‘Life apps’



What Makes Christians Shine Like Stars in the Universe?

The apostle Paul encouraged the believers at Philippi to “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). Paul meant that our salvation cannot be static and only in the past. It must also be very much in the present and in the future. Paul did not mean that you work for […]

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A View of Eternity

The apostle Paul shows us a picture like no other in world history. He shows us not only what happened on earth but also what happened in heaven. He does so in his magnificent Christology in Philippians 2: 5–11. In this ancient poem Paul pictures Christ “emptying” himself. Many biblical scholars believe this ancient hymn […]

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I Love the Church

I love the church, and I have great admiration for the church which Jesus established. My parents also loved the church and did all they could to be a blessing to the church. My love and admiration for the church is not naïve. Through the years, I have seen the church do less than what […]

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Life Has Never Been Easy

Life has never been easy, and it is certainly not easy now. We have to deal with human sin and with our enemy who goes to and fro seeking to steal, kill, and destroy. How do we deal effectively with our common problems? First, we must recognize reality. Too many people want to live in […]

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Three Things to Know Before You Die

The Apostle Paul faced the very real prospect of an imminent death. He had been arrested, jailed, and placed on trial. He waited to find out the verdict. While we can’t be completely sure, most biblical scholars assume that Paul was acquitted and released from prison. Later, he was arrested again and executed by Rome […]

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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 angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)