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Sweeping it Under the Rug (1 John 2:26-29)Tommy Boring, September 21, 2014
Part of the Does He Abide Within? series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
A sad place for a Christian to be is when God will not hear one. Sin is to blame for falling away. It doesn't matter what you want to call sin, if it goes against Gods Word then it's sin. It doesn't matter how old or how big you are, God has a work in you but unless you repent and rid yourself of the sin, God can't work. We have a teacher that sows us how to live our Christian lives. Just let God live in you! There is no excuse for allowing sin in a Christians life. It's never too late for a Christian to repent. Man has justified sin through their own lust. If you've been born again, there is a power within you that will hold you true. There is a time coming when Jesus WILL return to take His children home. That second coming will also bring a terror of judgement on those left behind. God knows where we are in our lives, He's not surprised by our sin and lifestyles. Those that are saved are saved eternally and can NOT lose their salvation because we do not hold our salvation. Those that are saved will be judged on that day on the second coming. Be confident in Christ and not just "happy that you'll get in" to Heaven. Having confidence in God means that you repent of those sins that you've made. How horrible it would be to stand before God ashamed because of an unrepentant heart/sin. 1 John 3:15 An assurance as a Christian is when God intercedes for our weeping of prayers. We as Christians should be looking for Him, ready in your heart and prayed up. 1 John 3:20-21 There are people today that can't forgive themselves of a horrible sin. Satan is the author of confusion and therefore causes it with forgiveness. Satan doesn't want you to grow with Christ. In order to be right with God, you MUST be forgiven through repentance. 1 John 4:17 Since we didn't have to pay the price for sin, we have no value for it. But we need to have confidence in that payment. Love God with ALL of your heart and that means to repent so there is NO barrier between you and Him. If you are able to live your life with no consequences, then your not one of His.
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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1 John 2:26-29
26These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 28And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. (KJV)