‘Life apps’



What does “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me” Mean?

One of the most difficult passages of Scripture is the saying of Jesus from the cross when he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The gospel writer Matthew recorded this penetrating and poignant question (Matthew 27:46). Though Matthew does not give the reason for this “cry of dereliction,” the context […]

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Why Church Matters

I know church matters, but sometimes I know it more than others. Just such an occasion happened yesterday. Martha and I have taken several days vacation. It’s a perfect time of the year in Louisiana – – beautiful weather and the middle of Mardi Gras season. Sometimes it feels that as many people leave Louisiana […]

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What Jesus Teaches Us About Generosity

Generosity is at the heart of God. As He is loving, kind, merciful, and just, He is also generous. He is the giver of all good gifts, and He is faithful to meet our needs. Jesus teaches His followers to be generous. The following are some of the things He wants us to know and […]

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Five “First Steps” to Help Your Friends Know Christ

We all have friends and family who are unchurched and apart from God, and we all want them to know Christ. Before you can take major steps to their hearing the Gospel, you often have to take baby steps or first steps. What are the first steps we can take to help our friends know […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)