It’s Time to be a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ

From prison where he would suffer execution, Paul challenged Timothy (and us) to teach truth, be strong in the grace of Christ, and join Paul in hardship by being a good soldier of Jesus Christ. “You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things which you have […]

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Wasting Time or Pleasing God?

Today, for much of the country, begins an unprecedented time in American history. Schools will be closed and people’s lives will be disrupted. People will have to make gut-wrenching choices about crucial parts of their lives. The church will have to find new ways to do its ministry and carry out its mission. Will we […]

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Unprecedented

What a different day this is in America and over most of the world. The Coronavirus has changed the way we look at life and the routines of our lives. That certainly is the case with worship and the assembling of the people of God. Many of you are unable to attend worship because of […]

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Don’t Let Trouble Get the Best of You

Jesus famously told His disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:1). His disciples found that encouragement difficult to understand and accept. We find it hard as well. Life is filled with trouble and anxiety. Life with all its complexity gets us down. More than ever, we need to hear the counsel of Jesus […]

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You Have a Lot to Think About

You have a lot to think about. We all do. From the upcoming presidential and congressional elections to the economy to the Coronavirus, we all have a lot on our minds. Let me remind you that with all illnesses cleanliness is the best solution–both at home and at church. At church we are going to […]

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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)