‘Christian Living’



A Game-changing Attitude

I have always been moved and amazed at the words of the Apostle Paul about his life. He faced opposition of almost every kind. He faced persecution, shipwreck, beatings with whips and rods, imprisonment, and, last of all, execution. In all of this he looked to Jesus. His one passion was “to know him and […]

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Last Night’s Lottery

Yesterday afternoon I read a financial website concerning last night’s $700 million lottery. As you know people all over the country have been in a frenzy over such a large payout. Earlier in the day, I heard a discussion about getting lawyers to draw up papers in case people in an office were pooling their […]

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How to Think Differently

“You are what you eat and what you think.” That’s what my mama told me. In later years, I have kidded her by saying, “If we are what we eat, then we must be fried.” We certainly had a lot of (really good) fried food growing up. Both aphorisms are true. Eating matters and so […]

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What a Non-believer Can Teach Us About Jesus

You wouldn’t expect a non-believer to be able to teach you anything about Jesus, but one did and Jesus commended him for what he did and how he demonstrated his faith. Matthew gives us the account of the centurion (presumably a Roman and a gentile, possibly a proselyte to Judaism) who had a seriously ill […]

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The Strange Saga of Ananias and Sapphira

The story of Ananias and Sapphira is one of the most fascinating, difficult, and fearful passages of all Scripture. The events concerning this husband and wife are found in Acts 5. Apparently, this couple saw the excitement surrounding the action of Barnabas and wanted the same for themselves. Barnabas had sold a field and took […]

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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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But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)