‘Christian Living’



Four Things You Must Get Rid of to be Healthy

Few things in life are as valuable as being healthy. Yet we seem to persist in doing things that destroy our health–physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Here are four things which destroy health, and four things you must remove from your life to be healthy. First, you cannot feed your mind filth and be healthy. The […]

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Would You Pray for America?

I want to ask you to spend this weekend and the coming days praying for America. Churches and Christians all across the country will be praying and asking God’s blessings upon our country this weekend. The impetus for this serious call to prayer is the United States Supreme Court’s impending decision on same sex marriage. […]

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The Power of God to Change Lives

Last night I taught from Paul’s Letter to Philemon. While Paul wrote letters to churches, he also wrote personal letters–the most personal of all was the letter to Philemon. I hope you will read the letter. It’s only 25 verses. It will bless you, and it will cause you to give thanks for the power […]

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Dealing With Your Fear and Anxiety

Fear is the easiest of emotions. It attacks silently, quickly, and efficiently. Before you know what has happened, you are consumed by fear. Fear takes on several forms. One, fear can become a pervasive anxiety. Without even knowing why, fear wraps itself around us and will not let go. This kind of fear is debilitating. It takes the […]

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How to Live as Sheep in the Midst of Wolves

Last year on tax day, I wrote about my favorite verse of Scripture. It really isn’t my favorite verse, but it certainly is a very helpful verse. It’s helpful because it equips us to relate to an unbelieving world. Jesus and Paul as well as other biblical writers did their best to prepare us for […]

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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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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. — John 14:6 (NIV)