‘Life apps’

Three Things Healthy Churches Emphasize

Over the last few years, churches and church leaders have learned that health is a key metric for churches. Find a healthy church and you will normally find a growing church with positive influence in its community. Healthy churches grow healthy followers of Christ, and they make a difference in the world. What is it […]

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Seven Things I Taught My Children About Money

Finances make up a big part of life. After all, we all have to eat and we all need a place to live. How you use your finances will determine a lot about you. That’s why I made money part of my “Starting Over” sermon series. What do we need to know about money? Here […]

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There’s Nothing Like Discipline

There’s nothing like discipline. Some studies show the number one predictor of how a child will do as an adult is discipline. Can the child delay gratification? Can he/she look down the road and see a more preferred future? If the child can do those things, many social scientists believe the child has a high […]

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Checking in from the Honeymoon

No organization in history is like the church. The church exists as the result of the cross and resurrection of Christ. God created the church and it belongs to Him. The Bible is rich with pictures or metaphors for the church. It is called God’s field and God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9). It is the […]

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You Can Go Home Again

Thomas Wolfe famously stated “You Can’t Go Home Again,” but it’s really not true. The message of Scripture shows you can go home again, and you can start over. No matter what is going on in your life there is always room for repentance and beginning again. God is the friend of the repentant and the […]

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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

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)