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for: ‘November, 2017’



Learning to be Grateful

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child”–King Lear, Shakespeare. “Rejoice always. Pray constantly. And give thanks in all situations for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”–1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. “I can’t find anywhere in the New Testament where whining, complaining, or grumpiness is exalted“–Waylon Bailey. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

May God bless you and your family with a happy Thanksgiving. Martha and I are gearing up for most of our family to be present with us today. Our daughters, their husbands, and our four grandchildren will be with us for most of the day. We have fun–and exhausting–activities planned for the afternoon. We are […]

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I Have Learned

I don’t know what’s going on around the world, but I know America is filled with discontent. You can see it on every hand. We feel that we’ve been left out or forgotten. We live with anxiety and concern about the future. We live with envy and jealousy of others. While we struggle in all […]

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What Did Paul Mean by Being Content?

One of the most amazing statements in Scripture is when Paul said,“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation“ (Philippians 4:12). He then went on to say, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength“ (Philippians 4:13). What did he mean by being content, and how should we […]

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I Thank My God

When Paul wrote to the church at Philippi he began by expressing his thanks to the church. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians […]

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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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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)