‘Life apps’

A Beginning Point for Prayer

You may be beginning to pray or you may be beginning again. Good for you. What should you do as you seek to deepen your prayer life? Let’s remember no one on earth has a precise formula for prayer. Prayer is so much more than a formula or a recitation. It is coming into the […]

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Finishing Strong and Beginning Well

I have been blessed to study and preach from the Birth Narrative of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew’s Gospel gives the events of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Joseph while Luke gives us the point of view of Mary. What we see in Matthew’s Gospel  is an emphasis […]

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God Guides–We Obey

Matthew’s description of the birth of Jesus Christ is very much filled with the Providence (divine guidance) of God. Again and again, God directs Joseph, and Joseph unquestionably obeys. This is an amazing picture of God‘s sovereignty and human obedience. Both work together to provide for the safety of the child and His mother. Joseph’s […]

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Evil and the Birth of Christ

We live in a world of evil. We don’t even have to read news reports to understand that evil is all around and constantly with us. The birth of Jesus shows us the magnitude of that evil. Jesus was born when Herod the Great was king. He was a king like the most awful dictators […]

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What Joseph Can Teach Us About Manhood

I don’t have to remind you that we are living in very difficult times. Right now, we are dealing with an immorality which is creating division in the country and casting a pall of anger and distrust in our lives. The “#Metoo” movement has opened a door that we all hope will bring us to […]

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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

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)