‘Christian Living’

Is Heaven Real?

Is heaven real? According to Newsweek, it is. BTW, it’s also real according to the Bible. What makes Newsweek so interesting is that we are not accustomed to read any of this in Newsweek. I used to be an avid reader of Newsweek but canceled my subscription years ago when I perceived it to be […]

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Taking A City By Storm

Paul and Silas show us how to reach cities for Christ. Their work in Thessalonica made an eternal difference in the worst of circumstances. Acts 17 tells us what happened after the missionaries left the bitter-sweet experience at Philippi. Paul and Silas experienced a terrible beating in Philippi but saw God work both in prison and […]

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Atheist, Igtheist, Or Apatheist?

America has seen a disturbing rise in the number of people who call themselves atheists. Over the last five years, the number of people who describe themselves as atheists has increased from just over 15 percent to just under 20 percent. The part that is most disturbing about this is that the increase seems to […]

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The New Atheists

Two recent reports have revealed alarming statistics about the state of faith in America. How should we respond? We obviously can wring our hands–the seemingly preferred method for any problem–or we can use this to spur us on in our quest to touch people’s lives and give an account of the hope we have in […]

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Getting Ready For Sunday

We often ask, “where can I go to hear a good sermon and have a good worship experience?” My answer, “most any orthodox Christian church will work if you are ready for Sunday.” Having a good, worshipful experience has more to do with God and me than with who’s preaching or leading. What can we do […]

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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 it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)