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How to Pray for Vacation Bible School

This week starts Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Covington and at many churches across the country. We need you to pray. Here are some ways which are crucial to our making VBS what pleases God. First, pray for the presence of God over all that we do. Evangelist Charles G. Finney famously said: “If […]

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What Matters in Prayer

When we pray, we please God. God’s Word tells us to pray in all times and in all things. Paul said that prayer is the antidote for anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which […]

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What Prayer Does

Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God. It is indispensable in living a life of devotion to God and a necessity for understanding God’s will. What specifically does prayer do for us? First, prayer causes us to acknowledge who God is. When Nehemiah prayed, he called on the Lord (the personal name […]

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Are There Times You Shouldn’t Pray?

It almost sounds very strange to ask this, but are there times you shouldn’t pray? In fact there are times when prayer would be displeasing to God. Let me give you some examples. God is firm and explicit about many areas in His Word. For example, we know that adultery and stealing as well as […]

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Seven Steps to Overcoming Temptation

Everybody experiences temptation toward sin. It is one of the few things in life that is common to everyone on earth. Of course, people who don’t know God really don’t know they are being tempted. They are simply doing what actually seems right and normal to them. They are defenseless against temptation; they do not […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)