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We often console ourselves with lesser and insignificant things.  We eat "comfort" food when we are stressed.  We disengage by binge-watching t.v.  In this teaching from the beatitudes, Pastor Greg explores the deep sorrow of death, the world, and our sin nature.  The consolation of all these sorrows is salvation, hope, and living presence of Jesus Christ, Himself.  We can find true consolation not in the things of this broken world, but only in the kingdom of God at hand in Jesus.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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Pastor Greg moves us to what is perhaps the seminal teaching moment of Jesus' earthly ministry, the Sermon on the Mount.  In the next few weeks, we will anchor ourselves in the beatitudes which begin this teaching by Jesus.  In this sermon, Blessed Disciple 1, Pastor Greg explains the deeper meaning of the word blessed, and looks at the first beatitude - Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, February 5, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening.

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Desensitized Saints

Pastor Greg is out this Sunday to be with his family.  Dr. Mark Hollingsworth graciously teaches in our pastor's absence on this Sunday.  The focus for Dr. Hollingsworth teaching is Revelation 2 and his teaching is entitled Desensitized Saints.  In this teaching, Dr. Hollingsworth shows us that many of us can fall into the sin of "getting used to it."  We need a growing love of Jesus in our hearts and in our church in our to combat our desensitization.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 29, 2017.  This podcast is a minsitry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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We have no better model for being a disciple than Jesus Himself!  In this sermon, Lifestyle of Joyful Discipleship, Pastor Greg focuses on the narrative of Jesus' ministry to find Him merely going about the work God has called Him to do.  By looking at Jesus' action, we find a perfect model for us in our own discipleship. Jesus was a disciple everywhere He went, not eshcewing the brokenness of others, but counting it all joy to follow God.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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When Jesus called the disciples to follow Him, He called them to a reckless abandon of discipleship.  In this sermon entitled, For the Sake of the Call, Pastor Greg examines the scene in Matthew 4 by asking four questions of the situation.  These are four questions that can come to our mind when we are considering our own call to follow Jesus.  Why doesn't Jesus do everything Himself?  What does Jesus see in us?  Why should we follow the call?  What is the responsibility of the called disciple?  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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Continuing through the book of Matthew, Pastor Greg comes to the first moments of Jesus' adult ministry.  After His baptism, Jesus is led into the wilderness to be tempted in Matthew 4.  In this sermon entitled Temptations to Failure, Pastor Greg examines the temptations of Christ and shows us how these temptations exist for all of those who would follow Jesus.  By understanding Jesus' response to temptation, we can learn to resist the devil and live victoriously in the kingdom of God.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 8, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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As we begin a new year, Pastor Greg begins a study on the book of Matthew entitled Follow Me.  The sermon series is designed to help us understand that discipleship is an intentional act.  The first sermon in this series, Our Great Need, centers on Matthew 3 and the voice of John the Baptist crying for us to repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  True discipleship will never happen in our lives apart from being repentant.  Repentance is always the first step to a closer walk with Jesus.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Lousiana.  Thank you for listening!

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Perhaps there is no better outward mark of the believer than the practice of generosity.  In this continuing sermon series, Practicing Presence, Pastor Greg takes us to I Corinthians 8:7-12 to explore this very important but oft-forgotten virtue of the believer.  We learn generosity from the generosity of Jesus, who, though He was rich became poor for us.  Through His example, we are called to live generously, to give generously, and to believe generously.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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We begin a new sermon series dealing with eight words for experiencing intimacy with the Father.  It is called Practicing Presence and the first word we deal with is patience.  Using Psalm 37:3-7 as a focus text, Pastor Greg explores the active patience of God, contrasts it with the false patience of the flesh, and then gives us words to help us experience God through His patience.  Patience is begins in humility, it is based in hope, and it is steeped in prayer.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, September 25, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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In this final edition from the Greater Than sermon series, Pastor Greg takes us to Hebrews 13 to one seemingly out of place scripture which concretely sums up the entire message of Jesus being greater than all other things.  As Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, we can always stand in hope, presently serve with dedication, and forever sing in adoration.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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