‘Christian Living’



The Hope Which Awaits Us

You and I have a blessed hope which awaits us. That is not just our hope or aspiration. It is our confident expectation (the biblical meaning of hope). We have this hope because Jesus told us of it and because the Word of God makes it plain. Jesus encouraged His disciples by reminding them of […]

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The Word for Today (October 11, 2019)

“I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon. Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the […]

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What I Learned about Prayer

We have so much to learn about prayer. Fortunately, God’s Word gives us an abundance of information to help us to pray. Recently, I have had the opportunity to study and examine what Paul told the Ephesian church about prayer. “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end […]

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What We Can Learn from the Church in Iran

The church in Iran is widely believed to be the fastest growing church in the world. You can read about the church here. What can we learn from the church in Iran? First, we need to emphasize making disciples. The article said the church in Iran grows from individual believers making disciples. It does not […]

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How We Pray

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian faith. In Scripture, we find many examples of prayer including and culminating with Jesus’ model prayer (the Lord’s Prayer). We also find exhortations to pray, and we find different aspects of prayer. One of the great passages about prayer is Paul’s writing to the Ephesians. In this […]

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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

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)