‘Christian Living’



Good Decisions Come From Above

There is a so-called wisdom that comes from ourselves alone. The Bible is clear that that wisdom is “earthly, unspiritual, and devilish.” This wisdom comes from “bitter jealousy and selfish ambition.” It results in “disorder and every vile practice” (James 3:14-16). While all wisdom apart from God cannot and should not be described in this […]

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I Love the “Eyes of the Lord”

God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Jesus used this teaching to help us understand God. Because He is spirit, we are not confined to worship Him in only one place. He is available to us wherever we are. This teaching also shows that […]

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Why Time Goes So Fast

Our pastoral team spent several hours yesterday planning our calendar for 2019. It’s a little strange planning Christmas now – – not Christmas this year but our Christmas plans for next year! I’m convinced time seems to whiz by because we all have such busy calendars. Not only are we planning for 2019 but we’re […]

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Faithful in the Worst of Times

Jesus told His followers that they should not worry when brought before governors and authorities. He promised to give them what to say in such times of persecution. Simon Peter urged the followers of Christ to always be ready to give an account for the reason of their hope in Christ. These statements are not […]

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The Remedy

The apostle James warned persecuted and dispersed believers to take sin seriously (James 4:1-12). James knew that we have two natures. Like Paul, James described the war going on within us. Paul described how the flesh wars against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh (Galatians 5:16-17). How do we solve the issue of […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)