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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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Perhaps there is no better juxtaposition between the rule of law and the reign of grace than the latter part of Hebrews 12.  It is there the Hebrew writer compares the kingdom of Mt. Sinai with the kingdom of Mt. Zion.  In this sermon from the Greater Than series, Pastor Whaley explores the difference between the two and sets forth truth that the greater kingdom of Christ speaks better than Sinai, cannot be shaken, and is expressed in thankful, adoring imitation of the author and perfecter, Jesus Christ!  This teaching was presented on Sunday, August 28, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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Hebrews 11 is often referenced as the hall of faith.  Hebrews 12 makes the transition to a greater faith through Jesus Christ.  In this sermon from the Greater Than series, Pastor Whaley considers Jesus Himself as the greater faith.  He is the faith which receives the promise of sure salvation unknown to the prophets, the faith which can do its complete work, and the faith which can only be learned through obedience.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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God is a maker of covenants.  In this sermon, we turn to Hebrews 8 to hear how the new covenant relationship between God and man is based on Jesus Christ and not on any other person or thing.  This new covenant in Christ results in God's word being birthed into our hearts and minds, God's people being grafted into His family, God's spirit being the only teacher we need, and God's mercy and forgiveness being available freely and completely.  All of this because of Jesus is the greater covenant of God!  This teaching was presented on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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In this teaching from the Greater Than series, Pastor Whaley turns to Hebrews 4 to speak on the rest of Christ.  In a world where everyone is seeking to rest themselves in something, the writer of Hebrews reminds us a perfect rest remains for those who know the Christ.  In His rest, we walk in righteousness rather than weariness, we are sensitive to His leading rather than suspicious, and we can let go of our labor and take His light and easy yoke upon us.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, July 10, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Lousiana.  Thank you for listening!

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As we continue to make our way through the book of Hebrews, Pastor Greg takes us to Hebrews 3 in this teaching entitled, Jesus: Greater Than Moses.  As revered as Moses is in the Jewish faith, the writer of Hebrews speaks to Jesus as being greater than Moses in the Christian faith.  Because Jesus is greater, there is no condemnation from God, we have the eternal faithfulness of God in Christ, and we can trust Him with our most whole and sacred selves.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, June 26, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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One of the greatest fears we humans posses is the fear of death.  In this sermon from Greater Than series, Pastor Greg takes us to Hebrews 2 for an important picture of Christ's victory over death and his power over the fear of death.  Jesus becomes like us and takes on death, so that we might live in freedom from the fear of death and the power of the evil one.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, June 19, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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Our sermon series, Questions for Kingdom Living, continues with a question on the forefront of many minds and hearts in today's world - What is this world coming to?  The way of the world is doom and gloom, but the message of the gospel is hope from despair.  Using Hebrews 6:16-19 as a focus text, Pastor Whaley reminds us of our hope for the world in Christ.  God's unchangeable purpose of rescue and His immutable word in Christ are the basis for an unwavering hope.  That same hope is an anchor, steadfast and sure, for all those who seek it.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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The world's idea of hurt is to just deal with it, to endure it purposelessly.  The world says, "Pain we can help, but for hurt, there's nothing we can do." In this teaching from the Questions for Kingdom Living sermon series, Pastor Whaley reminds us from the book Job that God is always with us in our hurt, He is always working in us through our hurt, and He is always winning through us over our hurt.  True healing begins when we give our hurt over to the only One who can safely take it and transform it into something holy and something sacred.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, October 11, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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In our increasingly secular world, faith is often cast against reason as if the two were separate and completely distinct from one another.  This fall, Pastor Whaley will explore some of the questions our culture raises regarding the reasonableness of our faith.  In this teaching, Pastor Whaley continues to examine the reliability of our scriptures by dealing with the question, "Can we trust the Bible? (Part 2)"  This teaching was presented on Sunday, August 23, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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