Speaking The Truth–In Love

I preached this week about Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18). I was struck by how this passage of Scripture speaks to our current situation. You can see the similarities between Ahab, Jezebel, and the prophets of Baal and the politically correct tenor of our times. We all have […]

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It’s Time

This year marks the 200th year of statehood for Louisiana. It should be a wonderful year as we look back over the history of our wonderful state. This also marks the 200th year of Baptist work in the state. It has been a good 200 years. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. This is […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 13, 2012)

“When we close the door on God, we close the door on God’s blessings as well.” “Jesus is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in them.” “Lazy is not a personality style, it’s a character flaw. Having no intiative is not a style, it’s a flaw”–Dave Ramsey. “For I desire steadfast […]

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“Pray”

I remember it so well. I live north of New Orleans. Thousands of commuters travel the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway everyday. The bridge itself is 24.3 miles, the longest continuous bridge in the world. It has¬†beautiful sunrises and sunsets, pelicans, and even an occasional lost dolphin or manatee, but there’s not much else to see as […]

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My Most Popular Story For December

Anyone who knows me knows that I like stories. I love stories worth telling. I love to hear them, read them, and tell them. Stories are particularly powerful in the context of a sermon. Probably much of the reason for why I like stories is that I like to see people connect with the story. […]

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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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Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. — Psalm 119:165 (NIV)