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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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The Days of Elijah

When you examine the stories of Elijah the prophet of Israel, you notice the perilous days in which He lived. Elijah lived in a day of moral relativism. People could worship Baal or the Lord or they could worship both and think nothing of it. Baal was the storm god. He provided people with rain […]

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Are We Living in the Days of the Judges?

“In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). The last verse of the Judges explains why so many awful events took place in Israel during the time of the Judges. Every person was doing whatever seemed right to him. Since there was […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)