Where’s Your Safety Net?

Rick Warren recently wrote about a person’s safety net, but he wasn’t talking about social programs or even money in the bank. For him, a safety net means people you can count on when life is tough and times are hard. He spoke of having people to sit with you when a relative has surgery […]

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Trending–A New Sermon Series

This may be one of the most difficult sermon series I have attempted to preach. Not difficult because the text is obscure or difficult to interpret. And not difficult because the message is complex. Actually, the text is simple and easy to understand. Children easily understand the message from this passage of Scripture. All of […]

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It’s Time to Start Over

I love the new year. I love most any opportunity to start over. Sometimes I simply feel a need to change things up. Part of that need is because like you I am always looking for better ways to do things–more efficient, more effective. What about your life with God? Isn’t this the perfect time […]

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Making Christmas Worshipful

“Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Matthew 2:1-6. Christmas is upon us. What a wonderful time of the year. I hope that you will make Christmas a worshipful event in your life wherever you live and wherever you worship. Let me give you some ideas of how you can make it more meaningful. First, find a […]

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The Virtue No One Wants

Day Twelve of “Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Philippians 2:1-11. This passage tells us as much about the profound meaning of Christmas as any other. Christ left His throne above to redeem lost human beings. He humbled Himself and died on the cross for us. Because of His humility, we should also humble ourselves as […]

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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

[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)