‘Life apps’

Why Should We Pray?

Prayer is at the center of the life of a Christian. While it would be difficult to dispute the importance of prayer in the life of a believer, we still often feel inadequate when we pray. Even Jesus’ disciples wanted to know how to pray. They asked Jesus to “teach us to pray as John […]

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Who Should I Vote For?

Louisiana does its elections differently from most any other state. That’s not so surprising because we do a lot of things differently than any other state. We have an election coming up this Saturday. We will vote for all the statewide offices including our governor. We”ll also vote for parish offices. In anticipation of the […]

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Why Do Outcasts Love Jesus?

We know Jesus loved tax collectors and sinners. Why did tax collectors and sinners love Jesus? The Bible tells us that the common people heard Jesus gladly. On one occasion Jesus taught about David: ” ‘Since David himself called the Messiah “my Lord,” how can the Messiah be his son?’ The large crowd listened to […]

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Some Things Are Hard to Believe

We all know people who have difficulty believing certain things. For example, we see people who find it difficult to believe there is a God of the universe who created the heavens and the earth. Or, we know people who have difficulty believing the virgin birth or the resurrection of Jesus. The Apostle Paul asked […]

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What Makes A Nation Great?

200 years ago France was the major world power. 100 years ago Great Britain was the major world power. 50 years ago people all over the world feared the rise of communism and the Soviet Union. None of those nations are world leaders any longer. What makes a great nation? Yesterday I preached from 2 […]

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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)