‘Christian Living’



What Makes You Happy?

Everyone wants to be happy, and I fit in with that sentiment. As I counsel with young couples preparing to be married, it is clear that they all want happiness. What makes you happy, and how do we get it? Those are questions we all want answered. Early yesterday morning, I read a devotional based […]

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What Is Occupying Your Time?

Good things in life can keep you from the best things. It happens in every part of life. You become preoccupied with things which are good and they keep you from the things which are best. I often see this in my schedule. It’s not that I’m not doing good things, but it is that […]

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Learning Scripture

If you want to grow in your faith and become like Jesus, you must – – absolutely must – – learn Scripture. I want to walk you through a simple exercise for learning Scripture and applying it to your life. Early yesterday morning I read Romans 15:13. This verse contains one of the concluding statements […]

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Three Things that Should Never Happen in Church

Let me tell you two things I believe about the church. First, the church is filled with spots and blemishes. That’s a biblical way of talking about imperfections in the church. It describes sheep who had spots and blemishes. The Bible describes a day when Jesus will present the church in heaven without spots and […]

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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

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)