Attitude or IQ?

Yesterday I read an article that asked whether attitude or IQ was most important for success in life. Most of us probably think–or fear–that the answer is intellect. We assume as the author said that the those with the greater IQ will leave the rest of us in the dust when it comes to success […]

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Jesus and His Triumphal Entry

The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11) is one of the vital aspects of the New Testament. This is evident by noticing that it is found in all four gospels and is emphasized by the events which occurred. By entering Jerusalem in this way, Jesus showed that He was the promised Messiah. He […]

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Have You Visited Home Point?

Last week, I dropped in to the Home Point room at First Baptist Church. I was amazed at the resources available for the family. We established Home Point to bless families. We knew that families have their own special needs. We wanted to have a place where everyone would know where to go to receive […]

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Live Steadfast–Pray

God has called us to be steadfast in His service. We are to be found faithful in all things. The problem is that faithfulness and steadfastness do not come naturally to us. We are all sinful, broken people with a nature towards selfishness and disobedience. How do we live steadfast lives? Nehemiah was a man […]

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Let Everyday be Ash Wednesday

Today in the church, particularly the more liturgical churches, is Ash Wednesday, a day of confession, repentance, and beginning again. Those are good, Godly pursuits. Everyday should be an Ash Wednesday. Everyday should be a day when we confess our sin to God, turn our backs on it, and seek Him to lead us as […]

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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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It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)