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|You Can't Eat Cheetos® And Lose Weight|
|Jude 1:3 (Part of the Revival 2018 series).|
You can't hold hands with the devil and run with the Lord.
Satan walks about looking for people that he can take down. We are in a constant battle again the devil. There are places where people would tell the preachers to not preach what God has given to them.
We need to leave an example of how good God is. We need to agonize for the power of God. The church should want to be number 1 and strive for it. We should give it all we've got, be in it to win it!
Heb 12:1, we've got to get rid of sin and stop babying it. You're not gonna wake up one day and the sin just be gone. You're gonna have to deal with it to get rid of it. Have you ever seen anyone run with a bowling ball on their hand? Have you ever seen anyone run hand in hand with another? One can't do it. This is a choice that's all about you. You can't blame your teach, preacher or deacon. It's about a choice that YOU'VE got to make. Now God is not gonna leave you out there all on your own. Luke 22:44, Jesus got a vision from Heaven and it strengthened Him. Jesus isn't gonna ask you to do anything that He Himself hasn't done already.
It's important for the next generation coming up that we contend for the faith.
Jude 1:20, are you not getting anything out of the service, preaching or being feed? You've stopped contending for the faith. Pick up your bible and truly study it. God will lead you if you let Him. Put some time into your prayer.
Jude 1:21, you should keep yourself in the love of God. Keep your eyes on Christ.
Jude 1:22-23, stop pointing your fingers at others and have the love of Christ in yourselves. Have some compassion for others. Put the whole armor of God on and when you see someone struggling in sin or going to Hell, help them. This requires you to do something!
The lack of faith will stop you and the church dead in its tracks. Without God, you can not. Without you, He will not.
Heb 11:4, Abel brought a better sacrifice, his best and what God required. Cain brought junk and this went against what God sat forth. Abel dealt with his sin but Cain didn't want to and wanted to do it on his terms. We must ALL deal with our sin. This is the very first step.
Heb 11:5-6, Enoch walked by faith. We must stop walking with ourselves, the world and start walking with God 24/7. Establish a walk with God each and every day. Diligently search out Gods path.
Heb 11:7, Noah worked by faith because God told him something that sounded crazy to others. It shouldn't matter how crazy it might sound, work and do it for God. Trust that what God tells you is truth!
Heb 11:8-10, some sit under the influence of their old sins. If God has forgiven you of your sins then they are forever gone. Abraham and Sara obeyed.
David Max Simpson. Some of us have great family members of Godly influences. Those that had a heritage had a great spiritual upbringing. The others brings us to David Simpson. He parents were not believers at all but was saved at a tent revival. Both of his parents made fun of him and tried to discourage him about his salvation. He prayed for his parents nightly and then was called to preach. He explain to his parents again about his calling to preach and the same results from his parents was received. This man fought for his faith and never gave up and brought up many preachers generation after generation.
Drop your selfish reigns and let God be God.
|Preached by Thomas Vananda on June 10, 2018 (Revival).|
|Faith Like Peter|
|(Part of the Revival 2018 series).|
There's a lot of people today that are a saved and in their way to Heaven but God is wanting you to change. The church has become satisfied with their salvation. God has a plan for each and every person. We all need to be broken by God because He is wanting to put you back together in the way He wants you to be. Just as Peter people come to church and witness from afar and never get close to God. Does the Word of God have authority in your life? You've got to apply the Word of God to your life.
A fountain can not bring forth sweet and bitter water at the same time. If your language is of the world, swearing and cussing then you've allowed the world into your heart. You're teaching the world Jesus is nothing to you. Just as the rudder on a massive ship is small but turn the entire ship, our tongue is small but can destroy your witness for God. The Word of God is quick and powerful! God knows your heart better than you do and He knows just how to convict you of your disgusting sin.
Have you ever done something that you know you shouldn't have done? Have you ever denied your savior? When God chastises us it hurts but it also hurts Him when we sin and when He has to chastise us for He loves us and wants us to do better. Just as a loving parent must chastise their children. Thank God for second chances. God could call you home after one time of a sinful act but He loves us and gives second chances.
How hard is it to go out into your community and invite your neighbors? Do you why some churches are dark and cold? Cause their members are not bringing the light with them.
