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Pray For One Another (1 Thessalonians 5:15-28, 1 Thessalonians 5:23)Tommy Boring, July 1, 2018
Part of the The Need For Christian Duties series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
We should be constantly growing in grace as we go along. Not only are we moving closer to God as we age but we should also grow as a Christian as we get closer to Him. We should be praying for each other and in order to do that we must be completely engaged. Have you ever woke up with someone on your mind? It's a wonderful thing to know that someone is praying for you.
Do you think that it doesn't make a difference to pray? It all revolves around whom you're praying to. How big is your god?
Gal 6:2, we should bare each other's burdens, pray for each other.
Don't excuse yourself without a permission slip. If you think that you're not a prayer warrior then you're limiting the god that you're serving. The God that called you is the one that keeps you therefore you should have great confidence. We should be praying for each other. Praying means it will cost you. It requires your time and might be hard to bare someone's burden.
We should greet each other with love and respect. Some cultures still greet with a kiss, we are not one of them but we do have handshakes, hugs and even eye contact.
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 Thessalonians 5:15-28
15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing. 18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19Quench not the Spirit. 20Despise not prophesyings. 21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25Brethren, pray for us. 26Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (KJV)
1 Thessalonians 5:23
23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)