‘Christian Living’



The Power of Relationships

Last night I was reminded again about the power, value, and importance of relationships. I saw this last evening as we met as the body of Christ. I watched people talking and enjoying fellowship with one another. And, I heard stories of those who have not had the joy of worshiping and serving with other […]

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Learning to Pray

After observing Jesus praying, His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray just as John the Baptist had taught his disciples (Luke 11:1). Is there any thing more important then learning to pray? I find it interesting that Jesus never taught His disciples how to preach, but He did teach them how to pray. […]

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Nehemiah—Man of Compassion and Prayer

Over the past few weeks I have been reading and studying the Book of Nehemiah in preparation for a sermon series that will be will taking place on all the campuses of First Baptist Church. When you think of Nehemiah, you immediately think of a builder and a governor, but you don’t immediately think of […]

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Don’t Quit!

Paul encouraged the churches of Galatia to not grow weary and quit. “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the […]

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Living in the Present

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Paul words to the church in Philippi (3:14) sound more like a New Year’s sermon than the words of a man in a Roman prison. […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)