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Be Encouraged

Last month, Martha and I were in a business to make a purchase which took several minutes to complete. We met a delightful man who waited on us and did a good job showing us what we needed to know. After several minutes, I had this intense urge to ask him where he went to […]

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Our Hope

I have good news and bad news. We smile at that statement, but we know that the statement is true. There is always bad news. As long as “Satan is alive and well” and as long as we struggle with our old sinful nature, there will be plenty of bad news. But, I also have […]

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The Child Who Would be Born

When Gabriel came to Mary, he made two astounding announcements. Not only did he describe a virgin giving birth, he also described the child which would be born. While we often focus on the amazing and unique conception and birth of the Messiah, we should even more focus on the child who would be born. […]

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Does God Have A Plan For You?

Day Six of “Getting Ready for Christmas.” Read Malachi 3:1-4. The promise of Christmas is the promise of hope. The passages of the Old Testament that look forward to the coming of the Messiah are also passages of hope. They are passages that tell of the work of God and the blessings of knowing Him. […]

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What Is Meant By The Acceptable Year Of The Lord?

Luke 4 is one of the most important passages of Scripture to describe the ministry of Jesus. This is the passage describing Jesus’ return to His hometown of Nazareth. It occurred on the heels of Jesus’ going to the wilderness to be tempted by Satan (Luke 4:1-13). As was His custom, Jesus joined the people […]

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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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“How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. — 2 Samuel 7:22 (NIV)