‘Life apps’

What Does It Mean to “Despise Your Youth?”

What did Paul mean when he counseled Timothy not to let anyone despise his youth? “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity” (1 Timothy 4:12). As a youth, […]

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What Nicodemus Learned from Jesus

Nicodemus was one of the leaders of Israel. Not only did he lead in political and religious duties, but he also taught the law to the people of Israel. When Nicodemus came to Jesus, He came as one who needed to be taught the things of God. What did Nicodemus learn? First, he really did […]

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An Unusual Passage of Scripture

“Now while he [Jesus] was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person” (John 2:23-25, […]

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LIving in Peace and Joy

I was profoundly touched this week as I had the opportunity to pray with a single mom and her children. They moved into a new residence and wanted me to come by and pray with them as they began this new chapter in their lives. It was moving and instructive for me. That morning I […]

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Why I Believe

We all suffer the pressure not to believe. Our world, our friends, and even family members often pressure us to forsake Christ. John wrote his gospel for a specific purpose. He wanted those who read to know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. He wanted them to believe in Him. He knew […]

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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)