Who Is the Person Who is Blessed?

Many Old Testament scholars believe Psalm One was deliberately placed at the beginning of the Psalter. It describes the person who is blessed. We all want blessed lives. We certainly want God’s favor upon us. Who is the person who is blessed? What characterizes the blessed life? Psalm One is a brief and simple psalm. […]

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What Do You Want Your Church to Be?

Have you ever thought what you want your church to be? Maybe it’s only a question that pastors think about, but I don’t think that’s the case. I think we all have a vision for the church – – a desire of what we want the church to be and do. Last night, I had […]

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Learning to Pray

Jesus disciples asked Him to teach them to pray as John the Baptist had taught his disciples. It seems that prayer – – and learning to pray – – is a universal need. The disciples wanted a meaningful and effective prayer life. They saw in others that kind of experience with God and wanted it […]

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Can I Give Now?

Last week we were approached by someone who asked: “Will we have an opportunity to make a commitment to help pay for the expansion to our campus?” We smiled and assured them that the opportunity is quickly arriving. Let me share with you the schedule for preparing and equipping the church concerning our Forward! Capital […]

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Your Church and Your Ministry

“If you don’t cross over from what-I-get to what-I-give, your church will become increasingly unsatisfactory to you”–James Macdonald. “Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can only be done by God”–C. S. Lewis. “To be a fisher of men, you must have two groups. The large circle which is filled with so many needs and the […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)