‘Christian Living’



What Makes Church Special?

I love the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I always have. Even as a teenager when I thought I never would want to be the pastor of a church, I loved the church. We know why the church is special. It belongs to Christ. It is made up of those redeemed by the blood […]

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What You Can Pray About

I grew up singing hymns–and I loved it. Many of those hymns were about prayer. “Sweet Hour of Prayer” was one we sang often but I didn’t really get the significance of prayer being sweet. I also missed the power of “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and its phrase about the privilege of […]

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Action Over Speculation

All over the world difficult events are occurring. It’s the history of the world. As I write this, people along the Carolina coast are preparing for what has been called “A beast of a storm,” and “The storm of a lifetime” for this section of the country. Hurricane Florence is a strong Category 2 storm, […]

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Could I Make A Very Special Request?

Could I make a very special request of you?It’s not for me personally, but it’s for people apart from God. I want to ask you to pray for people who are “without hope and without God“ (Ephesians 2:12). This is a godly thing to do which squares with Holy Scripture. The apostle Paul said, “Brothers […]

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A Reason for Hope

Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of reading three books on how to share our faith. At the same time, I have studied in depth on the witness of Paul the Apostle. Doing both of these has confirmed some convictions I have long held. I also have seen anew that what […]

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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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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. — Romans 8:35,37 (NIV)