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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A Blessed People

For all of the problems in the United States of America, we are a blessed people. I hope that every day is a day of thanksgiving for you. We are blessed to live in a land of plenty and to be people who are free to vote, protest, speak, and worship. In my way of […]

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Quotes You Can Use (November 25, 2011)

“You can’t delegate doing the right thing.” “The effective innovator is the person who is willing to share the credit generously for successes, and to carry gracefully by himself the blame for the failures.”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 87. “[Do not] mistake politeness for agreement. People have a natural tendency to avoid disagreement or unpleasantness and […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)