‘Christian Living’

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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God’s Plan For You

Years ago, I emphasized God’s Word to Jeremiah to the people of our church. Jeremiah 29:11 is certainly one of the most encouraging and hopeful passages of Scripture. Jeremiah wrote to the exiles from Jerusalem who had been forced to live in Babyon: “For I know the plans I have for you, ‘declares the Lord,’ […]

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Does Facebook Destroy Marriages?

Facebook has had an eventful week. First, the company went public after being valued at $104 billion in an Initial Public Offering, making founder Mark Zuckerberg an instant multi-billionaire. Quite a few of the founding investors became millionaires overnight. Then Zuckerberg married his fiance in a surprise ceremony (the 100 or so guests thought they were attending a […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)