‘Life apps’



Walking Through Open Doors

Open and closed doors is a popular and helpful way to discern the will of God. This method is prominent in several passages of Scripture. The most prominent place for me is Acts 16:6-10. On his second missionary journey Paul and his missionary companions wanted go to two different areas to preach the gospel but […]

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What Prayer Does

Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God. It is indispensable in living a life of devotion to God and a necessity for understanding God’s will. What specifically does prayer do for us? First, prayer causes us to acknowledge who God is. When Nehemiah prayed, he called on the Lord (the personal name […]

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Learning to Wait

We don’t like to wait. We have learned to think that everything should be waiting for us when we show up. That kind of mentality affects our relationship with God as well. Instead of thinking that we exist to serve God, we begin to think that God exists for the purpose of giving us what […]

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What Will Change the World?

We all want to see the world changed, and we all want to see it changed for good. How can that happen? First, we must look at the world realistically. World history has shown us plenty of people and groups who wanted to change the world to fit their view of what the world should […]

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Let’s Start Something New

I love the beginning of the new year. You probably do as well. I love having a blank slate and a whole year to work with. More than anything else, I love being able to change my old habits and institute new ones. I have a suggestion for all of us: Let’s start something new! […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)