‘Christian Living’

Learning Scripture

If you want to grow in your faith and become like Jesus, you must – – absolutely must – – learn Scripture. I want to walk you through a simple exercise for learning Scripture and applying it to your life. Early yesterday morning I read Romans 15:13. This verse contains one of the concluding statements […]

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Three Things that Should Never Happen in Church

Let me tell you two things I believe about the church. First, the church is filled with spots and blemishes. That’s a biblical way of talking about imperfections in the church. It describes sheep who had spots and blemishes. The Bible describes a day when Jesus will present the church in heaven without spots and […]

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Why You Must Memorize Scripture

Scripture memorization is absolutely essential to a life of deep growth toward God. You can’t become like God unless you know what God is like. Scripture reading, study, meditating, and memorizing all help us to know who God is and what He is like. While the Bible never specifically tells us to memorize Scripture, it […]

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Why I Am Feeling Better

These are discouraging times for American Christianity. Our freedoms – – guaranteed in the constitution and fought for since 1776– are being eroded. In my denomination, baptisms and church membership is down. It seems there are new and difficult issues every day. But the results of this week have made me feel better about the […]

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Do You Have Enough Time?

I’m always amazed at what I have heard from many retired men: “I don’t know how I ever worked. I’m too busy.” I have heard that enough times to believe that it’s really true. We all struggle with having enough time. In the Bible you find two kinds of time. The first is the time […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)