‘Christian Living’



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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Life is Not Easy

I don’t have to tell you that life is not easy. From relationships to finances to illness and death, life is not easy. Like many others, (my wife) Martha’s family has experienced loss. On New Year’s Eve, Martha’s only brother and last living sibling passed away at his home in North Georgia. Martha and I […]

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Would You Like to Change?

Almost everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, and almost no one follows through. In fact, most people don’t even make it through January for their hoped for new way of living. If you want to start something new, you have to do something different. What are some things you can do to make significant changes in your […]

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It’s What Comes Later That Counts

In almost everything, it’s what comes after that really counts. For example, think about a marriage. Standing before God, the church, and family and friends is essential, but if there is nothing to follow in terms of commitment, sacrifice, and faithfulness, it will not endure for the long haul. Think about taking a new job. […]

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Life is a Journey

Life is often described as a journey. John Bunyan described it that way in his Pilgrim’s Progress.  In the New Testament, Luke used forty percent of the Gospel of Luke to describe Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. He also used the two disciples on the road to Emmaus to reveal the resurrection of Jesus. […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)