‘Christian Living’

Preparing For Holy Week–Sunday, Day One

The last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry began on Sunday as He made His “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem on the day we know as Palm Sunday. All of this began as Jesus left Galilee and traveled south to Jerusalem. Jesus traveled the traditional route of Jews going from Galilee “up” to Jerusalem by crossing the […]

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Which Translation Do You Read?

We are fortunate in the English speaking world to have a number of Bible translations. We get to pick which is our favorite and often get to debate which is the most accurate (even if we don’t read Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic). Recently, Thom Rainier, head of Lifeway Christian Resources, published a survey by the […]

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Why I’ve Enjoyed “The Bible” Series

I have really enjoyed the History Channel’s series entitled: “The Bible.” I look forward each week to see what is happening next. I am looking forward to the resurrection and to each succeeding episode. Here’s why. First, the Bible is exciting and filled with adventure. The video presentation simply helps us to “see” what is […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m often asked: “Do you believe in the saints (as in the saints of the Bible, not of my favorite NFL team)? The answer is: “yes, I very much believe in the saints.” In the Bible, saints are people who have been “set apart” for God’s service. Saint is the most often used word in the New […]

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Why The New Pope Matters

Early yesterday afternoon I met with a Catholic friend. He greeted me with: “This is probably not the most important part of our meeting, but we have a new pope!” As a non-Catholic, I disagree with the Catholic Church in a number of areas. At the same time, Catholics and non-Catholics agree in many areas. […]

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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 nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)