Why Your Church Should Have a Parent/Child Dedication

Have you considered having a Parent/Child Dedication in your church?  We’ve done this for years in a variety of ways. We have Parent/Child Dedication three times a year–at Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and early in December.  We place the dedication around traditional family times.  Prior to participating in Parent/Child Dedication, we require the parents to attend […]

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A Father’s Day Story

Sometimes the worst of times and the best of times come in close proximity.  That’s the way it was with Reginald Epps, Sr, of Coaling Alabama.  Coaling is a small community east of Tuscaloosa.  On the afternoon of April 27, 2011, Reginald Epps watched the weather.  Though he was due to be at his fire station […]

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Why and How

We’ve discussed the “why” of moral purity.  Now we need to discuss the “how.”  How is it that we can do what we know we should? Paul called believers in Ephesus to live lives of moral purity (Ephesians 5:3-14), but it wasn’t any easier for them than it is for us.  Ephesus contained the massive temple […]

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Why I Want to Write a Blog

Have I lost my mind?  Why would I want to add to my workload by writing a blog? Maybe I shouldn’t be the one to determine whether or not I’ve lost my mind, but I can answer why I want to write a blog. First, let me give the spiritual answer.  This is the most important […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

A young woman in our church is doing her best to live a quiet and godly life before her husband.  She wants to be faithful in obedience to God in reaching her husband for Christ.  These are her words:  “I want him to know that in accepting Christ nothing is lost.” Many people fear what […]

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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)