‘Life apps’



What Makes A Good Church Leader?

Last night I had the privilege of preaching a deacon ordination service for one of the young men of our church. It was a delightful time being with him and his family and with the family and deacons of First Baptist Church Covington. On any occasion such as this, you often find yourself asking, “What […]

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Learning to Serve Like Jesus

Jesus made it very clear that His coming into the world was unlike anyone else on earth. He came not to be served but to serve. He left that legacy to all those who would follow Him. How is it that we serve as He did? First, we recognize that our will must come under […]

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Those First Ten Minutes

“Guests decide whether or not they will return to a church within ten minutes of turning into the parking lot.” Martha and I spent our Sunday yesterday with our pastor son-in-law and daughter and their children at their church in northern Virginia. We arrived Thursday. It has been rainy or cold or both ever since. […]

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Are You Stuck in Your Faith?

I want to ask you a question that may be the most important question for your life in Christ. Is your faith static or are you growing in Christ? Are you stuck where you’ve been for months or years? I don’t know how you will answer the question, but the question and its answer is […]

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Three Fallacies About Giving

Yesterday at First Baptist Church, I preached on “Ten Truths for Christian Giving.” These truths ranged from “God loves a cheerful giver” to “Giving is a matter of the heart.“ I tried to cover the gamut of the theology of giving from Scripture. I enjoyed preaching on this subject, and our people responded graciously. Of […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)