‘Christian Living’



Imprinting the Next Generation

Is anything more important than imparting the good news of God to the next generation? This week we had the Evangelism Conference for Louisiana Baptists meeting on our church campus. The theme for the conference concerned imprinting the next generation. What does this mean and how do we do it? Here are some of the […]

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Prayer and the Ministry of the Church

The prayers of Nehemiah have affected me deeply. The prayers of Nehemiah are not only effective; they are prayers of humility, submissiveness, and power. These are the prayers that empower the church. Through the years I have noticed the tendency of pastors–like me–to want to lead the church by our ideas or vision. People who […]

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Three Things Nehemiah Has Taught Me About God

During January and February, I am preaching though the opening chapters of the Book of Nehemiah. Like all preaching from a serious look at Scripture, this has been eye opening for me. It has reminded me of some simple–but profound–truths about God and our relationship with Him. First, the Book of Nehemiah has taught me […]

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How Do You Have A Good Forever?

When young people dream, they dream about having a good, happy life. This is completely normal and exactly what they should do. As I talk with people about to be married, they all talk about being “happy.” This, too, is normal. We all want to be happy and fulfilled in life. And, of course, all […]

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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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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)