Growing Your Church Small

Originally published in www.sbctoday.com January 12, 2012 You have a goal that your church must accomplish. If you want your church to grow, you must keep it small. It’s neither an oxymoron nor a paradox. It is simply this: as the church grows larger, the fellowship must grow deeper. Deeper fellowship gives the church a sense of […]

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Speaking The Truth–In Love

I preached this week about Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18). I was struck by how this passage of Scripture speaks to our current situation. You can see the similarities between Ahab, Jezebel, and the prophets of Baal and the politically correct tenor of our times. We all have […]

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It’s Time

This year marks the 200th year of statehood for Louisiana. It should be a wonderful year as we look back over the history of our wonderful state. This also marks the 200th year of Baptist work in the state. It has been a good 200 years. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. This is […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 13, 2012)

“When we close the door on God, we close the door on God’s blessings as well.” “Jesus is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in them.” “Lazy is not a personality style, it’s a character flaw. Having no intiative is not a style, it’s a flaw”–Dave Ramsey. “For I desire steadfast […]

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“Pray”

I remember it so well. I live north of New Orleans. Thousands of commuters travel the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway everyday. The bridge itself is 24.3 miles, the longest continuous bridge in the world. It has beautiful sunrises and sunsets, pelicans, and even an occasional lost dolphin or manatee, but there’s not much else to see as […]

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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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Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV)