Feed on
Posts

Archive for the 'faithfulness' Category

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!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Continuing through the book of Matthew, Pastor Greg comes to the first moments of Jesus' adult ministry.  After His baptism, Jesus is led into the wilderness to be tempted in Matthew 4.  In this sermon entitled Temptations to Failure, Pastor Greg examines the temptations of Christ and shows us how these temptations exist for all of those who would follow Jesus.  By understanding Jesus' response to temptation, we can learn to resist the devil and live victoriously in the kingdom of God.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 8, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

We begin a new sermon series dealing with eight words for experiencing intimacy with the Father.  It is called Practicing Presence and the first word we deal with is patience.  Using Psalm 37:3-7 as a focus text, Pastor Greg explores the active patience of God, contrasts it with the false patience of the flesh, and then gives us words to help us experience God through His patience.  Patience is begins in humility, it is based in hope, and it is steeped in prayer.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, September 25, 2017.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

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!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

We make lots of promises. Sometimes we keep them, sometimes not.  However, God in Christ is a promise keeper!  In the sermon from the Greater Than series, we turn our attention to Hebrews 6.  There we find God's promise is backed by His nature, and shown to us through Jesus Christ.  Because of this, God's promise is unshakeable and always trustworthy.  Those who take refuge in Christ have strong encouragement in hope and do not panic in a world full of worry.  Jesus, Himself, is God's best promise!  This teaching was presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

The high priest was arguably the most important person in Jewish society.  In this sermon from the Greater Than series in Hebrews, Pastor Greg examines Hebrews 4 to explore how Jesus is the greater high priest.  Here we learn Jesus is the greater high priest because alone has the power to forgive so we can hold fast to our confession, He shares our humanity so we can draw near to the throne of grace with confidence, and through Him we receive mercy and grace in our hour of need.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, July 17, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Thank you for listening!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

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!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

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!

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »