‘Life apps’

What Shall We Do with Our Children?

What shall we do with our children? No one would dispute the fact that the church must reach and teach its children with the good news of Jesus Christ. The statement that the church is only one generation from paganism seems so true. How do we reach and teach our children? Here are three basics […]

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Why we are Baptist

If I’ve ever preached on why we are Baptists, it has certainly been a long time. Doesn’t it seem reasonable to preach about what makes us unique and distinctive? I would think that any group – – no matter how large or how small– – should know why they exist and what they have been […]

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You Have A Race to Run

One day when Jake, my grandson, was four years old we played “The Game of Life.” Somewhere during the game he said, “Doc, what is life? How do you explain “life” to a four year old? After giving it some thought, I think I said, “Life is all the things we do – – like […]

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Why Godliness Matters

For several weeks, I have been preaching a series of sermons about Godliness. Godliness is God’s desire for us. He wants us to be like Him. Why does Godliness matter? Yesterday, I preached from Exodus 33:1-6 on “Why Godliness Matters.” In addition to what is implied in Exodus 33, there are other very important reasons […]

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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

[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)