Why I Am Impressed with Nehemiah

“What impresses you about Nehemiah?” What a great question to be asked. Actually, there is a lot about Nehemiah that impresses me. Let me answer that question for you. First, I am impressed with Nehemiah’s emphasis on prayer. Nehemiah prayed fervently and with importunity (as Jesus emphasized when He told us to keep on asking, […]

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Me and My Messy Desk

Yesterday morning I spoke to many of our men at our Tuesday Men’s Breakfast. They are very interested in what they should do in service to God and how they should do it. They want to know how to make the most of every opportunity (Colossians 4:5). They know that emergencies, responsibilities, and life itself […]

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Don’t Waste Your Time

Several years ago I read an article with a title something like this, “Five ways Not to Manage Your Time.“ I’m not sure that was the exact title but that was the idea. The author wanted to point out ways  that keep us from getting the most out of the time we work and serve. […]

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Lessons for Leadership and Life

We all want to get things done, and we all need to be effective in doing the right things. I am convinced that God wants us to be leaders. In fact, all of us are leaders. Someone is following our leadership. This is especially true of moms and dads. Nehemiah was one of the greatest […]

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Have You Noticed What is Happening?

Have you noticed what is happening in our Connect Groups (aka Sunday School, Small Group Bible Study, Bible Fellowship Groups)? It may be hard for you to know what’s going on since we no longer give a week by week report about Connect Groups, Worship Attendance, and financial giving. Here’s what is happening in our […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)