‘Christian Living’

How Do You Render to Caesar?

Jesus answered a challenge by the political and religious leaders of His day by telling them to “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Luke 20:25). This came from a confrontation with a group from the scribes and chief priests who sought to put Jesus […]

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Six Reasons You Should Read the Bible

We live in a world that is ignorant of Scripture, and therefore we live in a world in jeopardy. Here are six reasons why you should read the Word of God. First, reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture puts you in a position to hear from God. What could be more important than hearing […]

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America Should know This Verse

My Scripture reading and meditation yesterday morning came from the prophecy of Daniel. I have found Daniel to be very insightful about where we are as a nation. Yesterday I read Daniel 4–5, two chapters about the reign of Belshazzar in Babylon. Belshazzar was the son of Nabonidus and the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar. Belshazzar and […]

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It Is Time for America to Grieve and Weep

It’s time for America to weep and wail. Anyone who watched the Sunday night second presidential debate knows that something is terribly wrong in America. We have two terribly unpopular and unsatisfying candidates to be the president of the United States. Many people have become disgusted with the whole process and are vowing to vote […]

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Your Possessions and the Kingdom of God

Your possessions and the kingdom of God are amazingly intertwined. Last night I taught our church concerning the events in the ministry of Jesus recorded in Luke 18:18–30, a passage of Scripture commonly known as the Rich Young Ruler. Interestingly, no gospel calls this man the Rich Young Ruler. Luke simply tells us he was […]

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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

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)