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Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve had a great time these last two weeks. We’ve had a wonderful time with family and a wonderful time of worship Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We’ve enjoyed having Brad and Emily and Reagan and Luke with us since Christmas night. The weather was great the first part of the week, and […]

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Don’t Forget Church!

We all have a lot going on this week. Just in my own life I’ve made a quick trip to Alabama to visit my mother and have returned to be with my family from Covington and those visiting from Alabama and Florida. Making all these trips, buying gifts, preparing great meals, and generally getting everything […]

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The Importance of the Public Reading of Scripture

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching” (1 Timothy 4:13). I had never really thought about what Paul meant as he wrote to young Timothy (based on what we know in Scripture, Timothy would be between 34-39 years old at this point. See William Hendriksen, New […]

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The Heart of Worship

Christians spend a huge amount of time obsessing over worship. Think of the questions we ask and subjects we worry about. Do we read from the right translation of Scripture? Do we sing the right songs? For years Christians have gone through the worship wars. I think we need to be thinking about different things. […]

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Are You Pleasing God or Pleasing Self?

“Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Jesus”–2 Corinthians 5:9. “I have to learn to relate everything to the master ambition, and to maintain it without any cessation. My worth to God in public is what I am in private. Is my master ambition to please Him and […]

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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)