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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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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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Satan’s Last Words

Many years ago I heard a chapel sermon that has affected me ever since. I remember writing down the four major points on a scrap of paper. Years later I found the paper and thought again about what I had heard. The sermon was entitled, “The Four Ways Satan Tempts Us.” This sermon was in […]

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Who Are You?

I am amazed at how the Apostle Paul dealt with controversy and false teachers. False teachers, often known as Judaizers, attacked the churches of Colossae (and presumably Hieropolis and Laodicea) with an issue about receiving the fullness of the gospel. While we don’t know much about the heretical teaching, we do know that many false […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)