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One of the most poignant moments in David's life was at a threshing floor.  David's statement, "I will not offer to God that which costs me nothing," reveals not only his own heart of worship and sacrifice, but it is also a picture of the great sacrifice in Christ on our behalf and a call to a full and costly worship in our lives.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, April 17, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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In I Samuel 26:5-11, there is the account of David's forbearance in taking the life of Saul.  It is not the only time.  In this sermon from the Pictures of the True King series, Pastor Greg examines David's actions to reveal the heart of mercy and forgiveness shown to us in Christ.  We may have it coming, like Saul did, but in Christ there is forgiveness and hope.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, April 10, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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Pastor Greg has already looked at I Samuel 16 during the Tragedy of King Saul series.  Today, he takes a look at Samuel's anointing of a new king with an eye, not toward the diminishing King Saul, but to the coming King David, himself a picture of Jesus.  In this anointing, we find a picture of an adoring God who loves us too much to leave us to our own devices.  With such an adoring love, how can we not respond to Him by giving ourselves completely to Him?  This teaching was presented in Sunday, April 3, 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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In this final teaching from the Tragedy of King Saul series, Pastor Whaley follows Saul to his prophesied end and the tragedy becomes complete.  Even in death, we learn the devastating wages of sin and how it impacts the kingdom of God and those with whom we share life.  But, it doesn't have to be this way.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, March 13, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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The tragedy of King Saul is almost complete, but there is one final indignity - the secret meeting with the witch at Endor.  Pastor Whaley takes a look at this ignominious moment to find spiritual truth for the New Testament believer.  Rather than seeking to make a deal with devil, we are called to covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ, who stands in the way of our sin and nature.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, March 6, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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Saul continues his downward spiritual spiral in this latest sermon from the Tragedy of King Saul series.  King Saul is unrecognizable to his former self, to his former potential.  Pastor Whaley shows how a life determined to be selfish will fall inexorably toward spiritual madness and that same sin will spiritually disfigure.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, February 28, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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Continuing in the Tragedy of King Saul series, Pastor Whaley examines the spiral of envy that encompasses King Saul in I Samuel 18.  Three words from this passage measure Saul's descent into the spiral.  It begins with suspicion, transforms into fear, which manifests in dread.  Envy can do the same in us.  This message was delivered on Sunday, February 21, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening.

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It seems as though Saul has lost the kingdom before he ever truly held it.  In this sermon from the Tragedy of King Saul series, Pastor Greg follows Saul as he disobeys the command of the Lord, blames his sin on others, and loses the kingdom without ever really knowing it.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, February 7, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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Continuing on our journey with King Saul, Pastor Greg takes us to Saul's unlawful sacrifice in I Samuel 13:11-14.  Through this experience we learn from Saul that God's law has value and worth in our lives.  It is not something to be swept aside or invalidated by our lethargy.  As such, the spiritual is always to be preferred to the practical.  God's work in us is always more important that our work for ourselves.  Finally, we are reminded God is always seeking people after his own heart.  This teaching was presented on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  This podcast is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, La.  Thank you for listening!

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