Who Was Herod the Tetrarch?

Matthew 14 introduces us to Herod the Tetrarch. The text is written in such a way that Matthew assumes everyone knew who he was and the significance of his life and reign. That was true of his day, but it is not true for you and me. Who was Herod the Tetrarch? Herod the Tetrarch […]

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Who Was Herod the Great?

The Gospel of Matthew introduces us to Herod the Great and his family. Herod’s family is prominent in the Gospels because of their cruel and barbaric rule. To get a real understanding of the times of Jesus’ birth and ministry, you have to know about Herod and his progeny. Who was Herod the Great? Herod […]

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Are You Stuck in Your Faith?

I want to ask you a question that may be the most important question for your life in Christ. Is your faith static or are you growing in Christ? Are you stuck where you’ve been for months or years? I don’t know how you will answer the question, but the question and its answer is […]

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New Names and Places

Each week I write this “little something extra” (Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap) for the members and attenders of First Baptist Church. I use it to keep each one up to date on where we are as a church.   Our new building is getting closer to being ready, and we have many new names for different […]

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This Is the Way the World Is

‘There is no duty we perform for God that sin does not oppose. And the more spirituality or holiness there is in what we do, the greater is its enmity to it. Thus, those who see the most for God experience the strongest opposition”–John Owen. “The more you serve Jesus, the more opposition you will […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)