‘Life apps’

Moving from Greed to Generosity

Being generous and shunning greed must be difficult. The Bible is written to real needs. Jesus talked about the crucial issues–no straw men here. Since Jesus spoke so much about money and its effect on the human heart (He spoke more about money than any other subject), God is signaling that our covetousness and greed […]

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Fighting the Battle

Every follower of Jesus Christ knows this battle. It’s the battle that seems so much bigger than we are. It’s the flesh that wars against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh. We well understand the feelings of Paul the Apostle: “I don’t understand why I act the way I do. I don’t do […]

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Grateful Hearts

Martha and I have hearts filled with gratitude over the 25 years we have served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. The church outdid itself yesterday with the celebration. We greatly enjoyed the time together under the pavilion. These have been joyful years, and we are thankful for them. Here are some of […]

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Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Time

“Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16). These are Paul’s words to believers. He wanted the followers of Christ to take advantage of every opportunity to do good and to make Christ known. Another translation says to […]

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Do You Need A Bridle?

We all struggle with right speech. There’s just something about our tongues that give us trouble. Nowhere is that more evident than the words of the Apostle James. James was the (half) brother of Jesus. He grew up in the same house as the Lord but without believing in Him as the Christ. After 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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Verse of the Day

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)