. . . And, Finally

Yesterday I wrote about why the Apostle James would encourage Christians to “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face many trials” (James 1:2). I hope you will look at that post and consider reasons why James would call for disciples to consider their trials as “pure joy“ and why you should […]

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How Can I Have “Pure Joy?”

I don’t think I’m the only one who wonders how and why the apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds“ (James 1:2). I don’t want to debate whether or not it should be pure joy. I deeply believe that all of God’s Word is […]

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Suggestion for a Lazy Saturday

I have a suggestion for your Saturday. Since most people do something different on Saturdays, I have a suggestion for something new and different. Saturday is one of my workdays, but I still take the beginning of the day a little slower. Maybe you do the same. Here is my suggestion for what you might do […]

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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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A Sense of Hope

Churches and pastors are always trying to sense the climate in which we live. Is it open to the gospel? Are people ready to hear the hope that is in Christ? I want to give you my perspective. By the way, I realize that I am limited by my own community and the people around […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)