‘Life apps’



Fear Is A Bully

My worst physical fight of all time occurred in the fifth grade.  Unfortunately, I fought an eighth grader who was big for his age.  He punched me in the face and knocked me down.  Then, he stomped me.  It wasn’t pretty.  To make matters worse, my friend and neighbor Poley (short for Napoleon) walked from school with […]

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Don’t Spend Time–Invest It

Several years ago, one of the WWII veterans in our church told me how he saw the Christian faith. He said something like this: “when I look at the Scripture and the teaching of the Christian faith, I see that it is a very reasonable faith.” That’s the same way that Paul saw the Christian […]

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In Celebration of America

Happy Fourth of July and happy birthday America! We have so much to be thankful for as Americans.  Whenever I think of what it means to be an American, I am immediately drawn to the First Amendment to the Constitution.  What would our country be without freedom of speech and freedom of religion?  We are […]

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The Full Armor of God

Paul called for us to walk worthy of our calling in Christ (Ephesians 4:1).  He wanted the church to live Godly lives in the midst of an ungodly world.  He not only called for worthy walks, he also gave us an example and a way to live worthy of the calling and name of Christ. […]

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Being Filled With The Spirit

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)?  Paul’s urgent command (it’s an imperative) has mystified believers and divided denominations, but it’s really very simple. Paul used language that makes the verse clear.  Paul emphasized the work of the Holy Spirit.   Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contains several important teachings about […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)