‘Christian Living’



What Every Child Should Know

A very large part of the responsibility of the church is to teach children “the way they should go.” This is obviously the responsibility of parents but also a major concern for the church. What is it that every child should know? First, every child should learn the value of working hard and not giving […]

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What Makes Church Special?

I love the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I always have. Even as a teenager when I thought I never would want to be the pastor of a church, I loved the church. We know why the church is special. It belongs to Christ. It is made up of those redeemed by the blood […]

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What You Can Pray About

I grew up singing hymns–and I loved it. Many of those hymns were about prayer. “Sweet Hour of Prayer” was one we sang often but I didn’t really get the significance of prayer being sweet. I also missed the power of “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and its phrase about the privilege of […]

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Action Over Speculation

All over the world difficult events are occurring. It’s the history of the world. As I write this, people along the Carolina coast are preparing for what has been called “A beast of a storm,” and “The storm of a lifetime” for this section of the country. Hurricane Florence is a strong Category 2 storm, […]

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Could I Make A Very Special Request?

Could I make a very special request of you?It’s not for me personally, but it’s for people apart from God. I want to ask you to pray for people who are “without hope and without God“ (Ephesians 2:12). This is a godly thing to do which squares with Holy Scripture. The apostle Paul said, “Brothers […]

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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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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)