‘Christian Living’

“You’ve Got Mail”

“You’ve got mail” is an iconic phrase in American culture. Can you remember when email started? “You’ve got mail” was a wonderful phrase. It meant someone thought of you and sent you a greeting. “Back in the day” you didn’t hear “you’ve got mail” very often. That’s not the case anymore. Mass marketers and every […]

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Do You Take Sin Seriously?

Do you take sin seriously? God certainly does. Unfortunately, most of us take sin as somewhat serious but not fatal, as potentially tragic but not deadly. God takes sin seriously because He sees it for what it is. Sin keeps us from God. It destroys our relationship with Him and relationship with others. God takes […]

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Is One Day Better Than Another?

Many people will use today to make confession of sin and repentance toward God, and that’s a good thing. Confession, repentance, and renewed devotion please God. Ash Wednesday can be a wonderful time to renew our commitment. It can get us ready to think even more about the cross and the power of Christ’s resurrection. […]

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How To Help A Prodigal

What do you do to help a prodigal child? If you haven’t had one, you have certainly seen the agony of other parents who have. This may not help the prodigal, but it might help you as you raise children and encourage responsible decision making and Godly choices. What would you say are the most […]

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Which Translation Should I Read?

Yesterday, I spoke with a new believer concerning which translation to read (his question not mine). It is the kind of question I often get. I hope you find the discussion helpful. Having taught at a seminary, I know this will generate interesting discussion. At the beginning, you should know this. The only perfect Bible […]

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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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Verse of the Day

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. — Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)