‘Questions Christians Ask’



What Would Malachi Tell Us Today?

Recently I have been studying the prophecy of Malachi. Malachi is widely understood to have been the last prophet of Old Testament times. From the time of Malachi to the beginning of New Testament times, there was no prophet speaking to the people of Israel. Malachi had a unique perspective and message. What would he […]

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What is Yom Kippur?

Today is the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur, the Old Testament Day of Atonement. I’ve never really thought much about Yom Kippur. I’ve studied it, of course, and noted it on the calendar, but it’s never been vital in my life. After all, Jesus is the once and for all sacrifice for sin. He is […]

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What Makes A Person Change?

You and I know people who have become very different people from what they used to be. One of the joys of a long-term pastorate (I have been pastor of the same church for 27 years) is getting to see life-change taking place. I know of people who moved from rebellious, selfish, and angry to […]

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Why I Love That Verse

  Do you ever hear people saying, “I love that verse of Scripture”? That’s the kind of remark I hear all the time. In fact, I hear myself saying that very often. Yesterday morning I heard myself saying that about Isaiah 26:3: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because […]

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What Does “Praying Without Ceasing” Mean?

What does it mean to pray without ceasing? The Apostle Paul counseled the church at Thessalonica to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). I’ve met very few Christians who are completely satisfied with their prayer lives. We all know we need to pray. We all know we need to pray without ceasing, but what does […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)