Moving Forward

Last week as I checked in to vote at my polling place, I was served by a woman I didn’t know but who knew me. She was very friendly and very nice, with warm words about the church. As I began to enter the voting booth, she asked a question I’ve been asked many times […]

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Genesis Two and Relationships

Genesis chapter one and chapter two are quite different, but it’s not that they are contradictory. They look at life from different perspectives. For example, Genesis one gives us a view of creation from a cosmic perspective. I often call it the 35,000 foot perspective. Genesis one is the picture of creation for the universe […]

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Verses for Everyone

For me, Genesis 1:26-27 are two of the most significant verses in Scripture. These verses teach us who we are and how we came to be. They teach about our relationship to our Creator and God’s purpose for His creation. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let […]

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Learning Who We Are

The narrative of creation shows us who we are by showing us who God is. We understand ourselves when we understand God. Often, I get asked: “Why do we need the Old Testament?“ My answer usually goes something like this: “The Old Testament shows us the nature of God. It reveals to us the God […]

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Celebrating Graduates—Celebrating God

Today we celebrate over 40 of our young people who are graduating from high school. What a significant day this is – – both for the students and for their parents and guardians. At noon Sunday, our student ministry will host a luncheon for graduates and their families. It’s always a great time to remember […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)