‘Lagniappe’



It’s An Adventure!

Vacation Bible School made a profound difference in my life. As a child, I received solid Bible teaching, loving adult leadership, and a challenge to live for Christ for all of my life. I also had a wonderful time making crafts (I still have a letter holder I made at VBS) and spending time with […]

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Getting Us On the Same Page

Earlier in the week one of our pastors mentioned how different people in the congregation had asked: “How’s our building campaign going?” He said: “I want to make sure I am answering correctly and that we are on the same page.” It’s important to have information. I’ve always said it this way: “Churches do well […]

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What Do You Struggle With?

Early in January, I sat on a plane flight next to a young father from Georgia. After we exchanged polite conversation, we settled in to the flight. He slept, and I worked on this new sermon series. When he awoke, he said: “You’re a preacher!” I laughed and said: “Yes, I am.” At that point, […]

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An Easter Greeting

Thank you for being present and joining us in worship of our resurrected Lord. As you know, this day typifies what it means to be a Christian. We are defined by the resurrection of Christ. Without His life, death, and resurrection, we would still be in our sin and we would be people without hope. […]

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Easter’s Coming and We’re Ready For You

Easter’s coming and we’re ready for you. It’s hard to miss the significance of the resurrection of Christ. Paul talked about resurrection in general and the resurrection of Christ specifically: “And if Christ wasn’t raised to life, our message is worthless, and so is our faith. If the dead won’t be raised to life, we […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Verse of the Day

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)