‘Christian Living’



The Attempted Assassination of Steve Scalise

I’m sure you know by now of the shooting yesterday morning of Steve Scalise, an aide, and two Capitol Hill police officers. Representative Scalise is in critical condition. Please join with me in praying for Steve Scalise, the two police officers, and the aide and their families. Steve Scalise is the representative for our area […]

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The Number One Reason Why Missionaries Leave the Field

Do you remember why most people change jobs? I wrote about that several days ago.  It’s the age-old problem of relationships.Now there has been a new study of why most missionaries leave the field. When I read the headline I immediately thought of several areas that would impact missionary service. I thought of money, family, […]

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What Would You Do With $524,160.00?

What would you do with $524,160? You probably already know the answer to that question. Most of us don’t have to think about how we would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. What would you do with 524,160 minutes? That’s the number of minutes in a year. Most of us will not have $524,160, but […]

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The Spirit and His Fruit

Jesus strongly encouraged His followers to check the spiritual fruit of those who seek to lead in spiritual matters. He counseled the disciples to beware of sheep in wolves clothing. He knew that the good or bad fruit of those wolves would reveal who they really were. While we are not judges, we are good […]

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Are You Bearing Spiritual Fruit?

The Bible often talks about bearing spiritual fruit. Jesus spoke of it prominently. If this subject mattered to Jesus, it should matter to us. Are you bearing spiritual fruit? Is your life and activity profitable for the Kingdom of God? When I consider the subject of bearing spiritual fruit, these truths come immediately to mind. Jesus used […]

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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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[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)