Continuing on our journey through the Word to the Wise series in Proverbs, Pastor Whaley explores several of the many proverbs dealing with money. We are often told "money makes the world go 'round," yet these proverbs remind us there are many things money cannot do. This teaching details seven important things from the Proverbs money cannot do in the life of a believer. Yet, the scriptures are equally clear as to where these things can be found. This teaching was presented on Sunday, June 14, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening!
Continuing our summer sermon series, Word to the Wise, this week's podcast focuses on Proverbs 1:10-17 regarding our companions. When we understand the danger of enticing sin, we will begin to see how much we are influenced by the company we keep. From the scripture, Pastor Whaley shows how true friends do not appeal to our basest desires and neither do they twist the good so that we do the bad. The call for believers is to seek and to be true friends. This sermon was preached on Sunday, June 7, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening!
In this podcast, Pastor Whaley begins a new sermon series from the book of Proverbs entitled Word to the Wise. The first teaching comes from Proverbs 1:7 regarding the fear of the Lord. While we often think of proverbs as merely being short expressions of shared, common-sense experiences, the scriptures teach that true proverbs find their full strength and complete truth only when they are grounded in the kingdom of God's grace. We cannot understand the full measure of the book of Proverbs apart from understanding them in the fear of the Lord. This teaching was presented on Sunday, May 31, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening!
In this final installment of the Monumental Series, Pastor Whaley examines the last verses of Romans 5 in a sermon entitled the Reign of Grace. The reign of grace in a life is based on the eternal truth that disobedience and sin are inextricably linked, as are obedience and righteousness. The reign of grace is an eternal design where grace is the anti-sin, perfectly suited to thwart sin. Finally, the reign of grace requires an eternal surrender, not just once in a while but everyday. This message was preached on Sunday, May 24, 2015. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La. Thank you for listening.
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.