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What Jeremiah Taught Me About Serving God

God’s call of Jeremiah to be a prophet (Jeremiah 1:4-10) to the nations is a treasure chest for understanding service to God. Though Jeremiah had no special abilities or background, God called him to go to the nations with the message of God. His call teaches us about serving God. What are those special lessons […]

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My First Sermon

For whatever reason, recently I began thinking about the first sermon I preached. It has been a long time ago, but I remember it well. God called me to preach in what I call a “violent” call to ministry. Most people wonder what I mean by “violent.” It’s simple. Violent seems to be the only […]

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My Seventeenth Birthday

I well remember my 17th birthday. It had already been a momentous August. My mother had major surgery earlier in the month. While she recovered, my dad, my brother, and I did our normal thing. For us the normal was working to keep a business as well as a farm running. Two weeks before my […]

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God’s Call To Serve Him

“A call is what you would do for nothing that others would not do for any amount of money.” “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer 29:13). “God chooses, or elects, people for service. No one in the Old Testament is elected because of greatness (see […]

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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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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)