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Opportunity Makes A Thief (Exodus 20:15, Malachi 3:8, 2 Corinthians 9:6-9)Tommy Boring, October 7, 2012
Part of the God's Top Ten series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Taking anything that is not yours without permission. Is it owed to you? It isn't being used. It won't be missed. They can afford another one. I'm just so desperate. God will provide what we need. We steal from others, yourself and God. You can steal things that are not tangible by rumors and gossiping. Cheating is stealing. Taking a longer break at work than you're supposed to? Steal from your family by sinful spending. Stealing time by wasting it on entertainment. Rob ourselves from joy, peace, happiness and worship by worrying, unrepentant sin and half hearted. Do you tithe and give your offerings according to Gods law?
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC. His two oldest children are married and live in the Maryville area.
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15Thou shalt not steal. (KJV)
8Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. (KJV)
2 Corinthians 9:6-9
6But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 9(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. (KJV)