Qumran And The Word Of God

You might not recognize the place we visited yesterday. The name is not found in the Bible and the most important aspect of this place occurred long after the end of Bible times. Yet, Qumran is one of the most important places for the study of the Bible. Qumran is located at the northwest corner […]

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My Sermon From The Garden Of Gethsemene

Sunday Morning I had the privilege to preach the Gospel in one of the most memorable places ever. I preached in the Garden of Gethsemene on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. We know, of course, that Jesus spent the night before the crucifixion praying and preparing for the events of the next day. We […]

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Traveling From Galilee to Jericho

We spent Friday in beautiful Galilee touring the places where Jesus taught and preached. On Saturday, we moved south from Galilee to the area of Jericho. Our Friday in Galilee consisted of both upper Galilee (Ceasarea Philippi) and lower Galilee (the area around the Sea of Galilee). I love Galilee. It is green and vibrant. […]

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A Look At Galatians 5:22-23

I believe all Christians should memorize, pray, and meditate on Galatians 5:22-23. These verses give Paul’s promise for every believer. The indwelling Holy Spirit produces spiritual fruit which blesses our lives and changes us for the better. This is Paul’s hope-filled message: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, […]

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The Church Must Pray

Prayer characterized our Lord, and it characterized the early church. Again and again, the Book of Acts describes the apostles as praying. They prayed in the upper room and they received the gift of the Holy Spirit. They prayed Peter and Silas out of prison. Throughout Luke’s look at the church, the people prayed. Why […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)