‘Life apps’

The Days of Elijah

When you examine the stories of Elijah the prophet of Israel, you notice the perilous days in which He lived. Elijah lived in a day of moral relativism. People could worship Baal or the Lord or they could worship both and think nothing of it. Baal was the storm god. He provided people with rain […]

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Hearing God

God wants to know you, and he wants you to know Him. Can anything be more important than knowing your Creator? God also desires to lead His people and to give them direction for life. What is it that hinders our living in close, personal, and significant relationship with God? First, our sin keeps us […]

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What We Can Learn About Prayer

Jesus taught us prominently about prayer. He gave us the model prayer (also called the Lord’s Prayer) and reminded us of the need to forgive when we pray. Paul prayed for the churches and exhorted believers to pray in all things and to “pray without ceasing.” He knew we needed to be connected to our […]

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A Merry-Go-Round You Don’t Want to Ride

Why do I do what I don’t want to do? And, why don’t I do the things that I want to do? Of all the issues we face in our Christian lives this may be the most prevalent and the most common problem we face. Is there any solution to this problem? Do we have […]

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A Gift Like No Other

Yesterday was a great day. No one on earth planned it this way but the coordination of events was beautiful to behold. Yesterday morning I preached on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and last night we baptized sixty-four people in the Bogue Falaya River in Covington, Louisiana. All four gospels speak of the promised […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)