Think As God Thinks

Transformation comes by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:1-2). God wants us to think as He thinks. He wants to renew our minds. Look at this idea: http://waylonbailey.com/2011/07/why-you-must-renew-your-mind/ How do we renew our minds? First, think with the end in mind. This is the popular suggestion of Stephen Covey in Seven Habits of Highly […]

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Dealing With My Fear (Part Two)

Fear is a bully that hounds us until it destroys us. When we give into our fear, it grows and becomes even more menacing. You must deal with your fear.  What can we do to overcome our fear? First, Think Through Your Fear. Think rationally, not emotionally. Thinking emotionally leads to panic; thinking rationally leads […]

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My Thought Process for the New Sermon Series

School starts soon and I will begin a new sermon series on making significant changes in life. The title is: “Transformed: The Art of Living Differently.” The beginning of the school year is a great time to talk about changing life for the better. I enjoy preaching from a series. Even though this is not […]

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It’s A Secret!

It was winter and a boy who looked to be in the first or second grade struggled with the zipper on his jacket. I still occasionally struggle with the zipper on my jackets. Getting the two sides of the zipper lined up, holding both sides tight, and pulling the zipper just right isn’t easy. After […]

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Overcoming Fear

Everyone faces fear. We deal with it on almost a daily basis. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking and writing about how you overcome fear. Recently, one of our subscribers submitted a reply to the question: what passages of Scripture help you confront and overcome your fear? He submitted two verses. […]

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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 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. — Romans 1:16 (NIV)