John 3:16 and Tim Tebow

Last weekend the New England Patriots clobbered Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. The game was over quickly but the reaction to it is ongoing, primarily because of the faith of Tim Tebow. As a Heisman trophy winning quarterback of the Florida Gators, Tim Tebow routinely wore a Bible verse for all to see. John […]

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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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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)