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Miracles and the New Testament

As a child I assumed that miracles were on every page of the New Testament. After all, that’s what we studied in Sunday School. We read about Moses and the children of Israel. We heard stirring stories about Elijah and Elisha. And, of course, we studied the ministry and work of Jesus. The connection of […]

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A Day to Remember

As we mark Memorial Day in America, it is certainly a day to remember. Yesterday at the church where I serve, we asked those whose family has lost someone in the defense of our country and our freedom to stand for recognition. I was amazed at how many families stood. It was sobering. We certainly […]

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The Importance of Leadership

John Maxwell has famously stated: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” That may be true in the business world, politics, or sports, is it also true in matters of faith. As I prepared to preach from Acts 1, I became aware of the importance of leadership. After all, what did Jesus do? According to Luke’s […]

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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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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

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)