‘Life apps’

What Do You Do When You Don’t Know What To Do?

Yesterday I preached from 2 Chronicles 20 and the story of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah. Jehoshaphat told God he didn’t know what to do but that their eyes were on God. The king had every reason to tremble. He faced a coalition of three kings from across the Jordan River. Once these armies crossed […]

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The Most Comforting Verse In The Bible

I find Romans 8:28 and Philippians 1:12-14 to be some of the most comforting verses in Scripture–and, of course, the Bible is filled with comfort and hope. On my seventeenth birthday my present was getting my appendix removed. It was a real present because the pain was unbearable. At the same time I had a […]

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Why Courage Matters

God commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous. In fact, in four short verses He told Joshua three times to be strong and courageous. The last of these verses shows the importance of what God said: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the […]

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The Power Of Love

In our minds love is a sentiment. It describes how we feel about something or somebody. While that describes how we feel, it does not describe the meaning of love. God wants us to see love through His eyes, not through our eyes. Among many other lessons to be found in God’s Word, we must […]

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Your Choices Are Your Life

Your life is the sum of your choices. Whatever choices you make will reverberate down the corridors of time. Our choices have consequences, not just for this life but for eternity. For these reasons, our choices must be made quickly, decisively, and with daily resolve. First, our choices must be made quickly. By quickly, I […]

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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 since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. — Romans 1:20 (NIV)