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How We Can Make Friends For Jesus

Near the end of Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae, he encouraged the church to make friends for Jesus. He asked them to be people of prayer and to pray he would have an open door to communicate the Gospel. Then, he counseled the church to be wise in the way they dealt with […]

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Every Pastor Should Be Required To . . .

Yesterday I worshiped with the wonderful people of Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Land, Texas. Every pastor should be required to visit another church from time to time simply to learn from others. I worshiped with the church because our daughter Emily gave birth to Luke Bradford Kirby Friday morning early. Though she had […]

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What Will You Do With God?

In college, I had a number of close “preacher-boy” friends. One of my friends grew up near me. We had a close and abiding friendship. He was one of the most naturally humorous people I’ve ever met. Most of the time he didn’t mean to be funny, he simply was. He was a joy to […]

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What We Know About the Return of Christ

Like the whole subject of death and resurrection, the return of Christ contains many, many areas of which we are not aware.  Yet, many areas are readily available to those who believe. Let’s look at areas of which we can be certain. First, Christ will return to the earth to gather His own. That gathering […]

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Will We Know Each Other In Heaven?

Our sermon series on the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15 has raised a number of questions. One of the great questions which we all wonder about is this: Will know each other in heaven? This is an entirely appropriate question. After all, we were made for fellowship. The fact that we desire to know one […]

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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

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)