‘Life apps’

Why Do People Reject Jesus?

I often hear people say they can’t understand why people reject Jesus. It often comes in the context of their having gone through great personal trials. It sounds something like this: “How do people deal with their hurts and troubles without Christ?” While we can’t give every reason, there certainly are some biblical reasons to […]

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Who Is “The Word” and What Does He Do?

The Apostle John famously began his gospel with these words, “In the beginning was the Word,  and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1–2). Of all the writers of the New Testament, only John the Apostle referred to Christ as the Word of […]

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How Many Ministers Do You Have?

Sometimes I get asked, “How many ministers do you have at First Baptist Church?” I understand what they mean by that question. They want to know how many full-time pastors we have at the church. I sometimes want to answer in a biblical fashion rather than what they mean. Ministry in the Christian church is […]

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It Means Something to be A Christian

To be a Christian means something. We all know this is true, but sometimes we miss the significance of our Christian faith. What does it mean to be a Christian? Among the many accurate and truthful ways you could answer this question, I want to emphasize what Paul wrote to the Colossians. Paul wrote to […]

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Can You Know the Will of God?

When I was a younger teenager, I distinctly remember being in a Sunday night discipleship class where we asked the question, “Can you know the will of God?” I have long forgot the contents of that hour, but I’ve not forgotten the question. Is it possible to know the will of God? That is still […]

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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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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)