Renew Your Life By Renewing Your Mind

We all know we are called to be different people than we were in the past. We know we have moved from death into life. We also know we are new creatures, and we are to be conformed to the image of Christ. That’s what we know. How do we live that way? Paul gave […]

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Bringing July To A Close

Martha and I have enjoyed our time away during the month of July. We have had the opportunity to spend time with family and also to gear up for an exciting start to the new school year. We hope you have had similar opportunities. This weekend Martha and I are making a quick trip to […]

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Quotations You Can Use (July 27, 2012)

“Religion, so far as it is genuine, is in essence the response of created personalities to the Creating Personality, God. ‘This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent’ “–A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, 11.  “. . .there are really only three decisions you can […]

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Is There Power In Prayer?

A friend, church member, and loyal reader shared this with the assurance of a friend of a friend that it’s true. You decide. Here’s the story. A bar called Drummond’s (in Mt. Vernon, Texas,) began construction on an expansion of their building, hoping to increase their business. In response, the local Southern Baptist Church started […]

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How Do We Respond To Unspeakable Evil?

You don’t have to look far to realize our world is on the brink of disaster–and I’m not talking about economics. No, I mean in the areas of morality, civility, and concern for one another. Think of the headlines this week. In our country another mass shooting occurred. Twelve people were killed in a movie […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)