‘Life apps’



Life is Filled with Many Disappointments

Life is filled with many disappointments. We all know what they are. We hurt because of loss of employment, physical problems, and relationships. One of the most difficult is the hurt within families, both in marriages and among children. How do we handle such disappointments? Jeremiah suffered because he lived obediently before God. He obeyed […]

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A Trip to the Potter’s House

Jeremiah‘s trip to the potter’s house (Jeremiah 18:1-12) showed him the work and plan of God. First, God showed the prophet the sovereignty and power of God. As Jeremiah watched the potter at work, he received God‘s message showing that God is at work in nations and in the lives of individuals. As the potter […]

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Takeaways About Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian faith. In Scripture, we find many examples of prayer including and culminating with Jesus’ model prayer (the Lord’s Prayer). We also find exhortations to pray, and we find different aspects of prayer. One of the great passages about prayer is Paul’s writing to the Ephesians. In this […]

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What God Wants in Our Worship

All of us want certain things when we go to the place of worship. For example, we expect to hear a well-prepared message based on the Word of God. We want everything done “decently and in order.” We want to be challenged about our ministry, conduct, and service. All of these are good things. God […]

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What Is the Problem?

Have you ever considered the problem – – the basic problem – – we have? Would you know how to define it succinctly so that it would be clear to everyone? Much of the book of Jeremiah is his succinctly defining the problem of human beings. For example, he told the people of Israel that […]

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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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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; — John 11:25 (NIV)