‘Christian Living’



My Visits To The Holocaust Museum

Over the past five years I have had the sobering privilege of visiting the Holocaust museums in Washington, DC, and in Jerusalem. While the Jerusalem museum is understandably and appropriately larger, both are painful reminders of evil in the world. You cannot visit without noticing the hushed and reverent tones of all the visitors. Each […]

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What’s At Stake In Controversy?

The history of the Christian Church has often been a history of controversy. Through the years Christians have had to confront evil and false teachers who want to move the church from the message of God’s grace to a message of legalism. Acts 15 contains the story of the Jerusalem Council, a meeting necessitated by […]

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It’s Time To Pray For America

“It’s the most important election in our lifetime.” I’ve heard the four men running for president and vice-president make this statement. I’ve also heard many, many voters make the same statement. What makes this election so important? Several things stand out to me. On domestic policy, religious freedom seems to be at a crossroads. If […]

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Do You Choose Love Of Country Or Love Of God?

I never thought I would see this in America. American companies led by people of faith are having to decide to follow the country they love or remain faithful to the God they serve. They appanently can no longer do both. Most of this, of course, has to do with the healthcare mandate in the […]

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Learning From Jesus

Last week I taught a Bible study from Mark 3. Like the other three gospels, Mark’s gospel is unique. For example, Mark primarily shows us what Jesus did rather than telling us what Jesus said. Interestingly, Mark does not give us Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Rather, Mark shows us that Jesus is indeed the […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)