There Is Nothing Like the Cross of Christ

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below”–Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “As we work, God works. When we give God our best, he gives us his best. The more we surrender ourselves to him, the more we position ourselves to be used by him”–Jim Denison. “I have been crucified with Christ and […]

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What If You Don’t Live “Happily Ever After?”

Recently, I wrote about “Once Upon A Time” and living “happily ever after.” The whole point was to make us conscious of God’s desire to bless us and for us to live obediently to Him. We can’t expect God’s blessings without following His plan for how the world works. It’s not luck or our effort or […]

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Once Upon A Time

Don’t you love the words “Once upon a time?” When you hear these words, you know exactly what’s coming. You know that it will be an entertaining story, and you know that it probably will end with “and they lived happily ever after.” We all want a “Once upon a time” and “they lived happily […]

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Faith, Family, and Golf

  I had an interesting day yesterday. First, Martha and I worshipped with my mother at the church where I grew up and where I remained a member until I became pastor of my first church. It’s always a joy to worship with other people and especially people you’ve known through the years. It was […]

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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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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)