‘Christian Living’

Can America Be Great Again?

Many people–maybe most people–in America believe we are going through a period of decline. In fact, a survey from just a few days ago showed a large number of people who believe our children will be worse off than their parents. Recent polls are showing that a majority of people believe the country is headed […]

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How Do I Know It’s God Speaking?

How do I know God is the One speaking to me? The most difficult and most often asked question about hearing God is the question of authenticity. How can I be sure that God is speaking? Over the next several days we will be looking at hearing from God. We will ask how we can […]

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It’s the Little Temptations that Will Get You

Beware of the little temptations. I don’t worry about the devil in a red suit with a pitchfork, pointy horns, and a pointy tail. That’s not the danger. The danger is the little temptations. People don’t normally turn from God in one huge step. Rather they turn from God in a series of little steps. […]

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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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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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He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? — Romans 8:32 (NIV)