Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



Getting Along in the Church

Scripture is powerful, helpful, instructive, and interesting. One of the things that makes it interesting is how it is put together and what you find in different parts of Scripture. I find it interesting that the word “church“ is found only two times in the four Gospels. Both are found in the Gospel of Matthew. […]

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. . . And, Finally

Yesterday I wrote about why the Apostle James would encourage Christians to “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face many trials” (James 1:2). I hope you will look at that post and consider reasons why James would call for disciples to consider their trials as “pure joy“ and why you should […]

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How Can I Have “Pure Joy?”

I don’t think I’m the only one who wonders how and why the apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds“ (James 1:2). I don’t want to debate whether or not it should be pure joy. I deeply believe that all of God’s Word is […]

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Suggestion for a Lazy Saturday

I have a suggestion for your Saturday. Since most people do something different on Saturdays, I have a suggestion for something new and different. Saturday is one of my workdays, but I still take the beginning of the day a little slower. Maybe you do the same. Here is my suggestion for what you might do […]

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Hope for the Future–What You Can Do

Earlier in the week I wrote about having a sense of hope for the future for the growth of the kingdom. If you would like to read “A Sense of Hope,” go to waylonbailey.com. I think you will be encouraged to read a few wonderful things happening in our country and also around the world. […]

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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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[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)