Are You Praying Biblically?

A few days ago I wrote about “praying big.” I have been convicted that my prayers are too small. This revelation has made a big impact on me. I am also convicted that I must pray in ways which are consistent with the teaching of Scripture. The Bible tells us very much about prayer. We […]

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Pray Big

Several weeks ago as I enjoyed my morning time in devotion with God, I received a clear thought in my mind, “Your prayers are too small. Pray big.” I became very convicted that I indeed pray too small. While “pray big,” may not be Scriptural language, it certainly fits the teaching of Scripture. God tells […]

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A Final Look at How You Can Help Your Church

Since Easter I have been preaching a series of sermons concerning “The Future of the Church.” This series has been helpful for me to solidify my thinking about the church. I think it has helped my people to think seriously about who we are and what God has called us to do. I want to […]

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I Have Really Good News

I have really good news. As most of you know, we have been searching for worship leaders since July 2016. During this time we have interviewed, listened, and prayed. We continue to seek those people who will lead us in the future. We are looking for two different worship leaders, one to lead our present […]

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Our Great Need for God

“If the Church of Christ is ever going to be a force for God, then it must be melted down in the flames of an old-fashioned, God-sent, heaven-born, heart-searching revival. And I mean revival,¬†that gentle breathing of the Spirit of God upon a church and congregation, which awakens within each Christian a new love for […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)