Should the Church Major on Prediction or Proclamation?

The Ascension of Jesus into heaven provided the disciples and the church with major insight. As Jesus ministered to His followers during the forty days of His resurrection, He spoke to them about the kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit. He told them to wait. Their waiting provided amazing insights into who He was […]

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Did Jesus Really Die?

Did Jesus really die? Somehow, the question almost seems silly. When you look at the biblical record and when you remember the common experience of all mankind, you wonder how anyone could think otherwise. The actual facts are that many people in the first and second centuries questioned whether or not Jesus died. For the most […]

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We’re “Punching Through” Next Week

I don’t have to tell you that our building expansion if moving along nicely. All you have to do is look. You can really understand the progress when you learn that the work crews will be “punching through” next week. That means that the crews will be removing brick from the area that the present […]

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We Need A Real God

“Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God”–Psalm 20:7. “The madness of mornings is a key reason most of us believe we have no time. We have time, but it’s consumed by sound and fury that culminates in few accomplishments beyond getting out […]

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What to Do While You Wait

Is anything more difficult than being patient? One of my least favorite activities is to wait. Most of us want action. We want to move on and get things done. Unfortunately, we have plenty of times when we have to wait. We all understand, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), but we […]

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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)