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When Good Things Happen at Church

Many years ago I preached a sermon entitled, “When Good Things Happen at Church.” At that time, our church had many good things happening and I wanted to encourage our people to be faithful in serving God and continuing doing those things that make good things happen at church. The reasons for those good things […]

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What’s A Church?

America is made up of churches, but the wide range of differences in churches makes me wonder what the church really is . Where should we go to decide what the church is and what it should be? As I’ve often told my congregation, my mother reminded me often that “We are a New Testament […]

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What Makes a Biblical Church?

Acts two gives us the birth of the church. With the disciples waiting in Jerusalem for the gift of the Father, God gave them the Holy Spirit. Each of the disciples spoke in other languages or dialects and people from all over the Mediterranean world heard the gospel in their own language. The disciples made […]

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Share the Ball

If you are a regular reader of this blog or attend the church where I serve or attend one of Martha’s Bible Studies or read one of her books, you know what May means to us. It’s NBA Playoffs time. It’s the time to crown a champion, and we want to be right in the […]

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Those First Ten Minutes

“Guests decide whether or not they will return to a church within ten minutes of turning into the parking lot.” Martha and I spent our Sunday yesterday with our pastor son-in-law and daughter and their children at their church in northern Virginia. We arrived Thursday. It has been rainy or cold or both ever since. […]

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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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[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)