‘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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)