‘Christian Living’



The Gospel Conversations of Saul of Tarsus

Yesterday we looked at the possibility of scattering seed and helping people know Christ by having gospel conversations. You can look at that idea by clicking here. New testament scholars point to the fact that the Apostle Paul received Christ on the road to Damascus after having experienced a number of conversations and events that […]

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What’s Not to Love About That?

We have many things we need and many things we want in life, but there is one thing more important than anything else. We need to know Christ and the power of His resurrection (Philippians 3:14). You could describe this need in a number of ways. You could call it “knowing Christ,”  or “the exchanged […]

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“Pure Evil”

Yesterday morning I awoke to the headlines of 18 people killed in Las Vegas and a huge number of others wounded. Before long the number grew to 58 dead and 515 wounded or injured, making it the worst mass shooting in American history. What have we come to, and where will it end? When I […]

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Did Jesus Care for Women?

Yesterday, some of my Bible preparation and teaching involved a series of miracles performed by Jesus early in His ministry. Two of those miracles were intertwined and occurred almost simultaneously. Though they are found in both Mark and Luke, I studied and taught from the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew’s gospel has the shortest account of […]

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Why Good Things Happen with the Church

I’ve spent most of my adult life in churches and in a seminary preparing ministers to work in the local church. I’ve always been interested in what makes churches tick. I’ve always wanted to know why good things happen at church. All of this comes to mind today because on Sunday we had really good […]

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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 what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)