‘Life apps’

Why we are Baptist

If I’ve ever preached on why we are Baptists, it has certainly been a long time. Doesn’t it seem reasonable to preach about what makes us unique and distinctive? I would think that any group – – no matter how large or how small– – should know why they exist and what they have been […]

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You Have A Race to Run

One day when Jake, my grandson, was four years old we played “The Game of Life.” Somewhere during the game he said, “Doc, what is life? How do you explain “life” to a four year old? After giving it some thought, I think I said, “Life is all the things we do – – like […]

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Why Godliness Matters

For several weeks, I have been preaching a series of sermons about Godliness. Godliness is God’s desire for us. He wants us to be like Him. Why does Godliness matter? Yesterday, I preached from Exodus 33:1-6 on “Why Godliness Matters.” In addition to what is implied in Exodus 33, there are other very important reasons […]

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Who Is Responsible for My Christian Growth?

Who is responsible for my growth in Christ, and how does my sanctification happen? Sanctification, of course, refers to my being set apart for Christ and growing in His likeness. Who makes that happen? In one sense, salvation and faith is a one time event which brings us into eternal relationship with God. As I […]

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What Does “Crucifying the Flesh” Mean?

What does it mean “to crucify the flesh?” In his letter to the Galatians Paul exhorted them to walk by the Spirit and not to fulfill the desires of the old sinful nature. That command of Paul may seem normal to you, but there is nothing common about it. Paul told the churches of Galatia 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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Verse of the Day

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)