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The deeper we go into the beatitudes, the deeper the devotion of the disciple.  In our age, moral purity seems to be an anachronistic and naive virtue, if it be a virtue at all.  Jesus words slam hard against this cultural convention.  It is the pure in heart who shall see God.  And so, the call upon the disciple is to follow Christ with a singular focus and purpose.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, March 19, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Lousiana.  Thank you for listening!

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Perhaps nowhere do we imitate God more or as well as we do when we are showing mercy.  Jesus tells us the merciful will recieve mercy.  So, the call on the life of a believer is to walk in Christ mercy with others.  It is this, Christ mercy through His Spirit, that allows us to give and receive mercy because it is the perfect mercy of God, not the false mercy of the prideful soul.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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We all have a great need.  Much of our lives is spent trying to fulfill that need in us.  Whether we truly know it or not, this great need is of a savior, and only Jesus satisfies it.  We are hungering and thirsting for Him, but we often try to satisfy ourselves with other, lesser things and this leads to unfulfillment.  Only Jesus meets our need.  Only He can truly satisfy.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Lousiana.  Thank you for listening!

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Meekness is yet another beatitude which is likely thought to be antithetical to the cultural way of success.  Yet, Jesus upholds this strength-under-restraint as a virtue worthy of the earth and land in which we dwell.  In this teaching, Pastor Greg examines Jesus' words to help us understand what meekness really is and to understand the parallel of this beatitude, inheriting the earth.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  This podacst is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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We often console ourselves with lesser and insignificant things.  We eat "comfort" food when we are stressed.  We disengage by binge-watching t.v.  In this teaching from the beatitudes, Pastor Greg explores the deep sorrow of death, the world, and our sin nature.  The consolation of all these sorrows is salvation, hope, and living presence of Jesus Christ, Himself.  We can find true consolation not in the things of this broken world, but only in the kingdom of God at hand in Jesus.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

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In light of the many questions for kingdom living we have explored so far in this sermon series, we come to the pertinent and lasting question for believers in the 21st century - How, then, shall we live?  Peter was a disciple of Christ who wrote and lived in a time much like the one in which we now live, a time of cultural diversity and some hostility towards the believing and confessing church of Christ.  In I Peter 3, he gives us instruction on the disciple's life among a pluralistic world.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, November 1, 2015.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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