The God of New Beginnings

Yesterday I had the privilege and joy of talking with a wonderful friend in ministry. We talked at length about what God is doing in his life and the blessings he has received in ministry. Before long, I was overwhelmed at how God had blessed him. I felt that way because I remember when he […]

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What’s Your Biggest Problem?

What is your greatest problem? Most of us have a pet issue, something that constantly gets in our way and can’t be overcome. What is yours? While we don’t all have the same issue, we all have basic issues that harm us, our families, and our church. Jesus talked about issues that we have to […]

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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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What Do I Want to Say to the Church?

It’s Thursday morning as I write my “Lagniappe” article for this weekend’s services. As I have prepared to write this, most of you know I have been “out of the pulpit” for a month due to your gracious encouragement to take time away and unwind. Now I am back and I have one question that […]

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How to Face Criticism

There are so many things in life you can’t be sure of or ever know. Here’s one thing you can be very sure of. If you attempt anything significant, you will receive criticism. How will you handle it? How should you handle it? Jesus faced constant criticism from the most influential leaders of Judaism. As […]

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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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I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 (NIV)