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Serving Through Promises (1 Timothy 1:11-13)Alvin Patton, November 10, 2013
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
We use the word "according" in our daily loves. Jesus is coming back soon. We know this by the Word of God. Whatever God gives you, use it for His will, not yours. What do you depend on to take you to heaven? Our lives are very short but always full of troubles. Just as the Jews refused Jesus, the world is just the same today. Can The Lord count on you to be faithful? Those that do not want to visit those that are sick or shut-in are not following the will of God. The Lord will provide if we trust Him.
On July 31, 2014 Alvin passed to his heavenly home at the age of 96.
He was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church where he served as pastor for 20 years. He was a minister of God’s gospel for 76 years. He was the pastor of nine different churches in Blount, Monroe and Loudon counties. He preached revivals in 48 churches. Preacher Patton proclaimed God’s Salvation Plan to thousands of people. He saw hundreds of people accept Christ as Savior. He had the joy of baptizing hundreds of believers. No matter where he went, he witnessed to others and encouraged them to continue in their Christian life. Most of his prayers ended with this request:
Above all, Lord, please help me to be faithful to the end.
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Preacher Patton surely remained faithful to the end.
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1 Timothy 1:11-13
11According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. (KJV)