‘Christian Living’

The One Thing to Help Your Church

I’ve looked at churches for years and had the opportunity to see how they work and how they don’t work. Unfortunately, many churches don’t work. So many churches have great potential. They live in the midst of a growing population. They have an excellent location, where people can get to the building easily. They often […]

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What Have I Been Forgetting?

For several years I have been praying the doxology in Ephesians 3:20–21. A doxology literally means a word of praise. These verses are beautiful and powerful words of praise toward God. I would encourage you to read, meditate upon, memorize, and then pray these verses as an act of praise, adoration, and thanksgiving toward God. […]

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May God Bless Your Easter Celebration

May God bless you today as you worship with the church and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! As I write this in Louisiana, though it will be a rainy day the sun is about to begin lighting the sky. That always makes me remember the words of the Scripture: “On the first day of […]

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Have You Missed This Significant Event in the Life of Jesus?

Have you missed the significance of one of the most important events in the earthly life of Jesus? I’m thinking of the transfiguration of Jesus. Luke 9 records this most important event. Eight days after the confession of Simon Peter and the other disciples that Jesus was “The Christ of God,” Jesus took Peter, James, […]

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Five Actions to Make You a Better Christian

I so much want to please God and to be what He wants. How can I become a more dedicated follower of Christ? Many passages of Scripture could be used to answer this question. One of the most meaningful is 1 Peter 1:22-2:3. In this passage Simon Peter calls on those believers who have been […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)