This week, Pastor Emeritus Bob Adams fills in for Pastor Whaley during our annual Senior Adult Sunday. Brother Bob speaks to us about the Love of Christ by looking at the implications of Jesus' first miracle, turning water into wine, found in John 2. Listen as Brother Bob explains to us how the Love of Christ brings abundant life, is better than all of our religious rituals, and will counter the effect of the "fall" by renewing the inner man.
Mother's Day may cause us to be givers of gifts, but Romans 5 tells us about a gift that is completely unlike any other. In this sermon from the Monumental series, Pastor Whaley explores Romans 5:12-17 where Paul contrasts the legacy of sin in Adam with the legacy of grace through Christ. The gift of Adam is sin and the result of sin is always death. But, the gift of Christ is grace and the result of His grace is always eternal life! Grace is the gift like no other. This message was preached on Sunday, May 10, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening!
During our annual Student Day service, Rev. Micah Collins spoke about the need for obedience to God's call on our lives. Using the unquestioning call of Matthew to follow Jesus, found in Luke 5:27-28, as a starting point, Brother Micah teaches us that obedience saves us and sustains us in our walk toward Christ-likeness. Brother Micah challenges the students to be obedient to Christ but he also challenges us to reach out and be obedient in our relationships to the students and ensuring that we support and encourage them in their Christian walk.
How might you describe the gospel of Jesus Christ, as a "just this" gospel or a "much more" gospel? Three times in three verses, the apostle Paul describes the good news of Christ as a "much more" gospel! In this podcast, Pastor Greg Whaley explores the "much more" of our gospel as we explore Romans 5:9-11 in this third teaching from the Monumental sermon series. This sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 26, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening!
We live in a world of full of crosses, some quite large and others quite small. But what comes into our mind when we see the cross? In this second teaching from Romans 5, Pastor Greg Whaley takes a look at Romans 5:6-8 to see how God's love is first and foremost a demonstrative love on our behalf. The empty cross stands as a monument to this demonstrative love. God's demonstrative love is what should come into our mind whenever we see the empty cross. This sermon was preached on Sunday, April 19. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Lousiana. Thank you for listening!
Romans 5 stands as a monument to the power of God's salvation plan for all of us through Jesus Christ. Pastor Greg begins a new series in this important chapter called Monumental - A Study of Romans 5. In this first teaching entitled Hope Does Not Disappoint, we look at Romans 5:1-5 as Paul explains the power of the hope we have in God through Christ and how it works its way in the life of the follower of Jesus. It never disappoints! This teaching was given on Sunday, April 12, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening.
How important is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ to our faith? Is it possible to have a Gospel, or Good News, without Jesus rising from the dead? Listen as Pastor Greg Whaley teaches us about the centrality of the resurrection to our faith from Apostle Paul's discourse to the church or Corinth found in 1 Corinthians 15. This sermon was preached on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA. Thank you for listening!
Few of us like to wait. Yet, the scriptures exhort the followers of Christ to always be waiting on the Lord. In this sermon from the Songs for the Journey Series, Pastor Whaley takes us to another psalm of ascent, Psalm 130. This psalm uses the simile of a watchman waiting on the sunrise to illustrate how we are to wait upon the Lord. This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 15, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening!
Psalm 124 is a psalm that reminds us, quite emphatically, that God is on the side of those who love Him. In this sermon from the Songs for the Journey series, Pastor Greg uses Psalm 124 to remind us that because God is on our side, the body of Christ is resilient, rescued, and raised. It is good news that we are to share with others who might think God is against them. This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 8. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening!
How are believers to pray in these uncertain days? Continuing our journey to Easter Sunday, Pastor Whaley takes us to another psalm of assent. Psalm 122 is one of the psalms used by the ancient Israelites as they made their way to the temple for worship. It is a prayer of peace and it is a prayer that God always honors and a prayer that is always right to pray, no matter the circumstance. This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 1. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening.