Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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Report from Our Congregational Meeting

Last Wednesday evening (November 20, 2019) the church met for our fourth and final congregational meeting for the year. This was an important meeting for the church. Here are the major items we discussed and executed: First, the church extended a unanimous call to Adam Watson to serve as Worship Pastor. Adam has accepted our […]

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Seven Things I Never Get Tired Of

While life is filled with hurts and tragedies, it is also filled with joys and happiness. God has given us wonderful blessings which are filled with joy. Years ago Martha and I sat down with a yellow legal pad and began to write everything for which we were thankful. The list became too long to […]

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A Different Kind of Checklist

Yesterday, I preached from Ephesians 1:3-4 about a “Checklist for Getting Close to God.” This passage is a great checklist for living close. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Just as He chose us in Him […]

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Things for Which We Can Be Thankful

Psalm 103 is and has been one of my favorite passages of Scripture. It gives matchless praise to God for all He has done and for his wonderful blessings. I particularly love Psalm 103 because it reminds us of the many things of which we should be grateful. These verses were my prayer time yesterday […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)