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“A Culture of Violence”

“A culture of violence.” That’s how Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans described the pervasive problem of shootings and violence in New Orleans. The specific incident that he referred to was a series of gun battles over the city Halloween night when two people were killed and fourteen injured by gunfire. Apparently, the second gun fight […]

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My Most Popular Post for October

Somewhere along the way somone told me that some of the greatest words that you can ever hear are: “you are not alone.” We all want to know that someone knows about us and cares about us. I felt that way about my father. Though I never had to call on him very much, I always […]

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Getting Satan Off Your Back

How do you get Satan off your back? Well, maybe it’s more complicated than it seems, but the Bible has a clear path to obeying God and overcoming temptation. It’s James 4:7, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” There it is, clear and to the point. How […]

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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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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 fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. — Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)