It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

“Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). These words of Isaiah the prophet are generally regarded as Messianic, that is, predicting and being fulfilled in the […]

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“He Is Near”

It was that kind of night. Several children and adults from our church traveled to the home of homebound or nearly homebound people to minister to them through caroling. As I sat on the couch in the home of two wonderful Christians, the man looked at the children and spoke of God. This is what he said: […]

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Having A Christmas Of Significance

We get caught up in giving and receiving, enjoying and going, doing and planning at Christmas. What we really need is a Christmas of significance–a Christmas that truly can be remembered. What would a Christmas of significance look like? If we look at Matthew 2, we find the visit by the wise men and the […]

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Quotes You Can Use (December 9, 2011)

“There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas. This is never more true than with our ideas about God. Meaning well is not enough. Those who operate on the wrong information are likely never to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions which shape their lives […]

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“These Men Need Jesus”

In 1991, Ralph and Lynda Bethea and their four children lived in Kenya, serving as missionaries to the Kenyan people. They were part of a large awakening to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Kenya. I still remember reading the news accounts (you can search the Internet under “Lynda Bethea missionary in Kenya” to get […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)