God’s Wisdom or Yours?

I watched in horror, embarrassment, anxiety, and several other emotions almost two weeks ago at the supplemental interrogation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. According to polls and the interest of the American people, I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. While I have plenty of opinions about the subject and the behaviors of senators, […]

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Take Your Sin Seriously

James the Apostle made one of the strongest appeals in Scripture for us to take our sin seriously (James 4:1-12). He called on believers to ask themselves why they had problems with relationships. He suggested that there is a war going within our lives. We struggle with relationships and create havoc for ourselves and the […]

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A Snapshot of the Last Twelve Months

This past week we submitted our Annual Church Profile to our ministry partners at the Northshore Baptist Association. This report also goes to Louisiana Baptists and to the Southern Baptist Convention. Like you, these ministry partners want to know the state of the church (ours and others) at this point in time. Our Annual Church […]

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Learning to Take Risks

Jesus was the great risk taker. He risked all for the sake of those who did not deserve anything He had to give. God wants us to be risk takers as well–not for glory or adventure–but for the sake of His name and the advance of the Kingdom of God. Learning to take risks is […]

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The Power of Humility

In some ways, humility makes no sense. The Romans despised humility. For them it was not a quality to be esteemed but a weakness to be despised. I’ve often said that everyone admires humility as long as it’s not them who is being humble. While the Romans and others saw humility as weakness, God shows […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)