‘Life apps’



Making This Summer the Best Ever

Like most children, I looked longingly toward summer. To be out of school, to get to go to the beach, and just to do something different, made me look forward to summer every year. Like most other children, I also had the plan to make my particular summer the best summer ever. I probably never […]

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When Good Things Happen at Church

Many years ago I preached a sermon entitled, “When Good Things Happen at Church.” At that time, our church had many good things happening and I wanted to encourage our people to be faithful in serving God and continuing doing those things that make good things happen at church. The reasons for those good things […]

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A Disastrous Decision

Acts five contains one of the most tragic, sobering, and shocking passages in all of Scripture. This passage is closely akin to the death of Achan in Joshua seven which occurs for roughly the same reason. You may recall the events. Ananias and Sapphira, two married believers in the early church, sought to receive the […]

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How the Church Stands in the Midst of Opposition

The church will face opposition. Jesus made this plain. He warned His disciples about impending persecution and opposition. He knew the opposition would come, and He prepared them for the future. Jesus warned His disciples that if the world hated Him it would hate them also. He prepared them for persecution but assured them that […]

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Miracles and the New Testament

As a child I assumed that miracles were on every page of the New Testament. After all, that’s what we studied in Sunday School. We read about Moses and the children of Israel. We heard stirring stories about Elijah and Elisha. And, of course, we studied the ministry and work of Jesus. The connection of […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)