‘Life apps’

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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How Many Ministers Do You Have?

Sometimes I get asked, “How many ministers do you have at First Baptist Church?” I understand what they mean by that question. They want to know how many full-time pastors we have at the church. I sometimes want to answer in a biblical fashion rather than what they mean. Ministry in the Christian church is […]

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It Means Something to be A Christian

To be a Christian means something. We all know this is true, but sometimes we miss the significance of our Christian faith. What does it mean to be a Christian? Among the many accurate and truthful ways you could answer this question, I want to emphasize what Paul wrote to the Colossians. Paul wrote to […]

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Can You Know the Will of God?

When I was a younger teenager, I distinctly remember being in a Sunday night discipleship class where we asked the question, “Can you know the will of God?” I have long forgot the contents of that hour, but I’ve not forgotten the question. Is it possible to know the will of God? That is still […]

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If You’re Going to Give . . .

We all understand God is the giver, and He wants us to be givers as well. But before you give, there are some things you must understand. First, give yourself as you give your money. Many people make giving a legalistic enterprise. Or, they make it a quid pro quo. They give to God, and […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)