‘Life apps’



Refuse to Live Half Way

What does the Scripture mean that we should offer our bodies to God as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1-2)? In Romans 12, Paul moved from the meaning of the Gospel–Christ died for us on the cross to remove our sin burden–to the implication of the Gospel for Christian conduct. He exhorted the Roman Christians in the strongest terms to present […]

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Dealing With My Fear (Part Two)

Fear is a bully that hounds us until it destroys us. When we give into our fear, it grows and becomes even more menacing. You must deal with your fear.  What can we do to overcome our fear? First, Think Through Your Fear. Think rationally, not emotionally. Thinking emotionally leads to panic; thinking rationally leads […]

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Confronting Fear

Fear is a bully. It intimidates us and takes the joy out of living. Fear grows until we do something about it. If we don’t do something about it, it consumes our life. Fear is contagious. The more we hang out with fearful people, the more we pick up on their fear. Let’s be honest. […]

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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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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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[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)