‘Christian Living’



The Best News Ever

Christmas is the best news ever. For this reason, it simply must be told. The apostles and prophets–those who witnessed the work of Christ and gave testimony of His mighty acts and His resurrection from the dead–simply could not leave this message untold. They followed the commands of Christ to be His “witnesses in Jerusalem, […]

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Ideas Matter

Ideas Matter. What you read, hear, see, and think all matter. Most people, even Christians, somehow have the idea that you can see, read, hear, or think about anything and it has no affect on you. That is simply not true. What is happening right now in our culture is, I believe, a direct result […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

May God bless you and your family with a happy Thanksgiving. Martha and I are gearing up for most of our family to be present with us today. Our daughters, their husbands, and our four grandchildren will be with us for most of the day. We have fun–and exhausting–activities planned for the afternoon. We are […]

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I Have Learned

I don’t know what’s going on around the world, but I know America is filled with discontent. You can see it on every hand. We feel that we’ve been left out or forgotten. We live with anxiety and concern about the future. We live with envy and jealousy of others. While we struggle in all […]

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Why We Must Have a Barnabas

Recently, I have been teaching through the Acts of the Apostles, and it has been fascinating and enlightening for me. I learned years ago that “the one teaches is the one who learns.” If you want to learn, find a group or an individual with whom you can share your insight, understanding, and preparation. Here […]

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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

[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)