‘Life apps’



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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Would The Real Christian Stand Up?

Recently, it has become fashionable, mainly in political circles, to talk about who is a Christian. Mostly, because of the political nature of the debate, the answer is “A Christian is a person who says he is.” While that answer makes sense from a worldly point of view, it makes no sense from the Bible. […]

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Getting My Day Off On The Right Foot

As a pastor, one of my most important tasks is to help people connect with God and follow Him completely. I find the “following Him completely” to be the most complicated part. How can I connect with God on a daily basis so that I am ready to face the difficulties of life? We all […]

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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

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)