‘Christian Living’



Your Sunday Morning Routine

I have four goals in my relationship with God that I desperately want to achieve. I am not there yet with any of them, but I can see that they are strengthening my relationship with God. First, I want God to be the first thought of each day. I want Him to be so real that […]

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Are You Struggling With Faith?

I am fascinated with Paul and his faith. Who wouldn’t be? His dramatic call has fascinated believers and unbelievers for centuries. All of my life I have heard people say, “I did not have a call like the Apostle Paul.”  In one way I agree with those statements. I certainly did not have that kind […]

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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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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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A Devotional Life That Pleases God

Last Sunday at First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, I preached on worship. I gave our folks goals I desire for all those who are part of our church. I want our folks to experience large group worship, small group ministry, and individual, private times of worship. Large group worship should be a weekly encounter with God in […]

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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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Verse of the Day

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)