‘Life apps’

What Else Can One Person Do?

It’s easy to get down on life and down on the world. It’s easy to look at the myriad of problems in our world and wonder out loud “what can one person do?” Yesterday I preached on what one person can do. It was a study of a man in the book of Jeremiah called […]

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If You Want God to Work in Your LIfe . . .

Do you want God to work in your life? Acts 10 is a turning point in the history of the Christian church. At this point, God transformed the small but growing Christian church from a band of Jewish believers to a world wide missionary enterprise. God showed Simon Peter – – who had been given […]

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God Has No Throw Away People

Yesterday I challenged the people of my church to use their influence for the kingdom of God. Inevitably, when a pastor makes that kind of challenge, some–maybe many–people will immediately go to the default setting that says “I am not worthy.” How do you get beyond those feelings? What principles can we emphasize to counteract […]

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Do You Have Goals for Your Life in Christ?

Yesterday I preached about my vision for First Baptist Church. It had to do with “More,” as in more integrity, more caring, more gospel, and more living in the light. I believe the answer to the crisis in America is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. The answer is not in what the world, […]

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If I Died Tomorrow . . . ?

We’ve all asked ourselves this question. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do? This creates a real dilemma within us. First of all, we don’t want to think about dying, at least not for long. In the second place, we know deep down that what we are doing today […]

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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)