‘Life apps’

What Happens When You Forgive?

Yesterday I preached on the horrors of unforgiveness. I talked about what happens if we are unforgiving. Being unable or unwilling to forgive brings terrible consequences. Unforgiveness leads to bitterness and all of its associated hurts and troubles. The worst consequence of being unwilling to forgive is that it leads us away from God (Matthew 6:14-15) and grieves […]

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What’s The Big Deal About Forgiveness?

In His earthly ministry, Jesus placed forgiveness front and center for those who follow Him. He told Simon Peter not to forgive seven times (an ideal number in Judaism) but seventy times seven. By offering to forgive seven times, Simon thought of himself as magnanimous. Jesus called him to go beyond anything he could imagine. […]

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Are Young People Resistant To The Gospel?

We often read or hear that the youngest generation in America is resistant to the Gospel. This view is backed up by the statistics which indicate that only 15% of the Millennials (born between 1980-2000) claim to be followers of Christ. Many members of this generation have even said to me that the 15% figure […]

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How Do You Balance Family And Career?

We all know the difficulty of balancing family with career. We struggle with it constantly, always trying to be able to work, make a living, and accomplish as well as giving our families the time they need. This has to be particularly difficult for single parents or those with heavy responsibilities. Yesterday I had the […]

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Do We Have Hope For The Future?

I struggled with giving this post a title. I wanted to ask a question: “Can We Reach My Grandchildren?” or “Can We Reach My Friends?” I wanted to make it personal because this is our personal responsibility. How do we reach our generations for Christ? Especially, how do we reach the youngest generation so that […]

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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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Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, — Ephesians 5:25-26 (NIV)