What You Do in Private

On the Wednesday of Passion Week, “Jesus spent this day [Wednesday] in private. . . . preparing himself for what would soon become the most public of events. In contrast to the solitude of this day, he would soon drag a cross through crowded streets and be executed in full view of the multitudes that […]

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Does This Make Sense to You?

Over the years I have noticed a strange phenomenon. I have seen this phenomenon enough times to know that it is true, but it still doesn’t make any sense to me. Here’s the strange behavior. After Easter less people attend church than before Easter. This happens regularly where I lead. I have noticed it repeatedly […]

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This One Thing That Changed The Way I Worship

I’ve been to church many, many times. Maybe you have, too. Have those times of worship affected your life? Do you often leave saying, “It was good to be in the house of the Lord.” Or, do you leave with a ho-hum, nothing happened attitude? Let me tell you the one thing that truly affected […]

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Can You Be A Christian Without Believing the Resurrection?

Can you be a Christian without believing the resurrection? Christians are very different in many ways. We are Democrats and Republicans as well as independents. We come from all over the country and all over the world. In my own congregation we have people from many places in Latin America, almost all 50 states, as […]

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What Did You Do for Easter?

I hope you had a great Easter. I certainly did. Let me tell you what we did for Easter. The most wonderful part and the most exciting was getting to worship with God’s family as we celebrated our Lord’s resurrection from the dead. I got to do that four times. (It was a blessing not […]

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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)