‘Lagniappe’



Doing The Work Of Ministry

Early in December I issued a rather strong challenge to the church to step up in our concern for the people of the world. This is the way I stated the challenge. “In a meeting last year I realized that though Southern Baptists give the largest mission offering in the world, the offering is really […]

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Sunday’s Coming

Next week I will begin a new sermon series called “Lead Me to the Cross.” I plan to preach six messages in the weeks leading to Easter concerning the meaning of the cross to you and me. One of the messages will be taken from Galatians 2:20. I see this passage as serving as a theme […]

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Buckets Of Blessings

God’s grace is amazing and His faithfulness is never ending. God’s Word tells us that. I remember the first time that I really “got” that concept. It came from the mouth of my professor, mentor, and later colleague and friend, John Olen Strange. Dr. Strange served as a chaplain in World War II in one […]

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First Baptist Church Welcomes Kevin Harless

Welcome Kevin Harless. At our congregational meeting this past Wednesday, First Baptist Church unanimously called Kevin Harless as our Children’s Pastor. We are grateful to have Kevin, Tiffany, Chloe, MacKenzie, and Graci Harless in our church. God blessed us by bringing them here, and we anticipate God’s continued blessings as Kevin oversees our children’s ministry. […]

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Trends That Encourage Me

I am encouraged about many things, and I want to share some of these with you. I am encouraged about people who are turning to God for their problems. Our pastors get to see many people with deep problems. That is always sad, but it gives us a lift to hear people say, “I’ve realized […]

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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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[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)