‘Life apps’

What Every Father Can Give His Children

Most of us can’t give our children everything we would like to give them. Sometimes we don’t need to give them everything, but there are some things we should all give our children which cost us nothing but time and effort. What is it that we can all give our children? First, we can all […]

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My Responsibilty as a Church Member

As a church member, I have responsibilities. Do you ever think about your responsibility as a church member? Our failure to see ourselves as responsible to God for our church membership may be one of the greatest indictments of the modern church. Have you considered how you are responsible as a member of the church? First, […]

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The Heart of Worship

Christians spend a huge amount of time obsessing over worship. Think of the questions we ask and subjects we worry about. Do we read from the right translation of Scripture? Do we sing the right songs? For years Christians have gone through the worship wars. I think we need to be thinking about different things. […]

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Does the Church Have a Future?

Many people are questioning the future of the church. They want to know what–if any–future the church has in America. Yesterday I preached about this very subject. Just so you know, I believe the church has a glorious future. The future of the church is based on the hand of God, not the hand of […]

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How Jesus Prays for His Own

One of the most remarkable aspects of being in Christ is that Christ prays for His people. “Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:34). The writer of Hebrews also speaks of Christ’s […]

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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

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)