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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!

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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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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!

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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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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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On Easter Sunday, our sermon series shifts from King Saul to King David.  Where Saul was a picture of the man of the flesh, King David is a picture of the Messiah.  In this first teaching from the series, Salvation in a Sling, Pastor Greg compares David and his confrontation with Goliath to Jesus and His confrontation with death.  Like David, Jesus left His Father, refusing the weapons of the world, and utterly destroyed death and sin for all time in His battle on the cross.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, March 27, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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On the last Sunday of the year, Student Minister, Micah Collins takes us to Romans in his sermon A Contemplative New Year.  Micah gives us three ways to close out an old year and bring in a new year by contemplating our failures and victories, by seeking our reconciliation in Christ, and by hoping in Christ for the future of the new year.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, December 26, 2015.  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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