‘Christian Living’



The Goodness of this Day

Today is Good Friday. While we instinctively know the goodness of this day, it almost seems impossible to the rational mind. What makes this day good? How could the death of the Son of God ever be considered good. First, the goodness of this day is because of God. This day shows us–in very tangible […]

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When Good Friends Can’t Agree

One of the most amazing passages of Scripture involves the break up of the missionary team of Paul and Barnabas. These men who had supported one another and done so much for the Kingdom of God could not agree about taking John Mark with them on their second missionary journey. Mark had deserted them on […]

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The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus

Jesus taught revolutionary ideas. Because of this, even His own disciples had to ask what His parables and teaching meant. They also seemed to be bothered that the Pharisees had been offended by the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 15:1-21). What did Jesus teach that seemed to turn everything upside down? Jesus defined religion differently from […]

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Three Prayer Needs

It’s a privilege to pray. We need to pray as Jesus taught us. He taught us to pray about kingdom priorities. He modeled prayer in this way, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Heaven will be just fine but earth is a mess. I want to ask […]

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Moving toward the Cross

As we move toward Easter, I want to move us toward the cross. The cross of Christ is the heart of the Gospel. Because of the cross we have hope for the future. The cross brings us into right relationship with God and opens the way to God. No wonder the coming of Christ into […]

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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

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)