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for: ‘October, 2011’



How Can I Know God’s Will?

I am enamored with how God makes Himself known to us. After all, isn’t this one of the most important aspects of life? In a recent post, I tried to answer the question of “How Do I Hear God Talking To Me.” You can read that here. http://waylonbailey.com/2011/10/how-do-i-hear-god-talking-to-me/. In that post I mentioned three main ways that God makes […]

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Our Obedience and God’s Faithfulness

This month concludes the three year journey and adventure of Destination: Inheritance. Three years ago this month Firtst Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, began a capital fundraising campaign to add a 20,000 square foot addition to The ROC as well as the addition of a basketball pavilion, sand volleyball courts, and soccer/softball fields. All of that has […]

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Quotes You Can Use (October 28, 2011)

“Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. . .” C. S. Lewis. “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – […]

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It Was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It must be the best book title of all time. The title is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. It’s a children’s book, of course, about a boy named Alexander who has a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” Alexander woke up with gum in his hair […]

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My Series on Public Speaking

I well remember my first speech class in college. I agonized over the three minutes that I was assigned to speak. Trying to find the right subject and the right delivery almost overwhelmed me. Speaking in public is a tremendous privilege and a frightful prospect. Over the last two months I have written five posts on […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7 (NIV)