‘Life apps’



How Can We Live “Steadfast?”

God’s Word is always more powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). That certainly includes the Book of Nehemiah. What does God’s Word through Nehemiah say to us? How does it help us to be steadfast as we seek to follow God and His plan for our lives? As I have studied the […]

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How Should We Treat Others?

If we ask our brothers and sisters in Christ how we should treat other people, I believe you would get three really good answers. First, we should love others as we love ourselves. This is, of course, exactly what God says in Scripture (Leviticus 19:18) and what Jesus told us to do. This law of […]

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If You Want to be a Leader

Many people run from leadership while other people run toward it. Some people have a healthy view of leadership while many others (whether they aspire to leadership or not) have a very unhealthy view. Here are some teachings from God’s Word about leadership. First, leadership will encounter opposition. Any person who thinks that leadership is […]

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What Nehemiah Teaches Us about Leadership and Teamwork

The Book of Nehemiah is an ancient book with a contemporary message. It teaches us about leadership, teamwork, and relationships with others. Here are some of the lessons God teaches us through the Book of Nehemiah. First, Nehemiah shows us the absolute necessity of leadership. Before Nehemiah journeyed to Jerusalem, the walls of the city […]

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Lessons for Leadership and Life

We all want to get things done, and we all need to be effective in doing the right things. I am convinced that God wants us to be leaders. In fact, all of us are leaders. Someone is following our leadership. This is especially true of moms and dads. Nehemiah was one of the greatest […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)