What Are You Looking for in a Wife?

What are you looking for in a mate?  I almost always ask this question of couples who are engaged and plan to be married.  You probably would be surprised to know how few have really considered the subject.  When I am attempting to help couples who have hit a rough spot in their marriage, I ask the […]

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You’ve Got Your Hands Full

Martha and I attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, a three day meeting filled to the brim with meetings, preaching, singing, and convention business.  That is all nice, but it’s not what makes people attend each year. People attend to see old friends and to ask them:  “where are you now?”  It’s a […]

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Being Filled With The Spirit

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)?  Paul’s urgent command (it’s an imperative) has mystified believers and divided denominations, but it’s really very simple. Paul used language that makes the verse clear.  Paul emphasized the work of the Holy Spirit.   Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contains several important teachings about […]

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What Impressed Me About VBS, FBC Style

  I’ve always been impressed by Vacation Bible School.  I can remember several important events in VBS from the time when I was a kid.  I remember a story about a POW.  Only a few students knew what a POW was.  We learned a valuable lesson that day about depending on God and knowing that God would […]

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Why Your Church Should Have a Parent/Child Dedication

Have you considered having a Parent/Child Dedication in your church?  We’ve done this for years in a variety of ways. We have Parent/Child Dedication three times a year–at Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and early in December.  We place the dedication around traditional family times.  Prior to participating in Parent/Child Dedication, we require the parents to attend […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)