The Chicken Little Complex

Do you remember Chicken Little? I am mean Chicken Little of “The sky is falling!” fame. It’s easy to be a Chicken Little. Life can get us down. From what’s happening in the country to our own personal problems, life can become overwhelming. I certainly feel that way sometimes, but that’s not reality and it […]

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How Should We Use Our Words?

One of the themes of the Epistle of James is the proper use of words. James kept coming back to the theme of using words wisely. How should we use language, and what does James want us to understand? First, your speech reflects who you are and the God you serve. Since lost people don’t […]

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How to Bless Your Church

I usually use this space to bring you up to date on items you need to know about the church. Today I want to ask you to think about how you can be a blessing to the church and a minister in the kingdom of God. How can I be a blessing to the church? […]

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What One Person Can Do

Sometimes we think that we can’t do much. In one sense that is true. When we recognize that we live in a world of 7 billion people all of whom have needs, what can one person do? In another sense, it is amazing what one person can do. I am studying and teaching through Acts. […]

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Raising Children Who Thrive

You may have seen the report of the Harvard University study about children who attend church, but I am certain you weren’t surprised. This scientific study reported what common sense and common knowledge have always known to be true. Children who attend church regularly (that is, once a week) are happier, better adjusted, and more […]

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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 you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. — 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NIV)