‘Life apps’



Essentials of Effective Faith

As a follower of Jesus Christ, how should my life look? What should be the essentials of how I live and serve my Lord? Simon Peter wrote his epistles to the dispersed and scattered believers of the first Christian century. As he neared the end of his first letter, Peter encouraged the church in the […]

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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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How to Pray for Your Church

While we pray for so many things–most of them entirely pleasing to God, do you pray for your church? Shouldn’t our churches be near the top of the list of our prayers? I want to encourage those who attend FBC Covington to covenant to pray for the church. For those of you who attend other […]

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Making Church Membership Meaningful

We often talk about making church membership meaningful. At our church’s Discovery Class we sometimes, ask the question, “What makes church membership meaningful?” Then we try to answer the question to help new and prospective members. Last week I read a report in Baptist Press,¬†concerning a church in Kentucky that sought to make church membership […]

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Learn from God and Live for Him

More and more I find myself being drawn to the Proverbs. I am afraid that in the past I have not taken this teaching of God seriously enough. God gave the Proverbs to teach the people of Israel to learn from God and to live for Him. As you go through the Proverbs, this twin […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)