‘Questions Christians Ask’

It’s the Worst of Times

What do you do when you live in the worst of times? I was a preteen and teenager in the 1960s. Those were very difficult times. I remember well the horror of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. I lived in the state of Alabama during the Selma […]

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What Is The Third Heaven?

“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows. And I know that this man–whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know but God knows–was caught […]

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My Take on “A.D.: The Bible Continues”

You may be aware that NBC is showing the sequel to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s series  “The Bible” from a couple of years ago. I’ve watched the depiction of the resurrection, the ascension, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts with great excitement. I’ve had many people who wanted […]

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How to Overcome Your Self-Pity

Self-pity is sinful and self defeating. Self-pity offends God and harms you and the people around you. Self-pity shows a lack of gratitude and thanksgiving. It refuses to trust God, and it exalts self. How do we overcome our self-pity? First, take your honest feelings and thoughts to God. This is exactly what the prophet […]

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What is the Worst Sin?

You may get asked the same questions I am asked. I sometimes get asked about sins and their order of magnitude. Which ones are worse than others? The question about which sins are worse implies an additional question. People want to know  which sins are acceptable. Through the centuries, the church and Christians have had […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)