‘Christian Living’



Is There A War on Women?

Some people say there is a war on women. I agree, but not with the way this war is commonly described. I think it’s a different war completely, one that strikes at the very heart of what it is to be a woman. You may be saying, “But you’re not a woman and you don’t […]

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Thoughts on the Crucifixion of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are at the center of human history. The Bible makes this clear. The death of Jesus for us secured our hope and opened the door of heaven. The New Testament writers make this clear. Simon Peter described how Christ’s death became the supreme sacrifice for sin: “For Christ died […]

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Let’s Pray for Chicago

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a real burden for Chicago and the inner cities across America. I’m sure much of that has to do with the publicity concerning the 700 people murdered in Chicago in 2016 with several thousand others shot and wounded. Part of that concern also comes to my living close […]

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Three Words for When You Pray

Jesus prayed, and He taught His disciples to pray. Prayer is at the center of our relationship with God. You can read one magnificent example of Jesus’ prayer life by reading here. As you pray, three words will help make your prayer more meaningful. First, ask. Ask and don’t be afraid to ask. Sometimes, I […]

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How Jesus Decided On His Disciples

Have you ever wondered how Jesus made the decision about his disciples? Who would you call as your disciple? What kind of characteristics would they have? Let’s consider three important considerations about the disciples of Jesus. First, Jesus spent intense time in prayer before calling the disciples. Luke is the gospel writer who gives us […]

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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

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)