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for: ‘September, 2015’



A Glorious Day

Yesterday was a glorious day. We saw whole families moving forward to stand for Christ in our worship services. We sang praises to God, prayed, gave, read the word, and listened to the word proclaimed. Those elements always make for a glorious day. Then, we went to the Bogue Falaya River in Covington to baptize […]

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Good News and Big Challenges

August 2015 has been a record month for attendance in both worship and Bible Study at First Baptist Church. This is good news,  and we are grateful to see many people interested in the things of God. Why is this good news? Because “We exist to help people know and accept Jesus Christ and through […]

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You Can Have Joy

  “O what a happy soul am I, Although I cannot see I am resolved that in this world contented I will be; How many blessings I enjoy that other people don’t, to weep and sigh because I’m blind, I cannot and I won’t”–songwriter Fanny Crosby at age 8. “The joy that Jesus provides us […]

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Bible Reading for Dummies

I was so encouraged yesterday at the response I received from a post about how God has blessed me. I wrote about practicing the presence of God, reading Scripture, and letting God examine my heart. You can read that post here: http://waylonbailey.com/2015/09/02/some-things-which-have-blessed-my-life/ In the section about finding God in Scripture I mentioned that if anyone would […]

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Some Things Which Have Blessed My Life

Some things simply bless your life. Here are three which have blessed my life in recent years. Of course, God’s blessings and mercies are new every morning. He is the father of lights and the giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). Therefore, His blessings are myriad in nature. I thank God for such […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)