‘Christian Living’

Christianity And The Fourth Of July

On the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, why does this seem less of a celebration? We know where we’ve come from. How did we get where we are today? Today, we are in the middle of learning how our freedoms have been eroded by government. The Internal Revenue Service uses its (800 pound […]

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What Has Changed About Marriage?

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two rulings related to the definition of marriage. First, the court effectively struck down as unconstitutional California Proposition 8 which declared the definition of marriage to be between one man and one woman. Proposition 8 was passed by the people of California in a state-wide […]

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Using Your Pen For Christ

I’ve spent a lot of time studying the Gospel of Matthew but very little studying the man Matthew. The man Matthew is fascinating. His story is a story of God’s grace and mercy. From Matthew we learn the power of God to change lives and to use us for His glory. Matthew lived in Capernaum […]

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What I Would Tell The Heat And The Spurs

Martha and I are anticipating tonight’s big game between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. We love the National Basketball Association (especially Martha–that’s not a joke) and we watch whenever we have time. At this time of the year our DVR is our friend, and we find the time to watch it. Tonight’s game […]

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What Paul Meant By “I Can Do All Things”

For years Paul’s statement to the church at Philippi has intrigued me. He boldly told the church: “I can do everything through him [Christ] who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). What did Paul mean and what should it mean to us? Is this a means to get what I want? Or, is it a statement […]

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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

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)