‘Life apps’



The All-Sufficient Christ

The New Testament contains at least three great proclamations of the “All-Sufficient Christ.” They are John 1:1-14, (“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”), Hebrews 1:1-2, (“The Son is the radiance of God’s Glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by […]

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I’ve Never Been Without Hope

When I give my Christian testimony, I usually make two statements. Because of Christ in my life, I’ve never been alone, and I’ve never been without hope. Both of those statements are true in my life and true to the Christian Gospel. In many ways I’ve never been alone, but the most important way is […]

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What Makes A Good Church Leader?

Last night I had the privilege of preaching a deacon ordination service for one of the young men of our church. It was a delightful time being with him and his family and with the family and deacons of First Baptist Church Covington. On any occasion such as this, you often find yourself asking, “What […]

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Learning to Serve Like Jesus

Jesus made it very clear that His coming into the world was unlike anyone else on earth. He came not to be served but to serve. He left that legacy to all those who would follow Him. How is it that we serve as He did? First, we recognize that our will must come under […]

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Those First Ten Minutes

“Guests decide whether or not they will return to a church within ten minutes of turning into the parking lot.” Martha and I spent our Sunday yesterday with our pastor son-in-law and daughter and their children at their church in northern Virginia. We arrived Thursday. It has been rainy or cold or both ever since. […]

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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

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. — Colossians 1:27-28 (NIV)