‘Lagniappe’



Why We Baptize in the River

Next Sunday afternoon (at 4:00 PM) the church will gather at Bogue Falaya Park in downtown Covington to participate in a time of baptism for new believers. This may seem a bit unusual because we have a beautiful baptismal pool in our new worship center, but we do it for a reason. Why baptism and […]

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Hope for the Future–What You Can Do

Earlier in the week I wrote about having a sense of hope for the future for the growth of the kingdom. If you would like to read “A Sense of Hope,” go to waylonbailey.com. I think you will be encouraged to read a few wonderful things happening in our country and also around the world. […]

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The ABC’s of Being a Christian

Sometimes we simply need to look again at the basics. Even those of us who have known Christ for many years need to hear again the fundamentals of the faith. That seems to be what James the Apostle sought to do as he wrote his epistle “to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” (James […]

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What Do I Want to Say to the Church?

It’s Thursday morning as I write my “Lagniappe” article for this weekend’s services. As I have prepared to write this, most of you know I have been “out of the pulpit” for a month due to your gracious encouragement to take time away and unwind. Now I am back and I have one question that […]

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What Every Christian Needs

Martha and I have had a wonderful month away. We have traveled and stayed at home. We have spent time with my mother and the families of both of our daughters. We deeply and sincerely appreciate your kindness in giving us this time. I don’t think I can emphasize enough what a privilege it is […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. — Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)