‘Christian Living’



How the Gospel Grows

The Acts of the Apostles shows how the gospel grows and how the number of disciples increased. Luke, the author of the Acts, uses six summaries to show the continuous and dramatic growth of the church. The first of these (Acts 6:7) sets the tone for all that the Holy Spirit would do as the […]

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The Gospel is Different

People constantly say to me how different the gospel of Jesus Christ really is. Sometimes they speak of its simplicity. Other times they talk of the profound changes it has made in their lives. The gospel of Jesus Christ is different. Paul made that difference evident when he wrote to the church at Colossae. Paul […]

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The Value of Good Questions

Good questions help provide good answers. They also help relationships. Learning to ask good questions helps us in so many areas of life. Our questions provide information that may not be obtained in any other way. For years I have known my need to ask good, timely questions. The timely part is often my problem. […]

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The Word for Today (November 1, 2019)

“You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities” (Amos 3:2). The words of the Prophet Amos must have seemed strange to the people of Israel. They saw themselves as God’s chosen people and assumed that God had to do good to them. […]

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Living Creatively

How do you live with the ups and downs and disappointments of life? As I wrote about Jeremiah yesterday, I mentioned that everyone has three choices. These three choices are evident in Jeremiah 20:7-13. In these verses Jeremiah “confessed” his feelings before God. For a time he accused God of making him proclaim judgment and […]

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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

[On Not Loving the World] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. — 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)