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How the Gospel Grows

The Acts of the Apostles shows how the gospel grows and how the number of disciples increased. Luke, the author of the Acts, uses six summaries to show the continuous and dramatic growth of the church. The first of these (Acts 6:7) sets the tone for all that the Holy Spirit would do as the […]

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Takeaways from “Be Strong in the Lord”

I wear an armband that reminds me to “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). I often pray that God would deliver me from the evil one. We […]

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Four Essentials for Sermons

Like almost all pastors, I am enamored with the whole idea of preaching. Preaching is God’s plan. Paul laid out the conundrum for us. It is by the foolishness of preaching that God works among us. “Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he […]

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Who Is “The Word” and What Does He Do?

The Apostle John famously began his gospel with these words, “In the beginning was the Word,  and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1–2). Of all the writers of the New Testament, only John the Apostle referred to Christ as the Word of […]

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Why I Believe

We all suffer the pressure not to believe. Our world, our friends, and even family members often pressure us to forsake Christ. John wrote his gospel for a specific purpose. He wanted those who read to know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. He wanted them to believe in Him. He knew […]

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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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Verse of the Day

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. — 1 Peter 2:15-16 (NIV)