‘Christian Living’



Year One Of My Blog

I want to thank you for your interest in waylonbailey.com. Last month marks the first anniversary of my blog. Many of you have been a part of the blog from the very beginning. Thank you–both long-termers and rookies–for being willing to read, comment, and share the blog. I have enjoyed interacting with folks all over […]

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A Praise For All Christians

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21). This prayer of praise to God–known as a doxology from the […]

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One Nation Under God

Though controversial for many people our Pledge of Allegiance to the flag contains these wonderful words: “One Nation Under God.” But, are they accurate? Are they accurate for you? What about our government and those who lead us? At least for the founding fathers, these words certainly appear to be accurate. Many of those who […]

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Why You Should Pray For Our Leaders

You and I have a responsibility to pray for “all those in authority.” This word from 1 Timothy 2:1-4 follows Paul’s previous message to the church at Rome to submit to authority as ordained of God (Romans 13). Paul exhorted Timothy and others to make “requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving” for everyone–“for kings and all those in […]

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Grieving God’s Spirit

I am convinced God’s admonition to the church at Ephesus is of absolute importance to each of us: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). What does Paul mean by grieving the Holy Spirit and why does it take on such […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)