Are You Stuck in Your Faith?

I want to ask you a question that may be the most important question for your life in Christ. Is your faith static or are you growing in Christ? Are you stuck where you’ve been for months or years? I don’t know how you will answer the question, but the question and its answer is […]

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New Names and Places

Each week I write this “little something extra” (Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap) for the members and attenders of First Baptist Church. I use it to keep each one up to date on where we are as a church.   Our new building is getting closer to being ready, and we have many new names for different […]

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This Is the Way the World Is

‘There is no duty we perform for God that sin does not oppose. And the more spirituality or holiness there is in what we do, the greater is its enmity to it. Thus, those who see the most for God experience the strongest opposition”–John Owen. “The more you serve Jesus, the more opposition you will […]

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I Need to Pray

I woke early this morning recognizing I need to pray. I need to pray because of what prayer is–it is coming into the presence of the God who created me, cares for me, and desires my presence with Him. I need to pray because I need help with everything in life. Everything in life–family, work, […]

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Seven Truths about Christian Giving

Earlier this week, I wrote about three fallacies of giving. Today I want to write about seven truths about Christian giving. I think of this as a theology of giving. It certainly does not encompass everything about giving, but it does give us some basics. Here are seven truths about our generosity and giving. First, […]

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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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I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 (NIV)