What Is “Christ In You, The Hope of Glory?”

Paul defended his apostleship and ministry as having been given from God to “make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, […]

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The Most Difficult Time To Serve God

What is the most difficult time to serve God? When no one else does. Scripture makes this truth plain. We were made for relationships–relationship with God and relationship with others. We need one another. Think how many times the Bible tells us to pray for one another, encourage one another, love one another. Surely, this […]

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“And The Survey Says . . .”

Last month the people of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, participated in a Transformational Church survey. This is the report of our consultant. We took the survey to help us do a better job of touching our local community and the world. We are hopeful that the survey helps us to “stir up one another to love and good […]

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Quotes You Can Use (November 4, 2011)

A call is what you would do for nothing that others would not do for any amount of money. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer 29:13). “God chooses, or elects, people for service. No one in the Old Testament is elected because of greatness (see […]

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“A Culture of Violence”

“A culture of violence.” That’s how Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans described the pervasive problem of shootings and violence in New Orleans. The specific incident that he referred to was a series of gun battles over the city Halloween night when two people were killed and fourteen injured by gunfire. Apparently, the second gun fight […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)