‘Life apps’



Learning to Serve Like Jesus

Jesus made it very clear that His coming into the world was unlike anyone else on earth. He came not to be served but to serve. He left that legacy to all those who would follow Him. How is it that we serve as He did? First, we recognize that our will must come under […]

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Those First Ten Minutes

“Guests decide whether or not they will return to a church within ten minutes of turning into the parking lot.” Martha and I spent our Sunday yesterday with our pastor son-in-law and daughter and their children at their church in northern Virginia. We arrived Thursday. It has been rainy or cold or both ever since. […]

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Are You Stuck in Your Faith?

I want to ask you a question that may be the most important question for your life in Christ. Is your faith static or are you growing in Christ? Are you stuck where you’ve been for months or years? I don’t know how you will answer the question, but the question and its answer is […]

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Three Fallacies About Giving

Yesterday at First Baptist Church, I preached on “Ten Truths for Christian Giving.” These truths ranged from “God loves a cheerful giver” to “Giving is a matter of the heart.“ I tried to cover the gamut of the theology of giving from Scripture. I enjoyed preaching on this subject, and our people responded graciously. Of […]

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Seven Reasons Why You Need Holy Scripture

Scripture is God breathed (inspired) and intended to help us know God. In a very real sense, there’s nothing more important than knowing the One in whose image we are formed. Here are seven reasons why Scripture matters. First, Scripture comes from God Himself. It is His word of instruction, encouragement, and revelation to the […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)