Can You See Jesus?

I well remember meeting Dr. Jerry Breazeale. He was the long-term respected pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana. About the best you could say of me was that I was a rookie who had just moved to the Superior Avenue Church in the same city. Not long after I met Jerry, he […]

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Who Is The Young Man In The Linen Cloth?

One of the mysteries of holy week is found in the Gospel of Mark. In the midst of the arrest of Jesus, a story is found which is unique to the Gospel of Mark. The story involves a young man clothed only in a linen cloth who narrowly escaped capture by leaving the cloth behind in […]

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The Uniqueness of Christ

Sometimes the greatest blessings come from the worst tragedies. The New Testament is like that. Would we have had any of Paul’s letters if the churches had not suffered persecution or false teachers? Paul wrote to help the church deal with the conflicts and difficulties that they faced. We are forever blessed because Paul cared […]

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This Ministry May Not Be For You

This may not be a ministry that you want to do. It may not even be a ministry that you’ve ever heard of or given any thought to. There obviously are other ministries like this, but they are small and underpublicized. They are led by people who are fully committed. They seek no publicity or […]

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Things To Come

I am excited to begin a new sermon series Easter Sunday. Amazingly, I have never begun a series on Easter Sunday. I have always ended the series on Easter. My pastor friends will tell me that I have done this all wrong in the past–the series should begin on Easter. I can’t wait to give […]

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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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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)