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Living in Hope

I recently read this statement: “Just a little bit of hope will keep you going in life.” I believe the truthfulness of that statement. If you have hope you can continue in life. If you don’t have hope, life has little meaning. At the direction of God, Jeremiah sent a letter to the Jewish exiles […]

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The Hope Which Awaits Us

You and I have a blessed hope which awaits us. That is not just our hope or aspiration. It is our confident expectation (the biblical meaning of hope). We have this hope because Jesus told us of it and because the Word of God makes it plain. Jesus encouraged His disciples by reminding them of […]

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That One Indispensable Thing

We all have needs, and we need those needs to be met. What is that one thing we can’t do without? What is that one thing that sustains life and keeps us going? I was blessed with parents who wouldn’t give up and who practiced taking the worst of life and going on. What made […]

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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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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)