Yearly Archive
for: ‘2013’



Are You Teachable?

Are you teachable? Recently, I received an email from a great young pastor asking for a mentor. In his email, he made a statement assuring me he is teachable. He even gave the name of a reference who can vouch for his “teachability.” His assurance was music to my ears–and God’s. Above all else, God […]

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What Is Meant By The Acceptable Year Of The Lord?

Luke 4 is one of the most important passages of Scripture to describe the ministry of Jesus. This is the passage describing Jesus’ return to His hometown of Nazareth. It occurred on the heels of Jesus’ going to the wilderness to be tempted by Satan (Luke 4:1-13). As was His custom, Jesus joined the people […]

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Do We Have Hope For The Future?

I struggled with giving this post a title. I wanted to ask a question: “Can We Reach My Grandchildren?” or “Can We Reach My Friends?” I wanted to make it personal because this is our personal responsibility. How do we reach our generations for Christ? Especially, how do we reach the youngest generation so that […]

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A New Section For WaylonBailey.Com

Recently, I was asked to speak to a writer’s group. They want to know how I came to write a blog. The truth is I never considered being a writer. My writing is a natural consequence of what God called me to do. I study the Scripture and write about it. I preach and write […]

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God’s Goal: Your Transformation

When I think of First Baptist Covington, Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica comes to mind. Paul had a difficult experience in Philippi as he attempted to share the gospel, but the people at Thessalonica were much more receptive. In one of the earliest writings in the New Testament, Paul thanked them warmly for […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)