In Celebration of America

Happy Fourth of July and happy birthday America! We have so much to be thankful for as Americans.  Whenever I think of what it means to be an American, I am immediately drawn to the First Amendment to the Constitution.  What would our country be without freedom of speech and freedom of religion?  We are […]

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Getting Ready for July

Several years ago the leadership of First Baptist Church insisited that Martha and I take some time to be away to “renew and refresh.”  We had resisted the idea for a number of years.  For some strange reason, taking a month away did not seem like the thing to do (what was I thinking?).  After the […]

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FBI’s Most Wanted

I found the capture of Whitey Bulger fascinating.  Bulger ran the largest New England crime syndicate out of Boston for years.  By all reports, he had a raging temper, was well connected, and ruthless.  For sixteen years he eluded the FBI, apparently running from place to place.  The last several years, he lived in plain […]

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What Being Filled With the Spirit Does For Us

When Paul commanded the Ephesian believers to not get drunk with wine but to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18), he obviously had benefits in mind.  What benefit in Godly living would the Ephesians experience?  What blessing would the church receive because they were filled with the Spirit? Paul used the next three verses to […]

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The Full Armor of God

Paul called for us to walk worthy of our calling in Christ (Ephesians 4:1).  He wanted the church to live Godly lives in the midst of an ungodly world.  He not only called for worthy walks, he also gave us an example and a way to live worthy of the calling and name of Christ. […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)