‘Questions Christians Ask’



How Can I Do the Things that Matter?

James Clear is a favorite writer. He has written about the power of habits and how you develop those powerful habits. Recently he wrote about adding value to other people. He said that before you ask for value you must give value to others. This fits many areas of life. My blog tomorrow will expound […]

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Living at Ease in Zion

Some of the most famous words of the Hebrew prophets come from the prophet Amos. Amos lived in the eighth century BC and prophesied against Israel’s Northern Kingdom with its capitol in Samaria. Amos called for justice and righteousness. He cared for the poor and powerless and called on the wealthy to care as well. […]

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Prophecy Often Gets A Bad Rap

Prophets and prophecy often get a bad rap. Today, I want to give some basic facts about prophets of the Old Testament. For many reasons, prophecy in the New Testament probably needs its own discussion which may come sometime in the future. Who are prophets, and what did they do? The prophet Amos is the […]

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Should a Wife “Obey” Her Husband?

Should a wife obey her husband? In the year 2019, that seems like a ridiculous question, but when I began as a young pastor the question had real significance. In most marriage vows of that day, “love, honor, and obey” were part of the vows of the bride. But somehow, it didn’t feel right to […]

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Can I Trust God?

Though no one really talks about it much, it’s one of the basic questions of life–“Can I trust God?” Of all the things we really need to know, this question comes close to the most important in life. We want to know if God knows us and if He will be there when we need […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)