‘Life apps’



A Plan that Works!

One of the most exciting stories in the life of Jesus occurred in his home town of Capernaum. As Jesus taught in what may have been the house of Simon Peter, four men carried their paralytic friend to the rooftop, tore the roof away, and lowered their friend right in front of Jesus. You probably […]

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What Jesus Meant by Becoming “Fishers of Men”

“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19, KJV). Many people react negatively to this passage of Scripture. They somehow see some malevolent intent in the words of Jesus, As if Jesus means to “hook” or “trap” or something worse. But Jesus never manipulated or trapped […]

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What Can One Person Do?

With 7.6 billion people in the world and problems beyond measure, what can one solitary person do? It seems there is nothing we can do to make any difference. Fortunately, the Word of God is filled with examples of people who made a difference for God. They lived for the glory of God and for […]

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Praying Specifically

I often find that my prayers, while sincere and fervent, are too general in nature. It’s easy to pray for all the missionaries when we could be praying for real people in real situations. Paul’s prayers were specific and targeted. He wanted the churches to follow Christ devotedly and completely. He prayed for their spiritual […]

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A Different Kind of Checklist

Yesterday, I preached from Ephesians 1:3-4 about a “Checklist for Getting Close to God.” This passage is a great checklist for living close. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Just as He chose us in Him […]

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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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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NIV)