The Best Kept Secret

As I visited with a new family to our church this week, I became aware that sometimes we keep secrets about important meetings and events. One of the best kept secrets at First Baptist Church is our Wednesday night activities. Each Wednesday night we have Christian growth ministries for preschoolers, children, youth, and adults. Each […]

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You and Your Character

“What we see matters, but what we don’t see matters more. . . . While character is vital to our relationships with others, it is even more vital to our relationship with our omniscient Lord. The prophet said to him: ‘He who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is […]

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Thoughts on the Crucifixion of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are at the center of human history. The Bible makes this clear. The death of Jesus for us secured our hope and opened the door of heaven. The New Testament writers make this clear. Simon Peter described how Christ’s death became the supreme sacrifice for sin: “For Christ died […]

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All Glory to God

I like music, but I don’t listen to music very much. When I’m in my automobile, I’m usually listening to some kind of teaching tape or the news of the day. I’m certainly not a strong classical music fan, but one of my favorite musicians is Johann Sebastian Bach. Let me tell you why I […]

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Is Valentine’s Day a Christian Holiday?

Although there is plenty of debate, we don’t know a lot about who Saint Valentine was nor do we know how Valentine’s Day became what it is today. I did hear someone say that we can surely say that Saint Valentine was good for Saint Hallmark. Is¬†Valentine’s Day a Christian holiday? Should it be one? […]

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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 Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)