Finishing the Story

In some ways,  the last paragraph of Matthew Chapter Two seems superfluous.  After all, the child has been protected and those who wanted to kill him are dead, but that’s not the end of the story. In fact, the story is only beginning. This passage of Scripture seems very important to me for two reasons. […]

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The Why of Christmas

The Christmas narrative found in the Gospel of Matthew is much different from the narrative in the Gospel of Luke. It’s not contradictory, but it is different. It’s as different as men and women. Luke’s gospel gives us the events of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Mary. This tells us […]

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Seven Best Practices for 2018

This has been an amazing year, but it is quickly coming to an end. I want to challenge you with some of the practices which will make this next year even better. I see these practices as good for life and a blessing for the woman and man of God. May God bless you as […]

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It’s Christmas!

Welcome to the Christmas Eve services of First Baptist Church! We have planned for you to worship with us today, and we are very thankful you are here. We hope and pray that you will experience the joy of this place and the joy of knowing and worshiping Christ. What makes Christmas so special for […]

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You Must Give

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed”–Proverbs 11:24-25. “The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we must become”–Henry Martyn. “We’re used to hearing […]

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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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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)