‘Christian Living’



“And They Crucified Him”

I am always amazed as I read the Gospel accounts of the trial, the crucifixion, and the death of Jesus. I am amazed at how simply the gospel writers identified this event. “And they crucified him“ (Mark 15:25). In someways it simply doesn’t seem right. How could something so momentous be expressed so simply? How […]

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He Swears to His Own Hurt

When my grandfather Wallace died, I had the honor of preaching his funeral message. My mother’s father was a great man of God. He was deeply respected and appreciated by the people who knew him, particularly by his church community. For this reason, his memorial service was a time of joy and victory. I’ve never […]

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When No Decision is Good

I’m sure you have been in the kind of situation that I am going to describe. It’s a time when any decision you make will not be a perfect decision, maybe not even a good decision.There are times when you simply can’t win. In one sense, that was where Jesus was in the Garden of […]

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My Responsibility to You

As followers of Christ, we have amazing blessings and responsibilities. I’m not sure that we emphasize the responsibilities as much as the blessings. I have responsibility for you, but it’s not only in my calling as a pastor. I am called as a believer to care for you and to be a blessing to you. […]

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I Love the Church

I love the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the church, I have found fellowship, encouragement, and strong leadership. Because of the church, I am a follower of Christ and a preacher of the gospel. What makes churches better? First, the church is stronger and better when we have a definite central purpose that […]

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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)