‘Life apps’

Three Truths of Christmas

We all know a lot about Christmas. We spend a huge amount of time preparing for it, saving up to buy gifts, and celebrating this time of the year. But there may be many things we really don’t know about Christmas. What is it God shows us about Christmas? First, Christmas is God’s plan to […]

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What Christmas Really Means

I like to call it the hoopla of Christmas. You know what I mean by that. It’s all the things we do that really don’t have much to do with Christmas. Actually, I like the hoopla of Christmas. I like parties, presents, excitement, and the joy of having some special family time. But that’s not […]

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How Hopeful Are You?

We all know how easy it is to get discouraged. We look at our circumstances, or sometimes the circumstances in the world at large, and we think that we have no hope. Without diminishing the real tragedies that some people experience, I want to assure you we have hope. One of the psalms asked the […]

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I Can Do This

We all want our friends, family, and neighbors to know Christ. How can we help them to know our Lord and Savior and experience the blessings that come from knowing Him? Here are four things you can do to open up conversations about the gospel. First, pray, pray, pray. I suggest putting a piece of […]

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Learning to Live Thankfully

The Bible is clear. God wants us to be thankful. We are to live our lives in thanksgiving and gratitude. Several psalms begin with the exhortation to “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1). The question, of course, is “how do we get to thankfulness?” Please consider […]

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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

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)