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|Rules of Gift Giving|
|2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The gift of God is simply, John 3:16. He gave the unspeakable gift. Beginning from the last, everything comes from God. Not one person has anything unless it comes thru God first. We as humans are selfish creatures by nature. God wants to give you His undeserved love. Many holidays come and go and they revolve around giving, however we should be a giver everyday. If you're judging the gift by its size then you've missed the point. One doesn't give because of self, one gives because they are loved. We've been given the greatest gift, love, that it should cause one to give it back.
There should be a time when you've found yourself in want. Bills to pay, missing food on the table or even gas to fuel the car. During that time, God might come to you and ask you to give to someone else. Now money is not something that can be controlled and many of billionaires worry about it till they die.
One point to be a good giver is to give abundantly and not sparingly. Just as sowing seeds, one doesn't plant one seed expecting hundreds of plants.
Point two, give purposely. One should purpose in their heart to love God and to pray for the need or gift. God knows the need and therefore we should obey what He tells us to give.
The third point is to give freely. This doesn't mean to smile while you gift it. Without a grudge or necessity. If it bothers you to give then you're giving wrongly.
If how you give is based on how you feel at the moment then the devil will talk you out if it every time. God tries to teach His lesson on giving by your obedience. When God tells you to give, give without question. No matter how much one gives, one can NEVER out-give Gods giving. We give because if we sow it, we will reap it as long as it's done by the above three points. The second reason is because God loves a cheerful giver. Wouldn't we all want to please God? Now when the offering was being taken, God is always watching. He knows what's in your pocket, He knows what's in your heart and He knows what He told you. It's not about how much is put it but why it was put in. Our church does not tell you how much to give because an amount is not biblical in today's time. The Old Testament explain a tenth but the New Testament explains that it's based on what God tells you to give and what you're willing to give. If you're worried about giving then you're worried about the wrong thing. 2 Cor explains that always God will take care of all needs.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on December 24, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|2 Corinthians 3:12-18 (Part of the Tabernacle, Covenant and a Priest series).|
Inside the Holy Place
Ex 26:36 the Vail was beautiful in nature. It was to separate the the Holy Place from the Holy of Holy's. There were two vails of separation, one at the temple to separate the Bronze Altar and Laver from the Holy Place and the other from the Holy Place to the Holy of Holy's. The description of Vail is a separation. In this time there was no way to get to God no matter what they did. The Vail separated man from God. They knew during that time that God was always there because of the ever burning fire and smoke that followed. The vails purpose was that to show that no one could get to God but God had a better way planned. In the beginning, God walked with Adam and Eve but something separated them, sin. Mat 27:50-51 Christ died and then something happened to the vail. God raised up a new tabernacle not made by man but by God. Up until the minute that Christ died the tabernacle was used, the fire for the Altar was still stoked, the bread was still made, the lamps still burnt and the incense still smoldered. But when Christ died, it all stopped and the vail was torn in two. At that point God was saying, come in. It was the greatest example of love and making a way for ALL to be saved and be with Him in Heaven. They did try to fix the vail and placed it right back up. In some religions they are still waiting for the Messiah. They are blind to the truth that Christ has already come, died and rose again while we are waiting for His second coming. Isa 59:1-2 everyone is a sinner but thru Christ those sins are washed clean allowing anyone and everyone that accepts Christ to be with God in Heaven for eternity. Still today there is a vail upon many people's heart. That vail separates you from God. God has opened the vail, His vail to all. It's up to you to rip and remove your hearts vail to accept Christ. Psa 66:18 this is the unbelief, the vail that separates you from God.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 17, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|Does God Know What You're Going Through?|
|2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Everyone will have or has had trouble. Most people struggle because they give in to the lust of the flesh. There are some that simply will not read or study the Word of God. There are people all around you that are in need and struggling. God can not and will not be destroyed. If you are saved, one of His, God will never leave you. He will hold you up, He will carry you when you fall. We have valleys to walk through because He is always building us. Troubles will make you grow stronger. Have you ever asked God why bad things happen? If you don't know why you're going through the valley, don't be in despair. God is not a human that could fail. Being saved means you will be persecuted, but that doesn't mean that God left you out on your own. Did you know that children of God go through more than the lost? Even of one is killed because of the glory of God, death is just the start of your Christian Life. If you knew it could cost you your life or your families life, would you still live for Christ? Don't give up when it gets tough. Knowing that our troubles are just temporary is exclusive to born again Christians.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 15, 2013 (Sunday Morning).|
|Give The Devil A Black Eye|
|2 Corinthians 2:8-11 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|If you want to stand for God be prepared for the enemy to attack. If you are saved, nothing can take that away from you. Keep your head up because you've got someone on your side that controls everything around you. The devil will raise up strife against you and others. Christians shouldn't be ignorant of what satan can do because God has told us to put on His FULL armor. If you have troubles with something and you don't know what to do about it, read your bible and ask God. There are three things that John examined that the devil uses against us. The list of our flesh is one of the things that satan uses against us. Satan is looking for the weak spot of your fleshly nature. The second thing that satan uses is the lust of the eyes. The third thing is the pride of life. The devil is not all knowing and he also can't be everywhere. He does however have many demons that he commands. The devil used those same three things against Jesus. The lust of the flesh was Jesus' hunger. Satan is nothing but a liar and if you are saved, he can not touch you. Satan causes worry, it is a component of fear produced by doubt.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 8, 2013 (Sunday Morning).|
|Who's Leading You? (Part 1)|
|Psalm 23:1 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Focus on what you do know. Christ gave His life for His flock Christ is ALWAYS there. He feeds His flock. If you've been saved then you've been purchased, bought by Christ Himself. If you wonder out, He will pull you back in. He gently leads you through your sins and your walk. Christ cares for your soul and has compassion for you. If The Lord, Jesus Christ is truly yours, then you shall not want any other to lead you. Christ has already claimed you. If you are in the fold of God, saved, then there is strength when you are weak, grace sufficient in your need. If God is leading you, don't look at the situation. Keep your eye on Christ and follow Him because He is leading you.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on December 30, 2012 (Sunday Morning).|