‘Christian Living’

Why You Should Pray For Our Leaders

You and I have a responsibility to pray for “all those in authority.” This word from 1 Timothy 2:1-4 follows Paul’s previous message to the church at Rome to submit to authority as ordained of God (Romans 13). Paul exhorted Timothy and others to make “requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving” for everyone–“for kings and all those in […]

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Grieving God’s Spirit

I am convinced God’s admonition to the church at Ephesus is of absolute importance to each of us: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). What does Paul mean by grieving the Holy Spirit and why does it take on such […]

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A Look At God’s Grace

Few people and few passages of Scripture explain the Gospel as simply and profoundly as Paul in Ephesians 2. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in […]

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Ten Voluntary Initiatives

Years ago Billionaire TV innovator Ted Turner (CNN, Atlanta Braves) gave his “Ten Voluntary Initiatives” to replace the Ten Commandments. Apparently, he found major problems with the Ten Commandments (but probably not Thou Shalt Not Steal, as in stealing CNN’s intellectual property). Turner declared himself a humanist and said Jesus would be sick to His […]

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Ill Tempered

When Christians talk with me about particular sins or problems they experience, being impatient, ill-tempered, or grouchy is usually the most common problem they face. Actually, most Christians talk about being impatient, but their family members talk about their being grouchy and filled with anger, resentment, and ill-temper. Over 100 years ago, a pastor by […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)