“All Religions Are Alike”

“All religions are alike.” That statement probably bothers me more than any other misguided view that I hear. It’s one thing to not like the Christian faith; it’s another to not understand it. Any enlightened critic must know that Christianity is different–way different. Jeremiah’s New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34) may do more to show the differences […]

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If You Really Want To Make Church Fun. . .

I want church to be fun! It’s one of the qualities that I have tried to emphasize over the years. I particularly want children to think of church as fun. For this reason, we do a number of events and ministries that will help children have a positive view of the church. We want them […]

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Something’s Up

Late last summer I told our pastoral staff “Something’s Up.” I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I sensed that good things were happening in our church and in our community. As we moved to the fall, we continued to see these good things and even more added to it. Now that we […]

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Thank You To The Veterans Of The Iraqi War

Yesterday ended nine years of the Iraqi War. Many people have been deployed multiple times. I want to extend my thanks to those who have served over the last nine years. Our church has had many people who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. These were part of the active military and the National Guard. We […]

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My Favorite Christmas Story

Sometimes the best sermons are not preached from a pulpit. My favorite Christmas story is really a story worth telling. My wife overheard this story a number of years ago in a retail outlet. Martha was doing Christmas shopping when the woman in line in front of her made these comments to the store clerk. […]

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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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)