There will be times that God will allow to come on us to simply change us. Sometimes God will allow you to struggle with it until you get to the point till you can't take it anymore and surrender to Him. Just as a butterfly is formed, there is a process to it. What once was a ugly worm will began to transform into a beautiful colorful butterfly. If you've been saved then you've been transformed by God to a beautiful being of Gods love.
When the going gets tough do you just give up? That's like reaching up and slapping God in the face saying you don't need it. Gods got something for you and it will help you. Don't sit and think that you need to wait for your turn. God wants to change you right now.
|Preached by Thomas Vananda on June 8, 2018 (Revival).|
|We Don't Need A New Cart|
|2 Samuel 6:1-3 (Part of the Revival 2018 series).|
We live in a time where people don't want to hear the name of the Lord. They want a feel good religion. According to the Word of God, the Word when it's presented it should cut away at the sin which is a painful action. If you can sit in the church house and the Word is presented and you feel alright, then there's something wrong. People don't want to bare up with the weight of God. They don't want to do the work that God has given them to do. People don't reverence God like they used to. The respect of God is lost in the newer generations.
Heb 4:12 the Word of God is needed as a discerner. We need more pulpits and less stages. We don't need to hear lies about how good we are, we need to hear of how we are but a sinner. You can pick up a bible at just about any place but folks don't want to read them. The attendance number doesn't make it a church.
2 Chron 7:14-15 worship can be done in silence. Praising is done with movement. We need a Word from God. If you get close to God it'll get to the point that you won't care what others think about you. Be careful of the services that you sit thru. If it takes material objects to make you move and the Word of God makes you simply sit, you've got it all wrong. The world is invading our churches all over.
Jer 6:16 we need to get it right. A pulpit, a man that's not afraid to preach it and call sin-sin, a congregation that won't compromise and call sin -sin. Seek out the old paths. We need to get to the root of the problem and get rid of it.
|Preached by Thomas Vananda on June 5, 2018 (Revival).|
|Get the Good Stuff|
|Hebrews 9:1-15 (Part of the Communion Services series).|
|Jesus prayed in the garden for His fathers will to be done that if there was another way that it be done. God knew that it would take His son to remove the sins of the world therefore there was no other way. God gave the best He had for the sins of the world. Many people are proud of their sins and make them something of importance. When Jesus prayed in the garden He prayed that the cup be passed, so what was in the cup? Sin... He knew that he would have to take on and drink in the sin. The sin would become Him just as when we take of the wine. The sin also has a savor, a bitterness. We know that when Christ died on the cross that He drunk the entire cup of sin and took the bitter sting of death. Jesus, in the garden, knew what a He was about to go thru and therefore was in agony. He was under so much stress that He began to sweat blood. Jesus knew with every step of the way what was going on. The "court" was completely against Him and so was the people. Jesus was human but He was also God. His flesh was just that, flesh, it was weak but His spirit was strong and kept His flesh moving. With each step He took and each whip He withstood, He was lifting the sin filled cup closer and closer to His lips. Since the beginning of time the altar had cried out for a sacrifice. Adam and Eve had a sacrifice made for them in order to cover their nakedness. Lambs and doves were used as sacrifices for the sins of many in the temples. When Jesus gave a his life as a living sacrifice for everyone's sins, the altar was finally satisfied and it no longer cries out. One of the cries from the cross was, why did God turn away from Jesus? Sin will separate you from God. When Jesus took our sins upon Himself, the sin made a Him feel as if He was separated from God. Just as a Christian sins they feel a separation from God and must repent to get close to God again.|
|Preached by Thomas Vananda on June 2, 2017 (Communion).|
|Some Things Have Changed, but Some Things are Still the Same|
|Acts 26:14-18 (Part of the 220th Original Tennessee Association of Primitive Baptist series).|
|The call hasn't changed. We are a chosen generation. No matter what comes against you, you are made by God for a purpose. We need to live holy and talk holy. We are to be a peculiar person, different from the world. We all were called out of the same place, darkness. The commission is the same for those that are called. The challenge is also the same. The cost is also the same. The most expensive thing in life is time. It will cost a lot of time working for God. So what has changed? Our priorities.|
|Preached by Thomas Vananda on October 11, 2014 (Association Morning 1).|