‘Christian Living’



What Caused Those First Disciples to Believe?

We celebrate Easter and the resurrection for one reason–because the early disciple gave testimony that Jesus arose from the dead and made numerous appearances to His disciples. What made them believe? They certainly had plenty of evidence. The empty tomb gave a strong reason to believe that Jesus is alive. Matthew noted that the Jewish […]

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Let Your “Yes be Yes”

It’s easy–and tempting–to be dishonest and to speak lies. It seems that we find every way possible not to speak the truth. Jesus dealt with this tendency in the Sermon on the Mount. In this discourse (Matthew 5:33–37), he reminded His followers of the teaching of the Law and its interpretation by the rabbis. They tended to […]

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What Every Child Needs to Know

Growing up and taking care of yourself has never been easy. It may be more difficult now than ever. How can you help your children (or grandchildren) learn how to function in a hostile and difficult world? Here are four things among many that every child needs to know to do and how to do […]

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Three Things You Will Not Read in Scripture

I have a great love and appreciation for Scripture. Last week I told my congregation about how my strong belief in the veracity of Scripture has only gotten greater with time. Think about most of the things we experience in life. We have this wonderful hope and excitement about so many things. Often, when the […]

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Is There A War on Women?

Some people say there is a war on women. I agree, but not with the way this war is commonly described. I think it’s a different war completely, one that strikes at the very heart of what it is to be a woman. You may be saying, “But you’re not a woman and you don’t […]

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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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)