Why Did Jesus Tell His Followers Not To Tell About Him?

We all know and understand that Jesus told His disciples to go into all the world, making disciples, baptizing, and teaching. That part makes sense. Everyone needs to know Christ. We all also understand that we have been given the responsibility to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. That makes the question […]

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Doing The Work Of Ministry

Early in December I issued a rather strong challenge to the church to step up in our concern for the people of the world. This is the way I stated the challenge. “In a meeting last year I realized that though Southern Baptists give the largest mission offering in the world, the offering is really […]

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Quotes You Can Use (February 24, 2012)

“I cannot describe it, I seldom refer to it, it is almost too sacred an experience to name. . . . I can only say God revealed Himself to me, and I had such an experience of His love that I had to ask Him to stay His hand. I went to preaching again. The […]

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“Run, Athena, Run!”

Have you ever thought about running the length of the country? Have you ever run 15 miles in a day? Would you even consider giving it a try? How about running 15 miles six days a week for five and a half months? Last week several members of our church met Athena Papadopoulas, a young […]

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Tim Tebow And Jeremy Lin

Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin are the two biggest sports personalities of the year. It seems they have captured the imagination of the American people. Jermey Lin has the fastest selling NBA jersey. During the NFL season Tim Tebow had the first or second fastest selling jersey for NFL players. What is it that makes […]

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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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I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 (NIV)