“Not I But Christ”

Paul showed us the heart of the Christian life. We live because Christ lives in us. We can live differently because He lives in us and because we no longer live. In the words of the King James Version, real life is possible because it is Not I but Christ. Paul famously expressed it this […]

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Not Christ But I

One way to sum up the Christian faith is with Paul’s words: “Not I but Christ” (Galatians 2:20). He knew the life he lived came by faith in the Son of God. How tragic that we turn this around and make it: “Not Christ but I.” It is doubly sad because Paul’s words were written in […]

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Hands In Hand

Have you ever considered which ministry at your church is indispensable? You know, the one you would not give up under any circumstances? At First Baptist Covington, Louisiana, the ministry we could not do without would be our Hands in Hand ministry. Hands In Hand is a ministry to special needs children and adults and […]

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The Meaning of Ordination

Today we have the opportunity to ordain two men to Christian service—Kevin Harless to Gospel Ministry and Jason Hunt as a deacon of First Baptist Church. The ordination service will be at 6:30 PM Sunday night. We have a reception and fellowship time in the Steeple Foyer after the service. I hope that you will […]

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Quotations You Can Use (March 23, 2012)

“Any voice that promises total exemption from suffering and failure is most certainly not God’s voice. In recent years innumerable spokespeople for God have offered ways we can use God and his Bible as guarantees of health, success and wealth. The Bible is treated as a how-to book, a manual for the successful life in […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)