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Contending for the Faith (Jude 1:3-4)Tommy Boring, January 25, 2015
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
We often treat our bibles as a spare tire, only pulling them out when we are flat in the spirit. Psalm 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do? Our culture wants to destroy God. If you work for Christ you will be labeled as different. The Word of God will never be destroyed. The world has rejected the the beginning of everything around us. The world will tell you that it was an explosion that created everything. The world claims that we crawled out of the world, turned into a monkey and then ultimately evolving into a human. The world doesn't want a God in their lives because it makes them accountable to a conviction. So what to we do to keep the foundation sure? Stand! Stand up for God! You as a Christian should remember that God is truth and everything else is a lie. We should all get a good education but if isn't of God, then it WILL fail in the end. How can anyone figure that a rock or the earth is a billion years old? Making an assumption about something can never end in a declared truth. Many believe that abortion is ok but, the Word of God declares that it's murder. Any type of sex outside of the bonds of marriage is fornication and is labeled the same as homosexuality and is a sin. Just because you love someone doesn't mean that you've rewritten the Word of God for your own life. The main reason why many can't contend for the faith is because people they do not know the truth, they do not study their bibles. Sunday school is a great way of learning the bible and training to contend for the faith. You not only have to know the truth but you must also know the difference. We also need to know the need. You can't take a position if you don't know the need. The people that are out there living in sin are not the enemy, they are simply lost. We have been challenged to take the Word of God to those people. We should never get angered at someone that's lost because they are only living what the world has taught them. Imagine being told that everything that you've been taught and believe is all a lie. How would you feel? All of the attacks that come from the world, it will not end. Not only will it not end, it will get worse and worse. We must take a stand and say, we are following God no matter what. When the going gets tough, look up, look to Christ.
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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3Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)