‘Christian Living’



Thoughts on the Crucifixion of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are at the center of human history. The Bible makes this clear. The death of Jesus for us secured our hope and opened the door of heaven. The New Testament writers make this clear. Simon Peter described how Christ’s death became the supreme sacrifice for sin: “For Christ died […]

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Let’s Pray for Chicago

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a real burden for Chicago and the inner cities across America. I’m sure much of that has to do with the publicity concerning the 700 people murdered in Chicago in 2016 with several thousand others shot and wounded. Part of that concern also comes to my living close […]

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Three Words for When You Pray

Jesus prayed, and He taught His disciples to pray. Prayer is at the center of our relationship with God. You can read one magnificent example of Jesus’ prayer life by reading here. As you pray, three words will help make your prayer more meaningful. First, ask. Ask and don’t be afraid to ask. Sometimes, I […]

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How Jesus Decided On His Disciples

Have you ever wondered how Jesus made the decision about his disciples? Who would you call as your disciple? What kind of characteristics would they have? Let’s consider three important considerations about the disciples of Jesus. First, Jesus spent intense time in prayer before calling the disciples. Luke is the gospel writer who gives us […]

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Four Things I want to Leave Behind

I’ve referred both in my blogs and in sermons about the question so many people ask, “What’s on your bucket list?” Our bucket list will reveal a great deal about us. What’s on your bucket list and what should be on your bucket list? Let me give you four suggestions for your bucket list. First, […]

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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

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)