‘Christian Living’



Living in Bitterness

I have a friend who’s going through some incredible bitterness. It’s hurting him deeply, and it’s keeping him from experiencing the joys of life. Why does bitterness affect us the way it does? First, bitterness keeps you from experiencing the joy of life. You simple can’t be filled with bitterness and filled with joy at […]

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How Do You “Work Out Your Salvation?”

How do you work out your salvation? Paul called on the church at Philippi to take on the mind and attitude of Christ and to “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). As Christ had given up His privileges for the sake of sinners, Paul wanted the church to show the light […]

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You Can Hear God’s Voice

“Does God speak out loud or does He speak in your heart?” That was the question of a seven year old after our Saturday evening worship service. It’s also the question of many followers of Christ. For the last few weeks, I have been preaching about “Hearing God.” I am preaching this series because I […]

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Four Lessons Golf Can Teach You About LIfe

Through the years, different sports have taught me about life. I have been thankful for the lessons I have learned. Now, I am watching my grandsons and my granddaughter playing sports and learning valuable lessons. Over the last couple of days, I have participated in a conference for a small group of ministers. We began […]

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What Kind of Leader Are You?

What makes a good leader? Like a lot of other issues, we can’t always define a “leader,” but we know one when we see one. The ultimate example of a leader is found in Philippians 2. Paul called on the people of Philippi, and ultimately the entire church of the Lord, to take on the […]

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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

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)