Why You “Must” Renew Your Mind

The importance of the mind is found throughout Scripture.  The Bible gives specific and repeated instructions about your mind.  Because of its vital importance,  you must guard your mind as the spring from which everything else flows.  In this regard, you “must” be constantly renewing your mind and seeking God’s wisdom and guidance.  Why is it a […]

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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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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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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)