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We Have Decisions to Make

Over the next two weeks, First Baptist Church has to make three very important decisions. We will elect deacons who will serve for the next two years, we must ratify the 2016 budget for FBC, and we must decide whether to move forward with our new building. I don’t think I have to tell you how […]

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Where Are We in Our Building Expansion?

Where are we in the expansion of our building? Many of you attended a congregational meeting last week in which we discussed where we are in our building expansion. Let me give you some background and then bring you up-to-date on where we are. Over the past several years, First Baptist Church has planned to […]

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Bible Reading for Dummies

I was so encouraged yesterday at the response I received from a post about how God has blessed me. I wrote about practicing the presence of God, reading Scripture, and letting God examine my heart. You can read that post here: http://waylonbailey.com/2015/09/02/some-things-which-have-blessed-my-life/ In the section about finding God in Scripture I mentioned that if anyone would […]

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Ashley Madison, Forgiveness, and Restoration

By now you’ve probably heard of the Ashley Madison scandal. It’s horrific for families and for society. Ashley Madison is a website, a website dedicated to adultery. The tagline of the website was “Life is short. Have an affair”. Over its 15 year lifespan, 30 million people worldwide signed up for an affair. With a huge database […]

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The Problem with Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great occasion. It emphasizes fun, togetherness, remembrance, and romance. Who could be upset with that? Yet, there is something really wrong with Valentine’s Day, especially as it relates to married couples. The problem is that it is only one day but the marriage is year round. Everyday can’t be Valentine’s Day. […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)