Pope Francis and the Saints

You may have seen the tweet by Pope Francis Sunday. It had to do with saints in the Catholic church but Twitter helped change the meaning for many people. When Pope Francis used the word “saints,” Twitter added a # and a Fleur de Lis emoji which gave a completely new meaning. Many Saints fans […]

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Sometimes You Have to Speak Up

There are times in life when you have to speak up. Some of those times are the very hardest, but they are also the most important. Jeremiah found himself in that situation as God’s prophet to the people of Jerusalem and Judah. The personality of Jeremiah is well known. He did not choose to be […]

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What the Church Gives

“The local church is the only organization I know that will provide all that it offers, for free, for anyone, for as long as they want”–Dan Reiland. The more I read that quote Thursday morning, the more significant it became for me. The church really is what Dan Reiland said. It really is the only […]

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The Word for Today (October 11, 2019)

“I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon. Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the […]

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What I Learned about Prayer

We have so much to learn about prayer. Fortunately, God’s Word gives us an abundance of information to help us to pray. Recently, I have had the opportunity to study and examine what Paul told the Ephesian church about prayer. “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)