Learning To Live At Peace With God and Yourself

This is a verse to teach your children: “The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace. Because He trusts in Thee” (Isaiah 26:3, NASB). The King James Versison is also very instuctive: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” How do you come […]

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Pentecost Sunday

In all my years in ministry and in the church, I have never celebrated Pentecost Sunday. This year I intend to do so. I hope you will join with me in observing this wonderful day when God sent His Spirit for the blessing of the church. Pentecost occurred seven weeks after the Passover feast. Passover […]

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Quotations You Can Use (May 18, 2012)

“Personally I find great comfort and encouragement in the face of my fallibility by maintaining a close relationship with the Bible. . . . It cannot be stressed too much that the permanent address at which the word of God may be found is the Bible. More of God’s speaking has come in conjunction with […]

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What Happens When Society Breaks Down

Whenever there is a separation between values and practice, things break down. In ancient China, the people desired security from the barbaric, invading hordes to the north. To get this protection, they built the Great Wall of China. It’s 30 feet high, 18 feet thick and more than 1500 miles long! The Chinese goal was […]

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Why Traditional Marriage Matters

President Obama’s declaration in favor of same sex marriage last week has huge implications. Some of these implications have to do with politics and the future of the country legally and politically. The greatest implications have to do with the moral future of our society. Anything a president of the United States says or believes […]

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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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Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)