In this Advent Season, Pastor Greg Whaley, has begun a new series entitled "God in the Manger". This weeks sermon begins the series with a message on Waiting. Pastor Whaley uses Isaiah 9:6 to outline the need for us to expectantly wait on Jesus. The pastor explains that: if we wait with hope then the Son can be the Christ, if we wait with trust then He will be given to us, if wait on His presence then He will be for us. Christmas is about the Christ! Let us wait on the Lord!
This weeks sermon ends with the question "What will you do with the Kingdom of God?" and it is the apex of our understanding of the Parable of Money Usage. There are several of Jesus' parables that can leave us scratching our head as we try to understand their meaning and implication; the parable found in Luke 19:11-27 would fall into that category. Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley helps us understand this parable by: giving some guidelines on how to read parables, placing the parable into context, and finally explaining the parable. Perhaps after listening you will be challenged about your roll in the Kingdom of God.
What should we glean from the parable of the Pharisee and Publican found in Luke 18:9-14? How should humility be our guide in worship and prayer? Why does Jesus once again focus on prayer and humility? Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley opens the scriptures to us and makes this parable come alive.
Nov 6th, 2013 by fbcbogalusa
Have you ever struggled to understand a political cartoon because you were missing a piece of information but later when you heard about a news story the cartoon made sense? All of Jesus' parables are bit like that indecipherable cartoon, salvation being the news story, but this weeks parable is especially so. Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley preaches about the parable found in Luke 16:1-9, The Economist of Unrighteousness.
Oct 31st, 2013 by fbcbogalusa
Jesus' parable about persistent prayer, recorded in Luke 18:1-8, is the subject of this weeks sermon. Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley shows us how Jesus compares the interaction between a needy widow and an unrighteous judge and our interaction with the kingdom of God. You will not want to miss how Pastor Whaley interprets this parable and shows us that it speaks mightily on the subjects of prayer, persistence and hope.
Jesus' parables of the lost sheep and coin, found in Luke 15:1-10, grant us a valuable insight into the heart of God. Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley expounds upon these two parables and shows us: who we are to God, the cost of our redemption, and the joy of being found. You will not want to miss how Pastor Whaley concludes this sermon.
Oct 21st, 2013 by fbcbogalusa
The office of Pastor Emeritus is more than just a title, it is a sign of love and affection toward a pastor who has served us well, and who continues to demonstrate pastoral care for his family, church, and his community. In this service, First Baptist Church of Bogalusa commissions Pastor Bob Adams to fill the office of Pastor Emeritus. Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley, church leadership, and the congregation welcome Pastor Adams to the role. You will also enjoy listening to Pastor Adams as he graciously accepts the commission and post.
Oct 17th, 2013 by fbcbogalusa
Does your kingdom life require sacrifice of self? Is your kingdom life supernatural? Is your heart a lonely place? Is God's control over your life growing? These questions all center around the common themes that can be found in the parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven from Luke 13. Listen as Pastor Whaley continues his sermon series entitled Stories of the Master.
Pastor Greg Whaley continues his sermon series on the parables of Jesus as they are found in the Gospel of Luke. The familiar parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10: 25-17 is this weeks focus. Pastor Whaley highlights Jesus's comparisons about the Kingdom of the World and the Kingdom of Heaven. Listen as the Pastor contrasts our worldly thinking and what is actually true about the Kingdom of God.
Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley begins a new sermon series entitled "Stories from the Master". In this series Pastor Whaley will look at Jesus' parables from the Gospel of Luke. This first parable entitled "The Two Debtors" delves into the nature of love and forgiveness while highlighting the Lordship of Christ.