‘Christian Living’

Pastor Youcef Freed

We received great news out of Iran yesterday. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was freed from prison after serving three years because of his Christian faith. Details are still sketchy at this point, but this is definitely good news. You may recall that Pastor Youcef, a 32 year old Iranian Christian, refused to recant his faith. For […]

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What Is The Secret Of Success?

Isn’t it amazing how often we ask someone for their secret of success? Friends, colleagues, and acquaintances asked Arthur S. DeMoss so often he finally put together a booklet to explain what Art DeMoss considered his “secret to success.” Art DeMoss’ innovation in direct-response marketing of individual life and health insurance launched National Liberty Corporation […]

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The Greatest Christian You Can’t Name

In the New Testament, there are two words for “crown.” The first is diadema, from which we get the word “diadem.” This word means a royal crown. The second word for “crown” is the word stephanos, from which we get the name “Stephen.” This word describes a victor’s crown. Warren Wiersbe said that “You can […]

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How Do You Become Courageous?

Courage is important. How important is it? The command to be courageous is found throughout the Scripture, but the command concentrates in the person of Joshua.¬†Three times in a span of four verses (Joshua 1:6-9) God commanded Joshua to be strong and couragaeous. Twice God gave Joshua a specific command to be strong and courageous […]

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How To Make Your Life Better

Joshua of the Old Testament was an amazing person. He certainly was not perfect, but he accomplished amazing feats. When you study the life and leadership of Joshua, you learn lessons which can bless you for all of your life. In spite of all those accomplishments, Joshua’s greatest attribute was his obedience to God. Joshua […]

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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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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)