Into Battle (1 Timothy 6:11-12)Tommy Boring, July 1, 2015
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Wednesday service
There isn't a time where we should lay it down and give up. We've been reminded in the past week as the devil has attacked our marriages, homes and our country. If there is a time when we should stand, it would be now. The older one gets, the more they are equipped. How are we to be equipped? If you've been saved, you've been called and equipped to to fight in Gods battle against the devil 2 Tim 2:3-4 When one enters into the Army, they go through boot camp. You'll be taught how to go into battle, never to lay down your weapon, never give up, never turn your back on the enemy. Jesus endured the ultimate battle. How many times do we allow the enemy to trip us up because we laid down? The saved has a small amount of time to do Gods work. We must be engaged in the battle for God 24/7. We, the saved, are the soldiers for God. 1 Peter 5:8 If we are the soldiers, who are the enemies? The devil is a toothless cat that can only roar and can not touch Gods soldiers. The devil only attacks from behind because he is a coward to God and His children. 1 Peter 5:9 We should be steadfast in our faith and resist the devil. The church of the US is spoilt brats because we haven't been persecuted like those in third world countries. Those in other countries must hide in order to read their bibles or face death. Eph 6:12 A lot of times we complain about things that doesn't matter which wastes valuable time. God isn't worried, so why are we? The enemy isn't your neighbor or the lost, it's the devil, a spiritual battle. Wars and battles are being fought spiritually all around us. So that man that bad mouths God, those neighbors that mock you are not the enemy. Stop trying to fight and win those battles that are in the flesh. So who is the captain? Joshua 5:14-15 Nothing and nobody can be worshipped and it be right unless it is God. Heb 2:10 If you're not serving God then you've missed it. Rev 19:11-16 God Himself is coming back and He will fight the last battle Himself. The fight we must fight is the spiritual battle. God has called us to be equipped with the Armor of God and help fight. So who are you serving? How should we fight? Mat 5:44 Love. Luke 6:27-36
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.
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