What Is the Problem?

Have you ever considered the problem – – the basic problem – – we have? Would you know how to define it succinctly so that it would be clear to everyone? Much of the book of Jeremiah is his succinctly defining the problem of human beings. For example, he told the people of Israel that […]

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Congregational Meeting #3 2019

Our third congregational meeting for the year 2019 will be held this weekend (Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 pm) in Central Hall. Our congregational meetings are important times for us. Our by-laws and our church culture calls for transparency in our meetings. For this reason and because we are congregationally governed, I hope you will […]

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The Word for Today (September 6, 2019)

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). I continue to be amazed at how many times the Bible tells us to be strong and courageous and […]

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Things That Should Never Be A Part of Your Life

There are so many things I want in my life–some material and some emotional,–but I definitely want them. There are other things in life that I must do my best to rid from my life. And, it’s not just me. It is you and all those who hold the name of Christ dear. Paul instructed […]

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Fear Kills–God Delivers

In football, pundits love to say, “speed kills.” It’s a metaphorical saying, but there is another saying that is more than a metaphor. It is this, fear kills. It does so by paralyzing people. It keeps us from doing our best, taking a risk, or just going on with life. Almost everyone who takes their […]

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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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[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)