‘Life apps’



How Do I Live For Christ?

How do we live for Christ? We often miss the point of Holy Scripture. We tend to think that it was written for people apart from Christ. Of course, it’s just the opposite. God gave us Scripture to bless, guide, and encourage the people of God. With that in mind, Colossians three was written to […]

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What Paul’s Letter to the Colossian Christians Tells Us About Christ

The Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Colossae about their relationships with one another and about their relationship with God. As part of this letter, he described who Christ is. Colossians chapter one is one of the greatest passages to explain who Christ is. Many people believe that Colossians 1:15-23 made up an ancient […]

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Three Truths about Sin and Temptation

All Scripture is true, and all Scripture teaches us truths by which we can live in strength and power. Genesis three is especially instructive in how to live in the midst of sin and temptation. Here are three truths from God’s Word. First, we all struggle with temptation. Like Eve we see things we think […]

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Learning Who We Are

The narrative of creation shows us who we are by showing us who God is. We understand ourselves when we understand God. Often, I get asked: “Why do we need the Old Testament?“ My answer usually goes something like this: “The Old Testament shows us the nature of God. It reveals to us the God […]

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Four Things to Make Your Church Better

I love the church. I always have. For all of my adult life, I have been actively involved in a local church. While I don’t have all wisdom or all knowledge, I have definite ideas of how you can make your own local church better in ministry, service, and impact. Let me give you four […]

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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)