‘Christian Living’



How Love Overcomes A Multitude of Wrongs

Why did Paul put such an emphasis on love, and why did he place “the love chapter” in the middle of a section about spiritual gifts? It’s important to note that Paul is not the only one who emphasized the importance of love. Peter and James called it the Royal law. They understood love as […]

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The Greatest

Almost all of us think of 1 Corinthians 13 as the Love Chapter, but we may not know why it is called that or what it’s true significance is. I read the “Love Chapter” at almost every wedding I conduct. It is beautiful language, and it presents the perfect setting for a wedding. While it […]

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Simple Steps to More Meaningful Prayer

I’ve never met a follower of Christ who didn’t want and need a more meaningful prayer life. I’ve written many devotionals about prayer. When I think of fervent and devoted prayer, Elijah immediately comes to mind. Through prayer and devotion to God, he was able to take on the pagan king and queen of Israel […]

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Four Thoughts about the Fourth of July

Let me wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July. I want to give you four quick thoughts about the Fourth of July and the birth of this great nation. First, we need to give thanks to God for creating us and allowing the residents of the United States of America to live in […]

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Are You Praying Biblically?

A few days ago I wrote about “praying big.” I have been convicted that my prayers are too small. This revelation has made a big impact on me. I am also convicted that I must pray in ways which are consistent with the teaching of Scripture. The Bible tells us very much about prayer. We […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)