‘Stories Worth Telling’



A Beautiful Picture of a Beautiful Veteran

Over the Veteran’s Day weekend I read of a 92 year old veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam who died protecting his wife from a home intruder. As a salute to all our veterans and as a beautiful picture of true love and devotion, I want to tell you the story of the […]

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A Salute to Veterans

This past weekend was a moving time for me. It all began on Saturday as I heard some of the history of Veteran’s Day. It began, of course, with the Armistice Day of World War I. That war ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 AM. When I heard that I […]

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Saul to Paul

Today we conclude our series on whether or not a person’s disposition can change. Over the week we have asked if we can change and how that can take place and we have looked at people who changed, beginning with the disciples James and John and concluding with John Mark. Today we look at the […]

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The Amazing Story of John Mark

The life and ministry of John Mark is a remarkable story. I’ve often wondered why his story did not become a movie. He intersected with all the major players of the New Testament and recorded  the life and ministry of Jesus. As far as we know, he was a witness to the resurrection of Jesus. […]

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The Sons of Thunder

Recently, I have studied again the request of James and John to rule with Jesus in His coming kingdom. You can find this account in both Matthew (20:17-28) and Mark (10:32-45). These are interesting passages which speak of the kingdom of God and the work of Jesus as well as the short-sighted and selfish members of […]

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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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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)