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How I First Experienced the Comfort of Holy Scripture

I well remember when I first experienced how God’s Word comforts His people. It was at the funeral of Martha’s father. I remembered all of this yesterday as we gathered as a family at the memorial service for Martha’s brother, Tommy Layton, her last surviving sibling. Martha and I were engaged to be married when […]

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Suggestion for a Lazy Saturday

I have a suggestion for your Saturday. Since most people do something different on Saturdays, I have a suggestion for something new and different. Saturday is one of my workdays, but I still take the beginning of the day a little slower. Maybe you do the same. Here is my suggestion for what you might do […]

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This is How You Should Pray

“Thou art coming to a king, large petitions with thee bring. For His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much”–John Newton. “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it”–Psalm 81:10. “Then the word of the Lord came to […]

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Seven Reasons Why You Need Holy Scripture

Scripture is God breathed (inspired) and intended to help us know God. In a very real sense, there’s nothing more important than knowing the One in whose image we are formed. Here are seven reasons why Scripture matters. First, Scripture comes from God Himself. It is His word of instruction, encouragement, and revelation to the […]

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It’s Not a Secret!

Several years ago I read about a little boy who couldn’t get the zipper to work on his jacket. We’ve all been there with the zipper thing. We couldn’t get the zipper to lineup, our arms weren’t long enough, or for whatever reason it simply wouldn’t work. After several frustrating attempts, his grandmother said, “Here, […]

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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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Verse of the Day

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)