‘Life apps’



Have You Ever Preached a Sermon?

Yesterday I asked our congregation what they would say if they were called on to preach. As long as it is an abstract idea, most of us have an idea how we might preach. I’ve had many people who have said something life this, “If they would give me a chance to preach, I would […]

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How You Can Bless the People Around You

Very few things in life are more important than being blessed. When Jacob stole the blessing from Esau, Esau’s pain was deep and intense. As Esau came to his father and realized that Isaac had given Esau’s blessing to his brother Jacob, he cried out in pain “bless me also my father!” The blessing had […]

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Are You Leading Your Church?

God is looking for leaders in His church. He is looking for people who want to lead and make a difference. In many churches, the church has leaders but not according to God’s plan. Many of these leaders are interested in power and prestige rather than pleasing God. How are you leading? What does it […]

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Faith, Family, and Golf

  I had an interesting day yesterday. First, Martha and I worshipped with my mother at the church where I grew up and where I remained a member until I became pastor of my first church. It’s always a joy to worship with other people and especially people you’ve known through the years. It was […]

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Why Love, Patience, and Kindness Go Together

Love, patience, and kindness appear to be intertwined. They also show up together. Is this true? Why is this the case? Let’s notice two passages of Scripture. The first is the famous passage known as “The Love Chapter” found in 1 Corinthians 13. The middle section of this chapter (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) describes what love […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)