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Three Facts about Baptism

Every church baptizes people and every church observes the Lord’s Supper. While all churches practice these two ordinances, they often disagree about the mode of baptism or the meaning and practice of the Lord’s Supper. What can we say about baptism? First, Jesus commanded His followers to preach the Gospel and to baptize those who […]

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What Do You Love? Who Do You Fear?

“The most dangerous love affair any man or woman will experience in life is a love affair with money. It is a deceitful object of desire, because it can never deliver what it promises. If you make money your primary aim, you are setting yourself up for a life of heartache”–Monday Matters. “He who loves […]

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Why Last Weekend Worked

Each week I write an article for the congregation of First Baptist Church which I call Lagniappe (a little something extra). This is my submission this week after we began worship in a new worship center.   I want to thank you deeply for making last weekend’s new beginning such a wonderful success. In spite […]

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Two Things to Know about the Worship Center

Each weekend I write an article specifically for the congregation of First Baptist Church. It’s my way of trying to keep the congregation well-informed.   Today is the day for the tour of the new Worship Center, Connection Center, and the related areas. Next weekend we will hold our worship services in the new building […]

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Creator, Sustainer, Lord of All

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be one of the twelve Jesus chose or one of those others who followed after Jesus? It must have been amazing, awe-inspiring, and frightening all at the same time. Jesus performed many miracles, but two of those seemed particularly to have touched His followers. When […]

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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 those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)