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|Luke 15:11-14 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|A lot of us want things that we think we are owed. We were owed death and hell but God seen otherwise. Some of us question Gods word for us and think we know better. There is a place in your heart that needs filled and during your life you'll try to put things in that hole to try to fill it. Nothing in this world will ever fill that void. Jesus is the ONLY thing that's able to fill that void and He will never leave that void once it's filled with Him. Repeating a prayer, having a prayer prayed over you by the pastor or having your name on a church membership doesn't make you saved or fill that void. If you think you've struck a deal with God that gives you the ability to do what you want (sin) then you've been badly mistaken. You're in the wrong. God has a plan for everyone, it's just a matter of accepting His call in your life. If you avoid His call, He will try to get your attention. Sometimes it takes a lot, sometimes it takes very little to grab your attention. A lot of times folks are scared of what you'll have to give up once you turn your life over to God. God will never leave you and if He calls you, He WILL carry you thru whatever He's called you to do. What God has done for us is just beautiful. We ALL fall short of the Holiness of Gods Glory but repentance and forgiveness gets us closer and closer. When you ask for forgiveness and you get that forgiveness, God doesn't hold it over you but in fact gives the feasts of feasts because He loves you.
If there is someone that thinks that Hell is just a big party and not that it of deal, they're completely in the wrong. Hell is to be feared and there will never be a "party" but torments and a fire that will never burn up the flesh and will never cease.
|Preached by Dustin Parks on August 6, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
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|Hebrews 9:1-15 (Part of the Communion Services series).|
|Jesus prayed in the garden for His fathers will to be done that if there was another way that it be done. God knew that it would take His son to remove the sins of the world therefore there was no other way. God gave the best He had for the sins of the world. Many people are proud of their sins and make them something of importance. When Jesus prayed in the garden He prayed that the cup be passed, so what was in the cup? Sin... He knew that he would have to take on and drink in the sin. The sin would become Him just as when we take of the wine. The sin also has a savor, a bitterness. We know that when Christ died on the cross that He drunk the entire cup of sin and took the bitter sting of death. Jesus, in the garden, knew what a He was about to go thru and therefore was in agony. He was under so much stress that He began to sweat blood. Jesus knew with every step of the way what was going on. The "court" was completely against Him and so was the people. Jesus was human but He was also God. His flesh was just that, flesh, it was weak but His spirit was strong and kept His flesh moving. With each step He took and each whip He withstood, He was lifting the sin filled cup closer and closer to His lips. Since the beginning of time the altar had cried out for a sacrifice. Adam and Eve had a sacrifice made for them in order to cover their nakedness. Lambs and doves were used as sacrifices for the sins of many in the temples. When Jesus gave a his life as a living sacrifice for everyone's sins, the altar was finally satisfied and it no longer cries out. One of the cries from the cross was, why did God turn away from Jesus? Sin will separate you from God. When Jesus took our sins upon Himself, the sin made a Him feel as if He was separated from God. Just as a Christian sins they feel a separation from God and must repent to get close to God again.|
|Preached by Thomas Vananda on June 2, 2017 (Communion).|
|Submit Yourself to God|
|James 4:7-8 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|It's hard to see submission without brokenness. Some want to be used but only partially. The requirement of being used is all or nothing. We should be ready at all times to be a willing vessel for a God. Submitting yourself to God requires a change. How many things hinder and hold you back from submitting yourself 100% to God? We want God to do these things for us but are unwilling to do what He's told us on submission. God should rule everything in your life. Unwilling, afraid, think you can't do... it's all because the doubt is stronger in your life that God is. You have not because you ask not. Obedience is better than sacrifice.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on May 14, 2017 (Sunday Evening).|
|Nehemiah 8:9-12 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|There is nothing greater than when God speaks. Do you know what it's like to have God speak to you? Our birth right or ancestry does not give us the right for God to speak to us. We should all be broken, humble before God. The joy of the Lord is our strength. There are a lot of thing in this world that will steal your joy. Some are weak from the weight of sin, the burdens of life but you need to find your strength. How many times have we been stolen from to the point that it starts affecting our testimony? So you've never felt this powerful joy, then you must look at the condition of your soul. What produces joy? The word of God as it declares that we are more than conquerors thru Christ. The Bible is truth and can never be wrong. It's the living word of the Living God. We try all things trying to get some sort of help. Some folks don't even carry their bible and don't even read it. It's like being in a marching band but never practicing or bringing the instrument. Obedience is also a joy bringer. God will deliver you if you just do what He says to do, John 15:10-11. 1 Peter 1:8 Our faith in the Word is also a joy builder. Do people look at you and think that you're unhappy or depressed? Do you find yourself wanting to be depressed, unhappy, miserable or angry? So if you've gotten out of control and missed the first three, then you've got to repent. If you've lost the joy of your foundation then you've lived contrary to Gods word. How can you be happy and joyful when God doesn't hear you? Obey, believe, study and repent in order to have joy unspeakable.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on April 30, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|There's Life In the Water|
|1 Kings 18:35-39 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|We need to get on fire for God. Mediocrity is death. We need to let go of our indifference and let God. Life is in the water. Elijah was bringing life back to the altar. There's nothing God did t take that He won't restore. When we sacrifice what separates us from God on the altar, life is given in return. There's life at the altar. God switches our sacrifice and surrender for restoration and life. There's no life anywhere but in God. God is the source of water and wastes nothing. He is the resource. The altar is where faith is proven. It's the place where things are real. There's water all over the altar. Everything you love most is in the altar and in all these things there is life. The most important thing you could have in you altar , it's what the drought stricken world doesn't have and you can have all the water you need everyday. Why won't you go to the altar? Because the hard part is the preparation for prayer. The willingness to surrender. We aren't waiting on God; He's waiting on us. You'll never be able to go to the altar of God and not leave unchanged. But we have to bring our best. We cannot have sin and expect God to accept our sacrifice.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on October 2, 2016 (Sunday Evening).|