‘Christian Living’



Living with a “How Much More” God

At least two places in Scripture God is described with the phrase “how much more.” First, this phrase is found several times in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus told us not to be anxious, but rather to trust God. He gave the example of the birds of the air and the lilies of the […]

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Living with Trouble

The Apostle Paul knew a thing or two about trouble. He experienced it over and over. In 2 Corinthians 11 Paul listed his afflictions. Almost all of these came because he followed Christ. “Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I have been beaten […]

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Seven Blessings of Knowing God

Paul’s letter to the Romans is a very logical message. For this reason, it contains a number of “therefores.” Because of who God is and because of what God has done, there are certain things we can expect and certain things we can do. In Romans 5:1-11, Paul gives seven blessings we have because we […]

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What God Says About Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God. We know we should pray, and we know we need to pray. What does God say about prayer? Among many other statements about prayer He tells us the following: First, God calls us to come boldly to Him in prayer. We are to approach the […]

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My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

I grew up singing a hymn with these words: “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” In other words, my hope is built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. His righteousness and His shed blood bring me to good standing with God and opens to me a world of […]

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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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“How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. — 2 Samuel 7:22 (NIV)