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Does God Know What You're Going Through? (2 Corinthians 4:7-18)Tommy Boring, September 15, 2013
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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.
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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2 Corinthians 4:7-18
7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you. 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (KJV)