‘Life apps’



Three Truths about Sin and Temptation

All Scripture is true, and all Scripture teaches us truths by which we can live in strength and power. Genesis three is especially instructive in how to live in the midst of sin and temptation. Here are three truths from God’s Word. First, we all struggle with temptation. Like Eve we see things we think […]

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Learning Who We Are

The narrative of creation shows us who we are by showing us who God is. We understand ourselves when we understand God. Often, I get asked: “Why do we need the Old Testament?“ My answer usually goes something like this: “The Old Testament shows us the nature of God. It reveals to us the God […]

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Four Things to Make Your Church Better

I love the church. I always have. For all of my adult life, I have been actively involved in a local church. While I don’t have all wisdom or all knowledge, I have definite ideas of how you can make your own local church better in ministry, service, and impact. Let me give you four […]

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The Importance of Eyewitnesses

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, and then to the twelve. After that He […]

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The Ironies of the Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

Everyone who has been a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ for any length of time is well acquainted with the trial and crucifixion of our Lord. Jesus gave Himself freely and voluntarily to atone for our sins. While we know this wonderful fact, there are other areas that are striking in their truthfulness 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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)