‘Christian Living’



Does This Make Sense to You?

Over the years I have noticed a strange phenomenon. I have seen this phenomenon enough times to know that it is true, but it still doesn’t make any sense to me. Here’s the strange behavior. After Easter less people attend church than before Easter. This happens regularly where I lead. I have noticed it repeatedly […]

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Should the Church Major on Prediction or Proclamation?

The Ascension of Jesus into heaven provided the disciples and the church with major insight. As Jesus ministered to His followers during the forty days of His resurrection, He spoke to them about the kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit. He told them to wait. Their waiting provided amazing insights into who He was […]

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What to Do While You Wait

Is anything more difficult than being patient? One of my least favorite activities is to wait. Most of us want action. We want to move on and get things done. Unfortunately, we have plenty of times when we have to wait. We all understand, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), but we […]

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Why the Ascension of Christ Matters

Christians don’t often emphasize the ascension of Jesus. We rightly celebrate and remember His birth, crucifixion, and resurrection. We even emphasize and remember the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost, but we rarely celebrate or think about his ascension. The ascension is found only one time among the four Gospels. Luke ended […]

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Have You Been Paid in Full?

Why do you do what you do? In effect, Jesus asked His disciples (and you and me) that question. He wanted to know why you give and why you pray. It’s truly easy to get caught up in doing religious things “in order to be seen of men” (Matthew 6:1). When you give for the […]

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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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)