How Husbands Love Their Wives

Sunday I preached about marriage using Paul’s exhortations to the entire household of those who love and follow Christ. God has a special word for husbands. He wants husbands to reflect the image of Christ as they live out their faith. “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh to them” (Colossians 3:19)./blockquote> You […]

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“They’re Everywhere”

Several years ago I started keeping track of attendance for Bible Study and for worship for the twelve months between June 1 and May 31. At this point, I don’t remember exactly why I did so. I seem to recall that we once thought about beginning the new church year in June. That didn’t happen, […]

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A New President for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Yesterday, June 5, 2019, trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary elected Dr. James K. Dew, Jr., as the ninth president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sometimes we don’t know the good things which are all around us. One of those is New Orleans Seminary, an institution that I’ve had the joy of being […]

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“I Live Like An Atheist”

Earlier this week I was stunned by the words of a deeply committed follower of Christ. “During the week, I live like an atheist.” This man really doesn’t live like an atheist, but his words struck deep into how we tend to live. He was referring to Colossians 3:17 where Paul called us to live […]

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How Is that Working for You?

John Ortberg in his book entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted“ told the story of a Senate hearing in the 1960s. The hearing had to do with changes to come in the country and in the world in the next few years because of technological revolution. According to Ortberg, senators heard how technology would change […]

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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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[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)