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When Saul is commanded by the Lord to utterly destroy the Amalekites, he decides that he knows better what to do and spares King Agag and the choicest of the spoil.  In this sermon from The Tragedy of King Saul, Pastor Greg examines the difficult command of God to Saul, Saul's disobedience to God's command, and what we can learn from the episode in this ongoing tragedy that is the Kingdom of Saul.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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The tragedy of King Saul is compounded when we look at the first mention of Saul's son Jonathan.  The Lord delivered unto Jonathan a great victory in battle but Saul ruined it by making a rash oath placing the Israelites under an unbearable burden.  We learn unbearable burdens are the burdens we place on ourselves and they often come with unintended consequences.  The only burden we are called to bear is the burden of grace through Christ.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 24, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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Continuing on our journey with King Saul, Pastor Greg takes us to Saul's unlawful sacrifice in I Samuel 13:11-14.  Through this experience we learn from Saul that God's law has value and worth in our lives.  It is not something to be swept aside or invalidated by our lethargy.  As such, the spiritual is always to be preferred to the practical.  God's work in us is always more important that our work for ourselves.  Finally, we are reminded God is always seeking people after his own heart.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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The people of God demanded a king in order to be like the other nations.  God gave them what they wanted in spite of their rejection of Him.  God gave them Saul, a man whose heart was not after God, but was after the flesh.  And when the time came for Saul to rise to the kingdom, the people found him hiding in the luggage.  In this new sermon series for 2016, we learn three important truths.  If you are intent on having your own way, God will allow you to have it.  True love woos the heart, rather than forcing it.  Second, we see from Saul that with God, it is always about the heart.  Saul chose to follow his flesh rather than the new heart God had given him.  Finally, we learn that we have a choice to rise to the kingdom of God, or we can hide from it like Saul did.  This teaching was given on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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On this first Sunday of the new year, Pastor Greg takes us to Titus 2:11-14 for instruction to begin a new year.  The firm foundation of the grace of God, the available salvation for all men, and the avoidance of ungodliness and worldly desires encourages us to be sensible, righteous, and godly in our Kingdom life.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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On the last Sunday of the year, Student Minister, Micah Collins takes us to Romans in his sermon A Contemplative New Year.  Micah gives us three ways to close out an old year and bring in a new year by contemplating our failures and victories, by seeking our reconciliation in Christ, and by hoping in Christ for the future of the new year.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, December 26, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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On this Christmas Eve, we cast our gaze to the mother of Christ to learn from her very own Christmas awakening by examining the Magnificat in Luke 1.  From her great song of faith, we learn of the three types of people to whom Christmas can truly come.  Though a worldly Christmas is often measured in dollars and sense, Mary's song teaches the true Christmas will always come to humble.  Though a worldly Christmas is often about being sated with food and things, Mary's words reminds us the true Christmas will always come to the hungry.  Those who are hungry for God will always find Him.  Though a worldly Christmas may celebrate getting what you want, Mary's Magnificat shows us the true Christmas always comes to helpless.  This teaching was given on Friday, December 24, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist, but she, too, had a Christmas awakening when she encountered her cousin Mary and the yet-to-be-born Jesus.  Through Elizabeth's experience, we learn that when Jesus comes, we are awakened to wonder, to true joy, and to belief.  This teaching was given on Sunday, December 6, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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The Christmas story is full of individual awakenings.  Pastor Greg Whaley takes us to a Christmas awakening each Sunday of Advent through his sermon series "Christmas Awakenings."  In this teaching, we turn to Joseph, who initially, was not keen on the idea of raising the child of another.  But His heart was awakened to new possibilities of God's power by the Truth being born in him through the angel's visitation.  His Christmas was then true and real, not a pretend Christmas of his own making.  This teaching was given on Sunday, November 29, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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On Thanksgiving Sunday at First Baptist Church, Pastor Whaley speaks from Psalm 100 in a message entitled "Enter with the Password - Thank you!"  Using Eugene Peterson's The Message translation of this passage, Pastor Whaley shares how a heart of thanksgving can be the password for believers to experience kingdom life on a day-to-day basis.  A heart of thanksgiving is the password to true praise, true presence, and a true perception of God's nature and love.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, November 22, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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