‘Christian Living’

The Light Shines in the Darkness

Very few brief verses have more meaning than the words of John the Apostle: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). This passage is filled with meaning. This great verse testifies of what God came to do. God sent His Son to bring light to a dark […]

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The Meaning of “The Word Became Flesh”

One of my favorite Christmas verses is John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth;  we have beheld his glory, glory as of the Son from the father.” Why has this verse been described as “the central verse in the Scripture?” First, it describes God’s decisive act […]

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My Three Favorite Christmas Verses

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to determine your favorite Christmas verses. It’s not easy to do. For right now (or this year), these are my three favorite verses about Christmas. First, my favorite verse right now – – and it has been that way for a long time – – is the word […]

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Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? One of the most important questions in all of human history is the question: “Who is Jesus?” Answering that question correctly will determine your future and your present. Who is Jesus? One brief blog will not answer this question, but it can point us in the direction of understanding who Jesus is. Recently, […]

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What Joseph Can Teach Men

It’s Christmas, and it’s easy to get sentimental. We forget that Joseph and Mary and Zechariah and Elizabeth were real people who struggled with life and struggled to live righteously. All of these people can teach us about life, obedience, and faithfulness. I would encourage you to read the events of Christmas as found in […]

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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 fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)