‘Life apps’



The Uniqueness of Christ

Sometimes the greatest blessings come from the worst tragedies. The New Testament is like that. Would we have had any of Paul’s letters if the churches had not suffered persecution or false teachers? Paul wrote to help the church deal with the conflicts and difficulties that they faced. We are forever blessed because Paul cared […]

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Not Christ But I

One way to sum up the Christian faith is with Paul’s words: “Not I but Christ” (Galatians 2:20). He knew the life he lived came by faith in the Son of God. How tragic that we turn this around and make it: “Not Christ but I.” It is doubly sad because Paul’s words were written in […]

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Without Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” That’s the way the Apostle Paul summarized the Gentile world. They lived in a world of gods but really had no God. They often spoke of hope but in reality lived in a world without hope. These words not only describe the Gentile world of Paul’s day but […]

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Shine Like Stars

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is an amazing letter. It is amazing because of how it was written. Paul was a prisoner writing to free people. He used his incarceration to encourage the people of Philippi. Scholars call this the “Epistle of Joy.” It really is amazing, isn’t it? The man under house arrest and […]

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Foolish To Some; Precious To God

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). What did Paul mean when he said that the cross is foolishness to some and the power of God to others? What is the power of God […]

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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

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)