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You Don’t Have to Sin

I have really good news. You don’t have to sin. Sometimes we think we simply must rebel against God and that we don’t have any resources to keep us in obedience to Christ. That is simply not true. It is not inevitable that you sin, and it is not beyond the power of God to […]

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How to Pray for Your Church

While we pray for so many things–most of them entirely pleasing to God, do you pray for your church? Shouldn’t our churches be near the top of the list of our prayers? I want to encourage those who attend FBC Covington to covenant to pray for the church. For those of you who attend other […]

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Why You Need a Church and Why You Need Friends

You need a church, and you need friends. From the very beginning, God put people together to worship, serve, and follow Him. While you find this throughout Scripture, it is particularly evident with the apostles and disciples of Christ. What would Paul have done without Aquila and Priscilla? How would he have carried out his […]

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Could We Just Live In Ephesians 4?

I love Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Ephesians is a letter concerning the church. Its themes are church themes and its teaching blesses the work and unity of the church. One of my favorite parts of Ephesians is Ephesians 4:24-32. Paul begins this section by reminding believers that we are new and that we should […]

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A SWOT Analysis

I am thankful for the time of celebration we have had these past few weeks. We have celebrated the dedication of our new worship center, and we have celebrated with baptism and with our students. Today we celebrate our families as we join with our country in remembering our mothers. I pray that God would […]

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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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Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. — Romans 15:7 (NIV)