‘Christian Living’

Receiving God’s Favor

Would you like to have the favor of God over all you do? Would you like to receive His blessings and experience His mercies day by day? Asa, the king of Judah, had the wonderful experience of seeing God at work. The story of Asa’s seeking God and calling on all the people of Judah […]

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Chick-fil-A Saga Intensifies

The firestorm over Dan Cathy’s remarks affirming a biblical view of marriage continued late last week when the mayors of Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco vowed to keep the company out of their cities. If you’ve been on Mars for the last week, you may have missed the headlines. Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A […]

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Renew Your Life By Renewing Your Mind

We all know we are called to be different people than we were in the past. We know we have moved from death into life. We also know we are new creatures, and we are to be conformed to the image of Christ. That’s what we know. How do we live that way? Paul gave […]

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I Think I’ll Have Chicken

Last week Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy created a firestorm when he gave an interview to the Biblical Recorder, the Baptist state paper for North Carolina. In the interview, Dan Cathy stated the goal of the company is to follow biblical principles, including the principle of marriage. In a day when CEOs (like Target, JC Penney, Nabisco, […]

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Keep On Being A Nonconformist

“Holiness is neither automatic nor inevitable” (John Stott). For this reason, we need exhortations to move on with our desire to become like Christ. Paul gave the church at Rome an exhortation to move toward holiness that has blessed the Christian church throughout history. “I appeal to you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, […]

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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

[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)