The One Thing You Must Do

By Dr. Waylon Bailey. This weekend will mark the beginning of our re-gathering as the church. This is the weekend we have looked forward to. For many of us, we simply didn’t know how much we missed being with the body of Christ. That leads to our dilemma. How many people will be a part of this weekend? Will everything …

Learning to Pray

By Waylon Bailey Growing Christians want to pray deeper, more meaningful prayers, and they want to draw near to God as they pray. I believe this is a true statement. For this reason, I believe that you have the genuine desire to become more like Jesus in your prayer life. This weekend I will be preaching about prayer as we …

I Will Lift My Eyes to the Hills

By Waylon Bailey. I woke up this morning feeling hopeful. The good news is that I wake almost every morning feeling hopeful. Today I feel hopeful for a number of reasons. In Louisiana, where we have suffered mightily from Covid-19 and death, the number of new infections is going down. Yesterday, the number was lower than in several days with …

How Church Has Changed over the Last Five Weeks

By Waylon Bailey. I don’t need to call to anyone’s attention that church has changed over the last five weeks. Nothing in my lifetime has had as much affect on the church as the Covid-19 Pandemic. What are the changes? First, sacred cows and traditions have been abruptly removed from the church. If you can’t pass an offering plate, is …

Blessed are the Flexible

By Waylon Bailey. Flexible people are truly amazing and so helpful. Sometime during the day yesterday I left all the heavy things that all of us have been dealing with, and I began to think about how flexible people have been during this time. After all, when we think about dealing with change, has any time in your life been …

It’s Time to Pray

Live Prayer Here! By Waylon Bailey. It’s time to pray, and I hope you are praying a lot. I also hope you are praying fervently, diligently, and specifically. Over the last year or so, I’ve reconnected with the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” I’ve particularly thought about the phrase, “What a privilege to carry everything to God …

What to do with your Stimulus Check

By Waylon Bailey. Beginning very soon, many—maybe most—Americans Will receive a stimulus check from the federal government. It will amount to $1200 for adults and $500 for children, depending on eligibility. This is to offset the huge costs some people are experiencing from the Covid-19 Crisis. What should you do with your money? This question is being debated in many …

How Does the Story End?

By Waylon Bailey. In the midst of crisis, such as the Covid-19 crisis, we all want to know how the story ends. In this present crisis, we particularly want to know when it will end, how it will end, and in some sense, if it will end? Will this end? Will we be safe? The Apostle Paul taught the early …

Getting Ready for Easter

By Waylon Bailey. This may be the most meaningful Easter you have had since the time of your salvation. God is at what bringing revival to His people. What can we do to truly see the truth of Christ? Read Scripture. If you have children at home, include them in understanding that this event is real and that it means …

Living in the Parenthesis

By Waylon Bailey. Years ago I taught at New Orleans Baptist Theological. I loved teaching, but I mainly loved the people I taught. I’m often asked if I miss teaching. My answer is always the same, “Not a minute because I teach and preach all the time, and I love the people to whom I get to be the pastor.” …