Why is Life Filled With Storms?

Life is filled with storms. Maybe that is why we often find storms in the Bible. Jesus calmed the sea, and Paul and his companions rode out a terrible storm in the Mediterranean (Acts 27). What should we take from the storm on Paul’s journey as a prisoner to Rome? Why is this included in […]

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Pray for Persecuted Believers

Reports surfaced yesterday about the persecution of churches and church members in China. Sometimes its easy to forget that China is a communist, authoritarian society. In spite of unprecedented growth of the church in China, churches and individual Christians are experiencing very difficult times. The latest, most difficult persecution began December 9 in Sichaun Province […]

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What Does This Mean?

Early Saturday morning a friend–a very good friend–sent me a picture of a December 2018 calendar. Accompanying the calendar was an explanation. December 2018 is the only December in our lifetime that will have five Saturdays, five Sundays, and five Mondays. It really is an interesting phenomenon. According to his explanation, it only happens once every […]

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That One Indispensable Thing

We all have needs, and we need those needs to be met. What is that one thing we can’t do without? What is that one thing that sustains life and keeps us going? I was blessed with parents who wouldn’t give up and who practiced taking the worst of life and going on. What made […]

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Opportunities and Blessings

Today, I want to write about two things. First, I want to remind you of the opportunities we have to worship God and to fellowship with one another during this Christmas time. Next weekend will be our Christmas musical, O Come Let Us Adore. O Come Let Us Adore is a joint effort of our […]

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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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It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)