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Why I Am Impressed with Nehemiah

“What impresses you about Nehemiah?” What a great question to be asked. Actually, there is a lot about Nehemiah that impresses me. Let me answer that question for you. First, I am impressed with Nehemiah’s emphasis on prayer. Nehemiah prayed fervently and with importunity (as Jesus emphasized when He told us to keep on asking, […]

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Talk to the Father about Your Neighbor

Anyone who has spent much time reading this blog or attending church where I lead knows that I have emphasized praying for the lost. Lee Strobel of The Case for Christ fame spoke Tuesday night at the Louisiana Baptist Convention Evangelism Conference. The Theme of the conference was about imprinting the next generation. Though Lee […]

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Highlights of the Evangelism Conference

ECON, the conference formerly known as the Evangelism Conference of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, was held on the campus of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, this week. It was a real blessing. The theme was imprinting and reaching the next generation. Fred Luter and his son, Chip both preached as did David Hankins and his […]

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My Sweet Mother

I traveled to Alabama yesterday to spend the day with my mother. She is now 89 and struggling both physically and mentally. In some ways I think she is slipping away from us. As I traveled both to and from my visit, I had a lot of time to think, pray, and reflect. My brother […]

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How Was Your Blue Monday?

Presumably, yesterday was Blue Monday and not just for fans of the New Orleans Saints. Yesterday is called “Blue Monday” for the following factors: Yesterday is one of the coldest, most miserable weather days of the year. Days are short in January and there’s not much daylight. We’re beginning to have to pay our Christmas […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)