Why This Friday Is “Good”

What is it that makes today “good?” Would anyone without knowledge of the Christian faith ever understand what makes this day good? We certainly can understand the dilemma that others have with our faith. After all, how can you explain death as good and suffering as helpful? How do we explain our affection for the cross? Why is this […]

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My Prayer For The Louisiana Senate

I had the privilege yesterday to pray at the opening of the session for the Louisiana State Senate, an opportunity afforded at the invitation of Senator Jack Donohue of the 11th Senatorial District and Senator Sharon Weston Broome, President Pro Tempore of the Senate. I am thankful for the opportunity to pray for our elected […]

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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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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 shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. — Romans 8:35,37 (NIV)