‘Life apps’



Who Will You Tell About Jesus?

As I preached yesterday I became acutely aware of John the Apostle’s depiction of how so many people told their friends and family about Jesus (John 1:35–51). It’s really amazing. You immediately begin to get an understanding of how the New Testament church grew. It was one person telling another person of who they had […]

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My Takeaways from Christmas 2016

Amazingly, Christmas is now behind us, and as with all other years we now have to look to the future (and eat less!). Here are some of my takeaways for Christmas this year. First, I need Christmas. This is what I mean: I need the hope of Christmas and the joy of Christmas. I need […]

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How Can We Know God?

How can we know God? We all have a problem. How can we know God? How can we know what He’s like and what matters to Him? These are fundamental questions about life. How do I know there really is a God, and how can I get to know Him? We understand the problem. John […]

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Why Do People Reject Jesus?

I often hear people say they can’t understand why people reject Jesus. It often comes in the context of their having gone through great personal trials. It sounds something like this: “How do people deal with their hurts and troubles without Christ?” While we can’t give every reason, there certainly are some biblical reasons to […]

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Who Is “The Word” and What Does He Do?

The Apostle John famously began his gospel with these words, “In the beginning was the Word,  and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1–2). Of all the writers of the New Testament, only John the Apostle referred to Christ as the Word 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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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. — James 1:5 (NIV)