‘Christian Living’



The Value of Good Questions

Good questions help provide good answers. They also help relationships. Learning to ask good questions helps us in so many areas of life. Our questions provide information that may not be obtained in any other way. For years I have known my need to ask good, timely questions. The timely part is often my problem. […]

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The Word for Today (November 1, 2019)

“You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities” (Amos 3:2). The words of the Prophet Amos must have seemed strange to the people of Israel. They saw themselves as God’s chosen people and assumed that God had to do good to them. […]

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Living Creatively

How do you live with the ups and downs and disappointments of life? As I wrote about Jeremiah yesterday, I mentioned that everyone has three choices. These three choices are evident in Jeremiah 20:7-13. In these verses Jeremiah “confessed” his feelings before God. For a time he accused God of making him proclaim judgment and […]

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How to Pray for Your Church

Every church needs prayer. I want to encourage you to pray for yours. When Paul wrote to the church at Colossae, he began the letter by pledging to pray for them. He had specific reasons for praying for them, primarily because they were under attack by false teachers. Every church needs prayer that we would […]

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It’s Not All Disappointment

Yesterday, I wrote about how life can be disappointing and how life does not always turn out the way you want. But, it’s not all disappointment. In fact, in my life I find many more blessings than disappointment. Scripture affirms the blessings of God. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of […]

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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

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)