“Say A Good Word for the Lord Jesus”

“Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one” (Colossians 4:5-6). As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Colossae (a church that he had not founded or visited), he encouraged […]

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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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A Wonderful Time to Begin Again

I love the new year. I love that you get to start over, make resolutions to make you better and a better person, and look at things in a different way. At the beginning of this new year, I am beginning my blog again after a few weeks without the responsibility of daily writing. It […]

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What Can One Person Do?

With 7.6 billion people in the world and problems beyond measure, what can one solitary person do? It seems there is nothing we can do to make any difference. Fortunately, the Word of God is filled with examples of people who made a difference for God. They lived for the glory of God and for […]

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A Resolution You Need to Keep

I recently read that almost 60% of us make New Year resolutions. I also read that most of those are not kept until the end of January. I want to ask you to make and keep a very important resolution. “Who’s Your One?” will be our church emphasis for 2020. Would you prayerfully consider making […]

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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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[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)