‘Life apps’



Jesus and His Triumphal Entry

The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11) is one of the vital aspects of the New Testament. This is evident by noticing that it is found in all four gospels and is emphasized by the events which occurred. By entering Jerusalem in this way, Jesus showed that He was the promised Messiah. He […]

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How Can We Live “Steadfast?”

God’s Word is always more powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). That certainly includes the Book of Nehemiah. What does God’s Word through Nehemiah say to us? How does it help us to be steadfast as we seek to follow God and His plan for our lives? As I have studied the […]

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How Should We Treat Others?

If we ask our brothers and sisters in Christ how we should treat other people, I believe you would get three really good answers. First, we should love others as we love ourselves. This is, of course, exactly what God says in Scripture (Leviticus 19:18) and what Jesus told us to do. This law of […]

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If You Want to be a Leader

Many people run from leadership while other people run toward it. Some people have a healthy view of leadership while many others (whether they aspire to leadership or not) have a very unhealthy view. Here are some teachings from God’s Word about leadership. First, leadership will encounter opposition. Any person who thinks that leadership is […]

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What Nehemiah Teaches Us about Leadership and Teamwork

The Book of Nehemiah is an ancient book with a contemporary message. It teaches us about leadership, teamwork, and relationships with others. Here are some of the lessons God teaches us through the Book of Nehemiah. First, Nehemiah shows us the absolute necessity of leadership. Before Nehemiah journeyed to Jerusalem, the walls of the city […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)