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When Life Gets Overwhelming

Sometimes life simply becomes more than you can take. You get overwhelmed by life. That may be where you are today. What can we do in these kind of times? Paul addressed these kinds of issues when he wrote to the church in Philippi. One of the amazing things about this letter is the fact […]

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Learning to be Grateful

People who have an abundance often have difficulty expressing thanksgiving. So do people who have very little. Thanksgiving and gratitude are difficult for fallen human beings. How, therefore, can we get beyond our own selfishness and move to the kinds of gratitude God wants us to have? First, ask God to give you an attitude […]

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Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I always have. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times for my family. I grew up in the same town with both sets of my grandparents. Though my father‘s father died when I was eight years old, we continued to meet together on Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day. One of the […]

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Welcome! Bogue Falaya Baptist Church!

Today we continue our emphasis on Celebration as we give thanks for God’s direction and blessings. We are joined today by the congregation of the Bogue Falaya Baptist Church. This is a special time for us to thank them for their part in the establishment of the First Baptist Church of Covington. It’s a long […]

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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 the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)