‘Christian Living’



A Sense of Hope

Churches and pastors are always trying to sense the climate in which we live. Is it open to the gospel? Are people ready to hear the hope that is in Christ? I want to give you my perspective. By the way, I realize that I am limited by my own community and the people around […]

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As the Heart Goes . . .

Jesus spoke clearly and authoritatively about the problems of rebellion, selfishness, and sin in our lives. He stated emphatically that sin comes from the heart. The heart was Jesus’ way of speaking about our inward being, which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Jesus said, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders,  adulteries, fornications, […]

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Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones?

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” This demanding and astounding statement is found several times in Scripture. Humility comes near the very top of qualities which God desires of His people. This becomes very apparent in the way Jesus talked about pride, greatness, and humility. When the disciples asked who was greatest […]

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The God of New Beginnings

Yesterday I had the privilege and joy of talking with a wonderful friend in ministry. We talked at length about what God is doing in his life and the blessings he has received in ministry. Before long, I was overwhelmed at how God had blessed him. I felt that way because I remember when he […]

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What’s Your Biggest Problem?

What is your greatest problem? Most of us have a pet issue, something that constantly gets in our way and can’t be overcome. What is yours? While we don’t all have the same issue, we all have basic issues that harm us, our families, and our church. Jesus talked about issues that we have to […]

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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

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)