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Dwelling In the Tabernacle (2 Corinthians 5:1-6)Tommy Boring, September 11, 2016
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit if you've been saved. There is but only one purpose for this body for Christ. It is for Him to dwell to reach others thru the saved. Back in biblical times people had to travel from afar just to worship at the tabernacle. When God dwells in the tabernacle of our soul then don't have to travel at all. What would it be like if you had to get to the church in order to talk to God. What would happen if the doors were locked? Being with others that are worshiping Christ is as close to Heaven as we can get without death. The older one gets the more evident it is that you grow with Christ and the soul groans to be in His presence.
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. He and Teresa welcomed their first grandchild towards the end of 2015.
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2 Corinthians 5:1-6
1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (KJV)