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The Story Behind the Story

The story of the birth of Samuel is an amazing story filled with human drama which vividly depicts human nature (1 Samuel 1). Out of her devastation, Hannah cried out to the Lord to give her a son. In response, she promised to give him to the Lord to serve the Lord for all of […]

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Words for Graduates–Both Present and Past

Yesterday we celebrated with over 40 high school seniors at our church. We recognized them in the morning worship and rejoiced with them and their families at a luncheon afterwards. Graduate recognition is a fun time to preach. It seems that people are more ready to hear than at other times. At the worship services […]

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You Are Essential for the Gospel Mission

As I prepared to teach about Paul’s trip to Corinth on his second missionary journey (Acts 18:1-11), I saw something I had never seen before–Paul didn’t reach Corinth by himself. In fact, I came to the conclusion that Paul could not have done this by himself. He needed a number of people and churches to […]

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The Last Words to the Church

What would be your last words to the church? What would you say to prepare the church for an uncertain future? Paul’s last words to the church at Ephesus prepared them for the difficult days which he and the church would experience. We know that Paul wrote to Ephesus, but we also have evidence that […]

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What’s Heaven Like?

Children and adults alike want to know: “What is Heaven like?” The Apostle John wrote of the impossibility of knowing all things and the assurance that we will be with God and that we will be changed: “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made […]

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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

Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV)