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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).|
|Deal With It!|
|Colossians 3:1-9 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The truth is the bible whether anyone wants to believe it or not. There are things that we all have problems lining up with. The things that separate us from Christ and the joys that behold Him are worldly and sinful. Col 3:5 We want to excuse ourselves of certain things just because we don't want to deal with those sins. The problem with a living sacrifice is that it keeps squirming and never sits still. We should stop fornicating. Fornication is sex at any measure outside of marriage. Uncleanness is lewd and unclean thoughts and should be repented of. Inordinate affections are vile desires, homosexuality. Evil concupiscence is evil lusts, murder. These four things are fleshly lusts. Covetousness is the lust of the eyes, love of the world. Theses things are often tied to the pride of life, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, and filthy communication. Anger should always be taken care of and not dwelt on. Wrath is similar to anger and is a product of it. Wrath is somewhat you should have dealt with and usually requires forgiveness of the worldly enemy. Wraths revenge is malice. Blasphemy is speaking evil. The tongue is like the rudder of a large ship, it's small but turns the entire ship. Blasphemy and filthy communication is due to the anger, wrath and malice that comes out verbally. Our speech should be the one thing that when others hear it they know it's of Christ. God hates a lie because it's the opposite of truth. One might think, it's just a little white lie. One should be careful because if it doesn't line up with Gods Word, it's wrong whether you think it was little or not. One of the reasons why we should deal with the above sins, Col 3:6 those things are what a lost person does. If you're saved and do those things then you're living in sin and asking for Gods wrath because you're living a hypocrites life. The saved knows the difference between doing those sinful things and living in Gods love. If a person still wants the old stuff, then your lost. When you're saved you no longer desire the sinful nature because you're a new person in Christ.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 4, 2016 (Sunday Morning).|
|Do You Wash Daily?|
|John 13:2-15 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Not only do we need to give but we also need to receive. Once you've become saved, you've become a new creature, no longer wanting the evil of the world. If you don't repent to God, then you'll have no part of Him. Those that do things for themselves, the Truth is not in them. We should be drawing closer everyday of our lives to God. If God has forgiven you, then you should also forgive others. If you know of something that needs to be fixed amongst you and a brother, you'll hold everyone else back until it's fixed between you and that person. Ephesians 4:31-32|
|Preached by Rick Rutherford on December 10, 2014 (Wednesday).|
|What Kind Of Relationship Do You Have With God?|
|James 4:8 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|After sin came into the world, God no longer walked with man in peace. Why do people look at you funny when you tell them that you speak to God and He answers back? Most people only talk to God when things get bad and they need help. A relationship requires that you give and you talk with the other person. The devil has all kinds of distractions to remove the relationship with a God. Goliath insulted David's best friend, his God and he did not like that. What does it take to have a relationship with God? You have to want the relationship first. God doesn't look at sin therefore you must cleanse yourself of the sin and purify your heart through repentance. We seem to think that keeping sins hidden from others means that God doesn't know about them. Best friends communicate and will tell each other things that no one else will ever know. Best friends will do anything for each other and will stand up for each other. Is God your best friend?|
|Preached by Bruce Whitehead on November 2, 2014 (Sunday Evening).|
|Sweeping it Under the Rug|
|1 John 2:26-29 (Part of the Does He Abide Within? series).|
|A sad place for a Christian to be is when God will not hear one. Sin is to blame for falling away. It doesn't matter what you want to call sin, if it goes against Gods Word then it's sin. It doesn't matter how old or how big you are, God has a work in you but unless you repent and rid yourself of the sin, God can't work. We have a teacher that sows us how to live our Christian lives. Just let God live in you! There is no excuse for allowing sin in a Christians life. It's never too late for a Christian to repent. Man has justified sin through their own lust. If you've been born again, there is a power within you that will hold you true. There is a time coming when Jesus WILL return to take His children home. That second coming will also bring a terror of judgement on those left behind. God knows where we are in our lives, He's not surprised by our sin and lifestyles. Those that are saved are saved eternally and can NOT lose their salvation because we do not hold our salvation. Those that are saved will be judged on that day on the second coming. Be confident in Christ and not just "happy that you'll get in" to Heaven. Having confidence in God means that you repent of those sins that you've made. How horrible it would be to stand before God ashamed because of an unrepentant heart/sin. 1 John 3:15 An assurance as a Christian is when God intercedes for our weeping of prayers. We as Christians should be looking for Him, ready in your heart and prayed up. 1 John 3:20-21 There are people today that can't forgive themselves of a horrible sin. Satan is the author of confusion and therefore causes it with forgiveness. Satan doesn't want you to grow with Christ. In order to be right with God, you MUST be forgiven through repentance. 1 John 4:17 Since we didn't have to pay the price for sin, we have no value for it. But we need to have confidence in that payment. Love God with ALL of your heart and that means to repent so there is NO barrier between you and Him. If you are able to live your life with no consequences, then your not one of His.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on September 21, 2014 (Sunday Evening).|