“What Is It That Knowing Christ Does For You Right Now?”

I can no longer remember how I heard this question. Was it asked of me? Or, did someone else simply tell me about it? I honestly can’t remember. I have pondered the question over and over. This question needs to be asked, and it certainly demands an answer. “What is it that knowing Christ does for you […]

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What’s Your Story?: Top Posts For 2011 #8

People like people. Don’t think so? Just look at the number of people on Facebook and other social media sites. People are interested in the lives of other people and want to know their story. In a sense, we all want to know who we are and what makes us tick. We also want to […]

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What Every Husband Wants From His Wife Today

What is it that husbands want from their wives today? How about wives from their husbands? Obviously, we all want romance, although husbands and wives generally think of romance differently. Actually, we all want something else even more. The Bible spells it out clearly. Wives, for the most part want to be loved and cherished, […]

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Whitney, Drugs, and Sadness

Whitney Houston’s death made me so sad. I obviously was not alone. People around the world grieved over the death of this pop icon. She sold 170 million recordings. She was 48 years old. Martha and I spent some of Saturday night listening to some of her great hits.  “I Will Always Love You” once was voted the greatest love song […]

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Preaching For Easter And Beyond

Deciding what to preach is almost as difficult as preparing the individual sermons. The good news is that once you have made your decision about a series or a plan you are ready to do the intensive week by week preparation. I have two series for Easter (one before Easter and one that begins Easter Sunday) […]

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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 blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)