Life is a Journey

Life is often described as a journey. John Bunyan described it that way in his Pilgrim’s Progress.  In the New Testament, Luke used forty percent of the Gospel of Luke to describe Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. He also used the two disciples on the road to Emmaus to reveal the resurrection of Jesus. […]

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The Mark of a Man

Today is a day of mourning and remembering the 41st President of the United States of America. George Herbert Walker Bush passed away late Friday night at the age of 94. He certainly made a mark on America. Would you think with me about this man? No doubt, you have read a number of articles […]

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The Child Who Would be Born

When Gabriel came to Mary, he made two astounding announcements. Not only did he describe a virgin giving birth, he also described the child which would be born. While we often focus on the amazing and unique conception and birth of the Messiah, we should even more focus on the child who would be born. […]

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What the Angel Told Mary

Luke 1:26-38 may be one of the most exciting and significant angelic encounters ever. These verses tell of how the Angel Gabriel foretold the birth of Jesus. What did he tell her? First, he called her “highly favored” and said that the Lord was with her. This troubled Mary, as well it should. After all, she was […]

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Christmas Can Be Hard

Christmas can be hard. But it also can be good even when circumstances are difficult. Life is filled with difficulties. The circumstances of life sometimes make any celebration–birthdays, holidays, etc–difficult. I remember so well as a teenager when someone close to me was killed in a traffic accident. I couldn’t get over the fact that […]

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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

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)