‘Christian Living’



With Hope

“Without hope and without God in the world.” This was Paul’s way of describing the Gentile experience. Would he possibly describe the modern person without God in the same way? “Overflowing with hope.” That is my reading of the substance of Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 2:11-22). Paul used one succinct verse […]

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The Real St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. I hope that you have a great day filled with joy and meaning. You should even wear something green. As someone who claims Irish heritage, it is kind of a nice, sentimental day, but it usually has absolutely nothing to do with the real Patrick. As you would expect, we […]

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It’s Here!

Martha Bailey’s new book, It Hurts But I’m Okay is available and will be released today at Martha’s regular Wednesday Bible Study at The ROC of First Baptist Church, Covington. We’re all excited about¬†the book. I have read it, of course, and it’s very good. (I could be biased as well). This is a book […]

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You Do Not Have To Be Afraid

I have a new friend and fellow believer who is dealing with guilt from the past and fear about the future. Because of the forgiveness that comes from the work of Christ on the cross, he no longer deals with his guilt. What he hasn’t yet learned–but will quickly–is that he no longer has to […]

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Correct Your Blind Spots

We all have blind spots–some are literal and some are mental, emotional, or even spiritual. This post is about both kinds. The first is about that literal blind spot, you know the one that you have in driving. It’s a persistent and dangerous problem. When you come to the point of changing lanes, you have […]

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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

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:18 (NIV)