‘Christian Living’



Three Things You Will Not Read in Scripture

I have a great love and appreciation for Scripture. Last week I told my congregation about how my strong belief in the veracity of Scripture has only gotten greater with time. Think about most of the things we experience in life. We have this wonderful hope and excitement about so many things. Often, when the […]

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Is There A War on Women?

Some people say there is a war on women. I agree, but not with the way this war is commonly described. I think it’s a different war completely, one that strikes at the very heart of what it is to be a woman. You may be saying, “But you’re not a woman and you don’t […]

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Thoughts on the Crucifixion of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are at the center of human history. The Bible makes this clear. The death of Jesus for us secured our hope and opened the door of heaven. The New Testament writers make this clear. Simon Peter described how Christ’s death became the supreme sacrifice for sin: “For Christ died […]

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Let’s Pray for Chicago

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a real burden for Chicago and the inner cities across America. I’m sure much of that has to do with the publicity concerning the 700 people murdered in Chicago in 2016 with several thousand others shot and wounded. Part of that concern also comes to my living close […]

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Three Words for When You Pray

Jesus prayed, and He taught His disciples to pray. Prayer is at the center of our relationship with God. You can read one magnificent example of Jesus’ prayer life by reading here. As you pray, three words will help make your prayer more meaningful. First, ask. Ask and don’t be afraid to ask. Sometimes, I […]

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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

[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)