‘Life apps’

Telling Others What You Know

How do we help our friends, family, and neighbors know Christ? We all feel the urgency to share Christ with the people closest to us. We especially want to make sure we’ve done everything within our power to help them go to heaven. What can we do to be effective in this area? First, determine […]

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The Church that Pleases God

It’s fairly easy to look at church through the eyes of selfishness. In fact, it sometimes seems it is the only way people look at church. The apostle Paul noted it as well. He pointed out that he had no one that would look at church except for their own interests. “I have no one […]

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Larry, Darryl, and Darryl

I loved the Newhart show. That sitcom had an amazing number of characters, three of which were brothers named Larry, Darryl, and Darryl. Larry almost always spoke and introduced themselves in this way: “I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl and this is  my other brother Darryl.” Whenever I think of Larry, Darryl, and Darryl, […]

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What Can You Do When You Can’t Change Anything?

We’ve all been there. We know how this feels. It’s frustrating, and it is often overwhelming. What do you do when events are completely out of your control? You’ve heard many people talk about it in exasperation. Events have overwhelmed them– – events over which they have no power. They can’t do anything about it. […]

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I Feel Intense Grief

It’s Sunday afternoon, and I feel intense grief over the shooting of a number of police officers in Baton Rouge. At this point, three are reported to have been killed. I cannot imagine what officers and their families all over the nation are feeling right now. What can we say about such unspeakable acts? First, […]

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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)