Getting Ready to Work in God’s Kingdom

Happy New Year and welcome to worship for the first weekend of 2019! The first Sunday of the new year is always an exciting time for me. It also seems to be a time when the church as a whole expresses its readiness to serve and minister for the coming year. Today is no different. […]

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How I First Experienced the Comfort of Holy Scripture

I well remember when I first experienced how God’s Word comforts His people. It was at the funeral of Martha’s father. I remembered all of this yesterday as we gathered as a family at the memorial service for Martha’s brother, Tommy Layton, her last surviving sibling. Martha and I were engaged to be married when […]

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Life is Not Easy

I don’t have to tell you that life is not easy. From relationships to finances to illness and death, life is not easy. Like many others, (my wife) Martha’s family has experienced loss. On New Year’s Eve, Martha’s only brother and last living sibling passed away at his home in North Georgia. Martha and I […]

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Would You Like to Change?

Almost everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, and almost no one follows through. In fact, most people don’t even make it through January for their hoped for new way of living. If you want to start something new, you have to do something different. What are some things you can do to make significant changes in your […]

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Let’s Start Something New

I love the beginning of the new year. You probably do as well. I love having a blank slate and a whole year to work with. More than anything else, I love being able to change my old habits and institute new ones. I have a suggestion for all of us: Let’s start something new! […]

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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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It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)