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Why Churches Do Well

I am fascinated with churches. I always have been. One of the things I often ask is, “Why do churches do well?” Over the years I have preached sermons (based on Scripture, of course) with titles such as “Why Good Things Happen at Church.” Why do churches do well? Let me give three very general […]

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Getting Prepared

As I write this article and go about all the other aspects of life, it’s almost impossible in my part of the world (Louisiana) not to think about the approaching Tropical Storm Barry, maybe soon to be Hurricane Barry with a landfall somewhere near us. If your in the path of the storm, it’s my […]

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How Do I Live For Christ?

How do we live for Christ? We often miss the point of Holy Scripture. We tend to think that it was written for people apart from Christ. Of course, it’s just the opposite. God gave us Scripture to bless, guide, and encourage the people of God. With that in mind, Colossians three was written to […]

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Praying for Your Church and for Other Believers

I pray. So do you. We pray for ourselves, and we pray for other people. You will also know that I write about prayer often. Are we praying in the right way for the right things? Obviously, whole books have been written about those questions. What I would like to do is give you an […]

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Four Things to Make Your Church Better

I love the church. I always have. For all of my adult life, I have been actively involved in a local church. While I don’t have all wisdom or all knowledge, I have definite ideas of how you can make your own local church better in ministry, service, and impact. Let me give you four […]

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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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“How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. — 2 Samuel 7:22 (NIV)