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We enjoyed the time away – but it is GOOD to be back! Martha and I have had a wonderful time away. While we spent almost all of it at home, this has been an encouraging and helpful time. In addition to spending time with Anna, Chris, Jake, and Chase Mizell, who live here and are active in FBC Covington, …

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By Waylon Bailey We are thankful today to have Jeff Hancock with us from the International Justice Mission. IJM works around the world seeking to overcome slavery and human trafficking. This organization has a life-changing and world changing mission. We want to give you, and First Baptist Church, the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing to …

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By Waylon Bailey August is near, and it’s coming very quickly. We are thankful for what we’ve accomplished in June and July – – Vacation Bible School, camps of all kinds, and several mission trips. Now we’re ready to move on to August as we “ReBoot“ and start up new and established Ministries. Beginning in August I will begin teaching …

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I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July, and I hope you are getting ready for a 101% August and September. 101% represents our goal for getting us back to church and ministry as we begin the new school year. Our goal is to have an attendance larger than we had two years ago before the pandemic hit. We …

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Happy Fourth of July! May God bless America! What a wonderful day when we get to celebrate our freedom in Christ – and also celebrate the blessings and joys of American freedoms. We are truly blessed people, and we need to live with that blessing in mind. We also need to make sure to extend “liberty and justice to all“ …

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By Waylon Bailey   Preaching and Other News Today I am preaching from Philippians 1:3-11. This is one of those passages of Scripture that describes the deep, personal relationships within the family of God. Martha and I think of you in this way: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, . . . thankful for your partnership …

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By Waylon Bailey Happy Father’s Day! May God bless you and your family. One of God‘s Commandments is that we honor our father and mother. Today we are seeking to do that as we follow Scripture and communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Last week we began a new sermon series entitled, “CHURCHNOW.” It is our attempt to remind us …

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By Waylon Bailey Paul wrote to the church at Philippi, “I thank my God every time I remember you.” One of the reasons he was thankful for the church was because of their “partnership“ in the gospel. Martha and I think of you as our partners in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We appreciate how you love and care for …

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By Waylon Bailey Martha and I want to continue to thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragement during her surgeries and recovery. You may be aware that Martha had her second surgery Thursday, and we are deeply appreciative for your love and care. As we drove to the surgery Thursday morning, I had the persistent feeling that we had …

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By Waylon Bailey   Three things you need to know First, we welcome Carl Doescher to First Baptist Church as Minister to Junior High Students. We are thankful to have Carl, Megan (who grew up at FBC), and Paisley (two weeks old) serving at FBC. Carl’s serving with us as Junior High Minister opens up a whole new layer of …