‘Christian Living’



Learning to be Grateful

People who have an abundance often have difficulty expressing thanksgiving. So do people who have very little. Thanksgiving and gratitude are difficult for fallen human beings. How, therefore, can we get beyond our own selfishness and move to the kinds of gratitude God wants us to have? First, ask God to give you an attitude […]

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Seven Things I Never Get Tired Of

While life is filled with hurts and tragedies, it is also filled with joys and happiness. God has given us wonderful blessings which are filled with joy. Years ago Martha and I sat down with a yellow legal pad and began to write everything for which we were thankful. The list became too long to […]

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Things for Which We Can Be Thankful

Psalm 103 is and has been one of my favorite passages of Scripture. It gives matchless praise to God for all He has done and for his wonderful blessings. I particularly love Psalm 103 because it reminds us of the many things of which we should be grateful. These verses were my prayer time yesterday […]

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How the Gospel Grows

The Acts of the Apostles shows how the gospel grows and how the number of disciples increased. Luke, the author of the Acts, uses six summaries to show the continuous and dramatic growth of the church. The first of these (Acts 6:7) sets the tone for all that the Holy Spirit would do as the […]

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The Gospel is Different

People constantly say to me how different the gospel of Jesus Christ really is. Sometimes they speak of its simplicity. Other times they talk of the profound changes it has made in their lives. The gospel of Jesus Christ is different. Paul made that difference evident when he wrote to the church at Colossae. Paul […]

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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 the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. — Psalm 14:1 (NIV)