‘Stories Worth Telling’

My Favorite Christmas Story

Sometimes the best sermons are not preached from a pulpit. My favorite Christmas story is really a story worth telling. My wife overheard this story a number of years ago in a retail outlet. Martha was doing Christmas shopping when the woman in line in front of her made these comments to the store clerk. […]

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My Best Story For November

I really was not surprised about my most read story for November. After all, we all want to know what happens when you die. Isn’t it amazing how we want to ignore death, even deny it? I distinctly remember hearing two men in their mid 80’s talking together. One said: “I told my wife if […]

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“These Men Need Jesus”

In 1991, Ralph and Lynda Bethea and their four children lived in Kenya, serving as missionaries to the Kenyan people. They were part of a large awakening to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Kenya. I still remember reading the news accounts (you can search the Internet under “Lynda Bethea missionary in Kenya” to get […]

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“Tim Tebow Should Tone Down His Comments”

Those are not my words–I don’t agree with them. Those are the words of Kurt Warner, someone I respect deeply. I met Kurt Warner last January at the BCS National Championship game. He sat in a box seat several rows behind us. I asked for his autograph for my grandson, Jake. He graciously consented and asked God for His blessing for […]

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Thanksgiving Day

My favorite quotation about thanksgiving comes from Matthew Henry (1662-1714), a Presbyterian minister and famous Bible expositor. After he was robbed, Matthew Henry prayed this prayer: “I thank thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, although they took my all, […]

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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 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)