Nothing Quite Works Like an Example

Nothing quite works like an example.  If you want me to do something, show me how.  It certainly works with technology.  If you do it for me, I can’t learn.  If you tell me how, I can’t learn.   If you show me, walk me through it, or demonstrate it, I most likely can learn to do […]

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The OTX2011 Challenge

A friend sent a message yesterday.  She wanted to know how she could read through the Old Testament.  She said something like this:  “Having read through the New Testament for the 90 day challenge, I’m hungry for the Word of God.  Do you have a plan for the Old Testament?” Well, I do have a […]

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More Really Good News

In March 2001, First Baptist Church moved its main worship and ministry location from its 90 plus year address in downtown Covington to our present 43 acre campus. Churches that relocate face special problems.  First, people are attached to the old location.  My family certainly was.  It was all that we knew for church.  Our daughter was […]

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Conformed to the Image of Christ

As a teenager, my parents took us on a wonderful trip–two weeks to Yellowstone and back.  Part of the way back was a ride through the Badlands of South Dakota, the last part of the trip before turning south and heading home.  Near the little village of Keystone, stands the magnificent Mt. Rushmore with its […]

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God’s Spirit in You

Paul gives a fully developed view of the Holy Spirit.  Including such synonymous designations as “the Spirit of God” and “the Spirit of Christ,” Paul refers to the Holy Spirit over thirty times in his epistles.    In Ephesians, Paul refers to the Holy Spirit again and again.  Paul wants to remind us of the work […]

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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 whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV)