‘Life apps’

Great Themes in the Psalms

I remember a day when the Psalms didn’t seem overly significant to me. I didn’t go out of my way to read and study the Book of Psalms. That was my problem not the problem of the Psalms of the Old Testament. The Psalms teach great themes of our faith. They point us to God […]

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I Can Count on God; Can He Count on Me?

Psalm 103 is a great song of praise. You probably know this psalm. It begins with “Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” The remainder of the Psalm makes it very clear why God should be praised and blessed by the worshiper. The Psalmist reminds us […]

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What Champions Have in Common

Yesterday was a fun day for me. We started the day with worshiping with our brothers and sisters at First Baptist Church Covington. After lunch, we joined with many of the church family and other churches in our area for the regional speakers tournament and Bible drill held at our church. It’s always a thrill […]

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Where Do I Go from Here?

One of the questions we ask ourselves about many things is, “Where do I go from here?” It is a serious question. How do I get to where I really need to be? One of the places that every Christian needs to get is to take on the mind of Christ and to live according […]

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This is Your Inheritance

Yesterday for my Easter Sunday sermon I did something different. Instead of preaching from the Gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus or 1 Corinthians 15 which gives Paul’s account of the many resurrection appearances of Jesus, I preached from 1 Peter 1:3–9. This is a passage that speaks of our “living hope” which comes […]

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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

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)