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The Perfect Christmas Place

With hallmark card Christmas images constantly before us, we often imagine that Christmas is only for beautiful, serene places filled with loving families, warming fires, and peaceful conversations.  Pastor Adams reminds us that Bethlehem held very little of that for Joesph and Mary.  With family all around them, they were relegated to a stable behind an inn into which there Baby would be born.  It doesn't take a perfect family to have a perfect Christmas, for Christ desires to enter into the brokenness and the messiness of our lives and our families yet today, just as He did all those centuries ago.  It is His Presence that makes Christmas perfect.  Pastor Bob preached this message on Sunday morning, December 11, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church. Thank you for listening.

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It’s Time for Christmas

In Luke 2, the Bible refers to the time in which Jesus was born as "those days."  Pastor Bob challenges our understanding of "those days," by examining the true state of the world into which Jesus came.  Into days full of chaos, evil, greed, power, and nationalism, Jesus was born.  So it is today.  In our lives and world, there is much brokenness and strife.  You may think, "Now is not the time for Christmas!"  But, like the harsh and unwelcoming culture of Judea, it is precisely those disheveled times into which Christ desires to be born.  Pastor Bob preached this message on Sunday morning, December 4, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church. Thank you for listening.

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A Woman of Grace

Student Minister Micah Collins opens Luke 37 to us and takes a serious look at the scene of a great love on this first Advent Sunday of the season.  Micah takes us to the house of Simon, where a woman who has been loved much encounters an equally overwhelming forgiveness at the feet of Christ.  In looking at the encounter, we see different responses to this all-encompassing love and forgiveness, and we are called to examine our own response to Christ' love.  Micah Collins preached this message on Sunday morning, November 27, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA. This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church. Thank you for listening.

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