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Calling for a Response (Nehemiah 8:5-12)Tommy Boring, April 12, 2015
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Regardless if you're 9 or 90 years old, the Word of God can and will still touch you. When the Word of God is read, it should be reverenced. We should all respond properly to Gods Word. We should pray each time we take the bible in study or teaching. One can't make someone be reverent, reverence is learned. You wouldn't ignore your best friend if they called out your name so why ignore the one that saved your soul? Many churches and people worship with a form. Whether you are a child or an adult, you should be able to understand the Word of God. When one hears the signal or siren of a tornado warning, do they just ignore it or take action to be safe? When you hear the Word of God, do you ignore it? God warned all of the people in Noah's days of an impending flood. If Noah hadn't responded, where would you be? All the calling from God is, is come. When we come expectedly, listen attentively and respond properly, we shall leave joyfully.
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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5And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: 6And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. 7Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. 8So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. 9And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. 10Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. 11So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved. 12And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them. (KJV)