‘Christian Living’

Happy New Year from Waylon and Martha

Martha and I wish you a joyful and blessed new year. This year gives us the opportunity to love God and love people. It allows us time to join with others who want to make a difference in our world. I want to thank you for the privilege you give me. Many of you begin […]

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May God Grant You a Blessed Christmas

Martha and I wish you a time of true worship and adoration of God as you meditate on His gift to you and me. “Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor […]

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The Light Shines in the Darkness

Very few brief verses have more meaning than the words of John the Apostle: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). This passage is filled with meaning. This great verse testifies of what God came to do. God sent His Son to bring light to a dark […]

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The Meaning of “The Word Became Flesh”

One of my favorite Christmas verses is John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth;  we have beheld his glory, glory as of the Son from the father.” Why has this verse been described as “the central verse in the Scripture?” First, it describes God’s decisive act […]

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My Three Favorite Christmas Verses

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to determine your favorite Christmas verses. It’s not easy to do. For right now (or this year), these are my three favorite verses about Christmas. First, my favorite verse right now – – and it has been that way for a long time – – is the word […]

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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

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)