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Is life a sacred thing and if so, does that impact the way we live and move and have our being?  In today's teaching, Pastor Greg Whaley takes us to Psalm 139 to see how God sees l...

The book of Jonah does not end like a Disney movie.  It ends with Jonah messing up again, just like real life.  In this last sermon from the More Than Just a Fish Tale series, Past...

As we follow Jonah from disobedience to obedience, Pastor Greg takes us to Jonah 3, where Jonah finally does what He is supposed to do - He prophesies to Nineveh. Yet before Jonah ...

What would you say to God if you were stuck in the belly of great fish for three days?  Would you be angry?  Would you be hysterical?  In Jonah 2, we find the prayer of Jonah from ...

We often think our relationship with Jesus is a private affair that has no impact on others.  If we obey, if we do not obey, that is just between us and God.  In this sermon from t...

This teaching from Pastor Greg was presented as a part of a Lord's Supper service at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on Sunday, September 20, 2020.

As we follow Jonah in his attempted escape from God, God finds him in a big way on the sea route to Tarshish.  A storm batters the boat and, incredibly Jonah is asleep in the stern...

Jonah: Running from God

We begin a new sermon series at First Baptist by going to the old testament book of Jonah.  Modern folks seem to have a complicated relationship with Jonah.  We tend to focus on th...

In this last sermon from the Songs for the Journey series, Pastor Greg takes us to the last book in our scriptures.  In Revelation 15, we see the inhabitants of heaven singing betw...

In this bonus "Song for the Journey" Pastor Greg Whaley takes us to the monumental passage of scripture found in Philippians 2:5-11.  Jesus is not just Lord because He is one with ...

To sing of a King of Kings seem to be an outdated song for modern ears.  We do not have kings, at least not in any real sense.  Yet our hearts know we are made for a kingdom.  And ...

A Song of Precious Unity

What is good and pleasant in the world?  Psalm 133 says it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in precious unity.  In an age that celebrates polarization, a song of preciou...

A Song of Pardon

The next song we are learning from our study of the Psalms of Ascent is the song of pardon.  Using Psalm 130 as the focus text, Pastor Greg Whaley reminds us that rather than singi...

A Song of Prosperity

In a world that almost demands one "make something of themselves" in order to be prosperous, Psalm 127 comes as a refreshing corrective.  Pastor Greg Whaley continues the Songs for...

A Song of Praise

Psalm 126 is a joyful and exuberant song of praise to the Lord for His goodness.  In this teaching, Pastor Greg encourages us to learn the song of praise that we can always sing no...

A Song of Presence

What is that makes the believer different from the world?  It is the Jesus who is present with them every moment of every day.  In this next sermon from the Songs for the Journey s...

A Song of Power

In this next sermon in the series, Songs for the Journey, Pastor Greg takes us to Psalm 124 in order that we might learn to sing the song of power.  The Lord is on our side!  When ...

We sing about what we believe is important.  During these difficult times, there are lots of thoughts and words that come from anxiety and fear.  In the psalms of ascent, we see so...

A Song of Provision

What worries our hearts in times of great transition is often manifested by the words we speak or figuratively, the songs we sing to the world and to ourselves.  The ancient Israel...

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