‘Christian Living’

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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You Are New–Live New!

One of the first verses I memorized is 2 Corinthians 5:17. Paul stated that those in Christ are new creatures; the old is gone and the new has come. “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” This verse contains the […]

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Move From The Known To The Unknown

Have you noticed people seem to be more concerned about what we don’t know about the Bible than what we do? With regularity I see people who love speculations and theories. They seem to be much like the people of Athens who “spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)