What Matters in Prayer

When we pray, we please God. God’s Word tells us to pray in all times and in all things. Paul said that prayer is the antidote for anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which […]

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Don’t Let Easter Slip Up on You

Before we know it, Easter will be upon us. I hope you will experience the significance of this wonderful day – – a day when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Let me remind you that we have some great opportunities to worship with the church family as we prepare for Easter. Next week, […]

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One Great Thing

Recently I reread a quote from Vince Lombardi, the Hall of Fame football coach, about what makes a team work. It went like this: “Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi was well known for his belief that the […]

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Ask the Right Question

Yesterday I had the blessing of preaching from God‘s Word. It’s always a blessing and a privilege, but it’s also very difficult. That difficulty comes because it matters so much and because it is so important. Yesterday I preached from Mark 11:27 through 12:34. While I didn’t preach about all of the passage, I emphasized […]

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Our Journey to Golgotha

During this season leading up to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, we are looking at the Gospel of Mark and in particular the last week of the ministry of Jesus. During that last week, Jesus prepared His disciples for what was to come. He taught them about prayer, devotion, and their time on earth after […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)