“Tim Tebow Should Tone Down His Comments”

Those are not my words–I don’t agree with them. Those are the words of Kurt Warner, someone I respect deeply. I met Kurt Warner last January at the BCS National Championship game. He sat in a box seat several rows behind us. I asked for his autograph for my grandson, Jake. He graciously consented and asked God for His blessing for […]

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How To Move Your Attendance Beyond 100

The most difficult barrier in church growth is the 100 barrier. I know this because the typical church in America is a congregation of less than 100. The 100 barrier is simply difficult to overcome. I have three very practical suggestions for breaking the 100 barrier. I also have a suggestion of how to make  your […]

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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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Grace Really Is Amazing

It’s one of the surprising events in Christian history, maybe even in human history. No one could have predicted or assumed that Saul would have come to faith in Christ. Certainly, no contemporary Christian could have imagined that Paul would become the greatest missionary in the history of the church. Except for Barnabas vouching for […]

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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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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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To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. — Colossians 1:27-28 (NIV)