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Preparing Yourself Spiritually For Worship

Planning ahead is a vital part of worship. I wrote last week about preparing physically for worship in order that you might be ready spiritually for worship. You can read those suggestions for physical preparation here. http://waylonbailey.com/2011/11/getting-ready-for-sunday/. Today, let’s think how you spend the week getting ready to worship with the people of God. Here’s […]

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A Blessed People

For all of the problems in the United States of America, we are a blessed people. I hope that every day is a day of thanksgiving for you. We are blessed to live in a land of plenty and to be people who are free to vote, protest, speak, and worship. In my way of […]

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Quotes You Can Use (November 25, 2011)

“You can’t delegate doing the right thing.” “The effective innovator is the person who is willing to share the credit generously for successes, and to carry gracefully by himself the blame for the failures.”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 87. “[Do not] mistake politeness for agreement. People have a natural tendency to avoid disagreement or unpleasantness and […]

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Thanksgiving Day

My favorite quotation about thanksgiving comes from Matthew Henry (1662-1714), a Presbyterian minister and famous Bible expositor. After he was robbed, Matthew Henry prayed this prayer: “I thank thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, although they took my all, […]

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Getting Started in Your Private Worship

How do you get started in your private worship? That seems to be the number one question about a quiet time, devotional, Bible reading, or personal time with God. The second question is very similar: “How do I keep it going?” I hope to be able to help you with these questions. A previous post […]

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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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Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV)