How Did You Spend Your Labor Day?

How did you spend your Labor Day? I think it’s safe to say that the concept of “Labor Day“ in America has changed. Early on, Labor Day was the day for labor unions to parade and for people to honor those who labor with their hands. That has changed. I read a report yesterday that […]

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We All Fear Something

Fear is universal. We all fear something. The man of God is not any different. Jeremiah dealt with fear just as you and I do. When God set apart Jeremiah to serve Him, Jeremiah protested that he could not speak because of his youth. God told him not to say that he was a youth, […]

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Why I Hate to See August Go

I suppose I really have many reasons to hang on to the month of August, but I want to give you reasons from a church standpoint of why I hate to see the calendar turn from August to September. This has been the best monthly attendance in the history of the church. This is both […]

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The Word for Today (August 30, 2019)

What is the very essence of being a Christian? You could give a myriad of answers, taken from a multitude of verses, but my answer is Ephesians 4:31-32. I believe that God’s Spirit works to make us new people. He works within us to be Godly women and men who obey the Spirit and seek […]

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Learning to Do the Small Things

In almost every area of life, it’s the small things that count. Think about your marriage. What is it that really counts? Almost always, it’s the small things. A big ring or valuable piece of jewelry a husband gives to his wife probably doesn’t count for very much if he leaves out kindness, tenderness, and […]

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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)