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|Why Have You Done This?|
|Jonah 1:1-17 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Why did Jonah want to disobey God? It wasn't that he just wanted to rebel against God. He tried to get away from the presence of God. Our human flesh does not want to have anything to do with God. Have you ever looked in the mirror of self and wondered why you did a certain something? Why did Eve go out and do what God plainly told her the one thing not to do? Because of Adam and Eve we were cursed to die and suffer. Now we are not talking about the lost, we talk about the ones that are saved and know better. We could go down all of the scripture looking at all the followers of God and see where they made a choice to go against God. The reason that the saved can't keep themselves is because we are all sinners, we live in a sinful body. One can't sow a seed in the flesh and expect it to grow spiritual fruit. Even a farmer knows that he can't plant an apple seed expecting to grow an orange. Having a thought is not the sin, it's when the thought is acted upon is when sin is conceived. What's so appealing to the comfort of our bed, the softness of our pillows that causes us to not come to church on Sunday mornings? Every day Christians are making the choice to do what they want to do instead of turning their life back to God. Just as God prepared a fish for Jonah He will prepare something in the Christians life to turn them back. There is a time coming in a backslid Christians life that God will either turn you around or take you out. You're either running from God because you're lost or because you're backslid. If you keep going back to the sins of this world and can't seem to avoid those things that you're probably lost. Once you've been born a again you will not want to do those things because you're a changed person. Just as any good and loving parent will do God will also chasten His children when they do wrong. He does this because He loves His children and wants them to behave.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on February 10, 2019 (Sunday Morning).|
|Sin, the Separator|
|Jonah 1:1-2:10 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Sin will take you further than you ever wanted to go before you'll realize it. Jonah was told to spread Gods word but he refused to. Just in our own churches, many feel that it's only the pastors job to spread His word. Plain and simple we just don't want God to show up and show off. We are afraid of what God might do. We should all be more like the men in the upper room, expecting God to show up and do wonderful things!
One can try to hide from God but He always knows where you are and what you thinking. If your a saved person then you will answer for your sinful actions. God will get your attention in some way, whatever it takes. If you're a Christian and make he choice to live a sinful life, you will run away from God. Once you're on the run it will feel as if you're living out Hell on earth.
|Preached by Danny Gregory on November 8, 2017 (Wednesday).|
|At the End of Your Rope|
|Jonah 2:1-10 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|When a man goes far enough from God, it takes desperate measures to go back. There are many in this world that they know that they've been saved but they've turned away from God. Even though those have turned away, God NEVER let's them go. God knows how to make you pray. To some that turn away, it takes the worst punishment for them to turn back to God. Man changes all the time but god has never changed. Not one personal can look upon another and judge them to say that they are being punished due to their backslid life. God will never give up on you if you are one of His. God was not joking around and laughing about it when He put His ONLY son on the cross and turn ed His back on Him to allow Him to die. God is not out to punish people. God just wants us to obey. All that one has to do is to confess their sins and turn back towards Him. Do you think God would take you home if you are behaving badly enough?|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on April 9, 2014 (Wednesday).|
|A Rebellious Dove|
|Jonah 1:1-17 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The word Jonah means, dove. We do not think of a dove as being rebellious and yet we look at our own and wonder why we are so rebellious. When God breathed into Adam, He breathed into him a living soul that will go back to God in the end for judgement. God created man in order for man to worship Him but man also has a choice. We as a human want to do what we want to do. Maybe God has called you to do something. If that is the case, stop running and surrender to God and do as He's said. Have you thought that God has never called you to do something? He has told you to arise and go seeking those that should be saved. God has called us to be faithful and to pray. The one major problem with the universal church is faithfulness. We also need to be faithful to each other and to get along with each other. God has also called us to be faithful to the church. We are to assemble ourselves together in corporate worship. How would you feel if the pastor decided not to be faithful and not show up for church? We've also been called to pray, pray with stopping. How many of you actually pray, praying for what ever Gods will is you'll be perfectly alright with it? Even during regular church services when the time of prayer comes some choose not to pray. How can you call yourself a Christian and not be faithful and pray? There are people that are running from God and being rebellious against His calling. How far do you have to run before you are away from God? If you are save and truly a Christian and rebelling against God, there will be a "but the Lord" moment will take place in your life. If you born again, then you have a father and He loves you therefore He will chastise the ones that are His. While you rebel against God you not only affect yourself, but you also affect those around you.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on April 6, 2014 (Sunday Morning).|
|Does God Hear Your Prayer?|
|Jonah 1:1-9 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|If we could get into the right frame of mind, we would see things to begin to happen. Jonah was in just the same shape as the world is in now. He was disobedient to God. We say our prayers each day or night but did we actually mean it or think about it? Did you really think about what God has done for you? Too many times we are afraid to talk to God because we are afraid of what He will say to us. We need to get like Jonah and get serious with God. Has God asked you to do something but you've refused? God wants us to talk to Him, seriously, not flippantly. Jonah didn't have to ask if God heard him, he knew in his soul that God answered him. Stop throwing your prayers in the air and hoping God catches them. God gave us salvation and then we sit down on it. Picture your friends, children, family and everyone else you know burning in hell for eternity. Is that serious? Then get serious with God!|
|Preached by Steve Whitehead on July 3, 2013 (Wednesday).|