Why You Should Pray For Our Leaders

You and I have a responsibility to pray for “all those in authority.” This word from 1 Timothy 2:1-4 follows Paul’s previous message to the church at Rome to submit to authority as ordained of God (Romans 13). Paul exhorted Timothy and others to make “requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving” for everyone–“for kings and all those in […]

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Our Plans For July

Several years ago, the congregation of First Baptist Church insisted that Martha and I take some extended time to get away. At first, we had to be compelled to do so (what were we thinking?), but since then we look forward to the time. We deeply appreciate our church’s concern for us and look forward […]

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Quotations You Can Use (June 29, 2012)

“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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The Ridiculous News Of The Week

Is there a category for ridiculous news and ideas? Maybe that’s a niche for a new website. You would never run out of material. In America, we all know most of these ideas come out of Washington, DC, but this news comes out of Egypt. With Egypt at a time of real political and social […]

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My Lover and My Best Friend

There are simply some things in life you are absolutely sure of. The two that stand out for me are my call to preach the Gospel and marrying Martha Sue Layton. By the way, I, and everyone else in Brantley, called her Martha Sue. On our wedding day (today is our anniversary) I inexplicably started calling […]

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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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Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. — James 1:21 (NIV)