Leading Good Meetings

I live in the world of boring meetings. Well, not really but we all know how easy it is to have long, insignificant, and ineffective meetings. What can we do to lead effective meetings? What can we do to get our group to work together and to lead effectively? First, set an agenda and stick […]

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Four Special Blessings for the Church

Luke wrote two volumes about Jesus and the work of the church. His second volume known as “The Acts of the Apostles” chronicles the work of the Holy Spirit in the church. Luke’s special contribution is a series of summaries which show the blessings for the church and its growth all over the world. “So […]

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Meeting a New Worship Pastor

We have invited a perspective Worship Pastor to meet the church and to worship with us next weekend (November16-17). Out of respect for his current place of service, we will introduce him next weekend as we meet for worship. We have been praying and seeking God’s leadership since the first of July. We feel now […]

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How the Gospel Grows

The Acts of the Apostles shows how the gospel grows and how the number of disciples increased. Luke, the author of the Acts, uses six summaries to show the continuous and dramatic growth of the church. The first of these (Acts 6:7) sets the tone for all that the Holy Spirit would do as the […]

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The Gospel is Different

People constantly say to me how different the gospel of Jesus Christ really is. Sometimes they speak of its simplicity. Other times they talk of the profound changes it has made in their lives. The gospel of Jesus Christ is different. Paul made that difference evident when he wrote to the church at Colossae. Paul […]

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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

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)