Three Ways Not to Pray

Prayer is central to our faith. In fact, prayer seems to be a common practice of all peoples. Prayer is important because it’s¬†essential to getting in touch with God. Even many atheists admit to praying in difficult times. If prayer is so necessary and important, are there ways we harm our times of prayer? Are […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About This Weekend

This weekend will be a significant weekend for our church. We will make decisions which will determine the future of our church, and we will hold events which could and should make a difference in your life with the Lord. Let me tell you about these four events. First, we welcome Maggie Fredericks to our […]

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Intimacy with God

“They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob”–Psalm 24:5-6. “On one hand, to ‘receive blessing from the Lord’ we must ‘seek the face of the God of Jacob’ (Psalm 24:5, 6). Then, when we […]

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Four Things I want to Leave Behind

I’ve referred both in my blogs and in sermons about the question so many people ask, “What’s on your bucket list?” Our bucket list will reveal a great deal about us. What’s on your bucket list and what should be on your bucket list? Let me give you four suggestions for your bucket list. First, […]

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A Simple Way to Approach Big Projects

Martha and I have two daughters and we have been through two wonderful weddings. Each was a big project for us and for our family. Most of us have big projects. How can we approach them so that we handle them effectively and keep them from stressing us out? Here is my simple approach to […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)