‘Christian Living’



I Love the Church

I love the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the church, I have found fellowship, encouragement, and strong leadership. Because of the church, I am a follower of Christ and a preacher of the gospel. What makes churches better? First, the church is stronger and better when we have a definite central purpose that […]

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“Jesus Paid it All”

As Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday draw nearer, we are drawn to the work of Christ on the cross, What He did for us is beyond amazing. He truly did “pay it all.” Yesterday morning Martha was playing “Jesus Paid it All.” it was a beautiful rendition of a Christian classic. While hymns come and […]

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A Verse Which Should Sober Us

Yesterday I read through the Apostle John’s first epistle. John’s purpose in writing was so that believers may know that they have eternal life. He did not want believers to “hope,” he wanted them to “know” that they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). John’s theme in his letter is love for brothers and sisters […]

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Dealing With Procrastination

Last week I wrote about the times when we think we “must do something.“ It’s easy to get in to having  that kind of mindset. “I’ll do something even if it’s wrong.“ That kind of mindset can get us into real trouble. So can doing nothing. I sometimes find myself avoiding things because I don’t […]

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Learning to Live Free

Last night I taught Galatians 4:21–5:1, Paul‘s allegory about Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar. Some commentators call this the most difficult passage in Galatians. First, it is hard because so few people know the Old Testament. Second, it is difficult because the allegory is often hard to follow. Paul, of course, told us the history 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 wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)