‘Christian Living’

Christianity Really Is Different

Christianity really is different. It doesn’t take long to figure that out. It comes in many different ways and many different teachings. You can certainly see it Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Jesus told His disciples that He did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets (the Old Testament). Nor did […]

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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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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 the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)