The Believer and the Coming of Christ

“That day is no horror to me, for thy death has redeemed me, thy Spirit fills me, thy love animates me, thy Word governs me. . . . Thou wilt come to raise my body from the dust, and reunite it to my soul, by a wonderful work of infinite power and love, greater than […]

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The Strange Saga of Ananias and Sapphira

The story of Ananias and Sapphira is one of the most fascinating, difficult, and fearful passages of all Scripture. The events concerning this husband and wife are found in Acts 5. Apparently, this couple saw the excitement surrounding the action of Barnabas and wanted the same for themselves. Barnabas had sold a field and took […]

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Are You Seeing God Correctly?

When I say “God,” what do you see in your mind? Very early on, one of my daughters described her view of God. She described Him in this way. He sat on the throne and had long white robes. That’s fairly typical for most any child, especially one who has been brought up to know […]

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It’s No Secret

One of my favorite stories is about secrets. A young boy tried and tried to zip his jacket but couldn’t do so. Finally, his grandmother waited as long as she could and then took charge. She said, “Here, let me show you the secret.” She grabbed both sides of the zipper, lined them up, and […]

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Is It Easier to Believe in God or in UFOs?

Is it easier to believe in God or in UFOs? I suppose this sounds like a joke or a trick question, maybe even a riddle, but it’s not. Who knew they study this kind of stuff? Over the last several years some prestigious institutions have learned that people who don’t believe in God are very […]

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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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Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)