Whitney, Drugs, and Sadness

Whitney Houston’s death made me so sad. I obviously was not alone. People around the world grieved over the death of this pop icon. She sold 170 million recordings. She was 48 years old. Martha and I spent some of Saturday night listening to some of her great hits.  “I Will Always Love You” once was voted the greatest love song […]

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Preaching For Easter And Beyond

Deciding what to preach is almost as difficult as preparing the individual sermons. The good news is that once you have made your decision about a series or a plan you are ready to do the intensive week by week preparation. I have two series for Easter (one before Easter and one that begins Easter Sunday) […]

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Today, I Am Catholic

Today, I am Catholic. Not because I necessarily agree with many positions of the Roman Catholic Church, but because I believe in religious liberty. There is no right more precious than the right to practice your religious beliefs. We enjoy the freedom of religion–not freedom from religion–as the first of our basic rights. Those who […]

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Quotes You Can Use (February 10, 2012)

“When God speaks to us, it does not prove that we are righteous or even right. It does not even prove that we have correctly understood what he said. The infallability of the messenger and the message does not guarantee the infallability of our reception. Humility is always in order”–Dallas Willard, Hearing God: Developing a […]

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What Would You Do?

Last week I attended a meeting of Baptist leaders. It was a good meeting with many important decisions made. One of the parts of the meeting was a devotional by one of the pastors. I have thought about it repeatedly ever since. The message by pastor Wayne Hunt was brief, to the point, and penetrating. […]

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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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[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)