Who Was Caesar Augustus?

Who was Caesar Augustus and why does he matter? While we all have a general idea about the history of the Roman Empire and we all know that Jesus was born during his reign, there is much more that we need to know about this first emperor of the Roman Empire. For someone who lived […]

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The Two Most Unlikely People

Were there ever two more unlikely people than Joseph and Mary? Is there any more improbable event ¬†than the birth of Jesus Christ? Joseph and Mary were peasants from an obscure village in an obscure part of the world. Only the events of of the birth of Jesus Christ could have made them known by […]

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Wouldn’t You Like to be Part of This?

Last week I read of an organization dedicated to taking the gospel to the nations (especially to people groups who have never heard the gospel) that did the following last year in hard to reach places: Shared the gospel with 1,623,410 people Saw 87,287 new believers come to Christ Trained 12,883 new pastors I immediately […]

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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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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)