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Let’s Start Something New

I love the beginning of the new year. You probably do as well. I love having a blank slate and a whole year to work with. More than anything else, I love being able to change my old habits and institute new ones. I have a suggestion for all of us: Let’s start something new! […]

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Does This Make Sense to You?

Over the years I have noticed a strange phenomenon. I have seen this phenomenon enough times to know that it is true, but it still doesn’t make any sense to me. Here’s the strange behavior. After Easter less people attend church than before Easter. This happens regularly where I lead. I have noticed it repeatedly […]

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Five Goals for Reading, Memorizing, and Meditating on Scripture

I see two problems with the practice of spending time with God in Scripture and in prayer. First, we simply don’t make it a priority. A priority refers to that one thing that takes precedence over all other things. I fear we have simply not made reading, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture our priority. Second, […]

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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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)