Nice Paint Job

I received an email from Robert Bruce. He writes for a helpful website called Copyblogger. It went like this: “I used to have a sweet 1986 Nissan 200 SX. Thing had a fire-engine red paint job, perfect body, custom wheels, the whole package. She’d turn every head on a slow cruise through downtown, and we drove that […]

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Why and How to Pray Scripture

God wants to grow us in our faith. This is the process of sanctification. He sanctifies us, and we work with Him in the process. When you read and study the Bible, pray, and serve, you are working with God in His work of sanctification in our lives. Praying Scripture is a wonderful part of […]

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Refuse to Live Half Way

What does the Scripture mean that we should offer our bodies to God as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1-2)? In Romans 12, Paul moved from the meaning of the Gospel–Christ died for us on the cross to remove our sin burden–to the implication of the Gospel for Christian conduct. He exhorted the Roman Christians in the strongest terms to present […]

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Churches and the Favor of God

What makes a church grow? Here are some of the reasons that we know–good leadership, good preaching, good location (you can’t have 1000 people in church if you have 500 people in your community), outreach, evangelism. The list could go on and on. Churches grow for many reasons, but I can’t imagine churches growing without […]

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It’s A Baby!

Last week I received a newsletter from the Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center in Covington. Northlake CPC is a wonderful ministry made up of caring, committed staff and volunteers. They have broad community support to care for mothers and the unborn. Rachel Adair, a young mother herself, serves as the Executive Director and wrote about her […]

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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)