Learning to Feed Yourself

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with a young woman who is a new believer.  We discussed a number of issues in her life, including dealing with anxiety.  She wanted help in dealing with her anxiety and handling the other issues.  She basically wanted to know how to get more out of her new faith. […]

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A Checklist for Taking the Next Step

During that brief time in my life when I flew a private plane, we always used a checklist to make sure that everything checked out. After all, you never wanted to hear or think “oops” in the cockpit. You will be happy to know that a checklist is standard practice for the most accomplished airline […]

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Nice Paint Job

I received an email from Robert Bruce. He writes for a helpful website called Copyblogger. It went like this: “I used to have a sweet 1986 Nissan 200 SX. Thing had a fire-engine red paint job, perfect body, custom wheels, the whole package. She’d turn every head on a slow cruise through downtown, and we drove that […]

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Why and How to Pray Scripture

God wants to grow us in our faith. This is the process of sanctification. He sanctifies us, and we work with Him in the process. When you read and study the Bible, pray, and serve, you are working with God in His work of sanctification in our lives. Praying Scripture is a wonderful part of […]

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Refuse to Live Half Way

What does the Scripture mean that we should offer our bodies to God as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1-2)? In Romans 12, Paul moved from the meaning of the Gospel–Christ died for us on the cross to remove our sin burden–to the implication of the Gospel for Christian conduct. He exhorted the Roman Christians in the strongest terms to present […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)