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|The Brazen Altar|
|Hebrews 13:9-15 (Part of the Tabernacle, Covenant and a Priest series).|
Heb 9:24 this is reminding that it didn't involve God as a being but just as a symbolic figures.
The Bronzen Altar was 8ft wide and 8ft long, square and stood 5ft tall. Just a church, it's setup for sin to be brought up to God. The church is open just the gate for any and all. There was no steps to the altar, it was not allowed. Christ was a type of this altar. We have an altar where we bring our burdens. Christ was crucified on a hill, no steps in order to get there. Once He was at the top He was sacrificed. The common person could go to the altar but no further. The person with the sin would make the sacrifice and would lay their hands on the sacrifice to transfer their sin to the sacrifice. While this happened the priest would then kill the animal and capture it's blood. Then the blood would then be poured around the altar for the remission of the persons sin. Imagine Christ as He was whipped and His flesh was torn. Walking to His cross leaving a trail of His blood all the way. Then when they nailed Him to the cross as His blood drained down the cross. The fire in the altar was to never go out. God started the fire and just like John the Baptist said about being baptized, it's a fire that will never go out. Once you're saved, God will put a fire deep down in your soul that will never go out. If you want your fire to grow and get hotter, find yourself at the foot of Jesus. Calvary was outside the city, the Holy Place. Sacrifice is something anyone can do and anywhere. An altar is a place where one allows things to be given up. The great thing about today's altars is that there is no shedding of blood because it's already been given. Heb 9:1-15 we should go to the cross (altar) and bear it. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ then you MUST identify with the cross. Could we pick you to pattern how to praise God? Rom 12:1 at the altar we should become a living sacrifice. What have you been bringing God to altar? Only the best could be brought to the altar, no second best. Christ walked up the ramp with the altar on His back and gave Himself as the sacrifice that would forever pay the sin debt for all that would accept it.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on August 2, 2017 (Wednesday).|
|The Cross and the Crown (Part 2 of 2)|
|1 Corinthians 9:18-27 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|If there was nothing more than peace on earth, then it would be worth it all. But there is another place that been prepared for those that are born again. Some say that if that could just get in the gate to Heaven then it'll be alright. But this is not biblical. Just as running a marathon, practice and self discipline is much needed. All the track running and winning one can do will bring forth great gifts of money and trophies. These items will all burn up and are only temporary. People do not see the gift of God therefor they do not do Gods Work in order to obtain His reward. In this world we must carry our cross, burdens but in the end you'll trade your cross for a crown. James 1:12 the crown of life. Heaven will never end, life everlasting, the greatest reward of being born again. People live and die by your testimony. 2 Tim 4:8 there will be a crown of righteousness if we have done our part and love Jesus and worked for Him. 1 Peter 5:4 a crown of Glory will be obtained by those that preach His word. Rev 5:8-10 these are the descriptions of the elders, those that have been born again. Rev 4:9-11 this is the reason we as a Christian have crowns. The more you can do for God as a Christian, the more you'll have to lay at His feet to honor Him.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on July 5, 2017 (Wednesday).|
|The Cross and the Crown (Part 1 of 2)|
|Galatians 6:11-14 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The cross is an emblem of Jesus' sacrifice. The power of God is represented by the cross of salvation. Mat 16 tells us that we also have a cross to bear. The cross was not Jesus' to bear but our sins, but He bore them for all. Just because you might be sick or worried is not a cross to bear for Christ but a general ailment because we are human. The cross we must bear is of that after salvation, the flesh wants what the spirit can't have. It's a constant battle that is never ending being a child of God. How many are ashamed of their salvation hiding it from others? Is it a burden, no, it's a purpose from Christ. Each child of God has their own cross that they must bear and can only be carried by themselves. Why do we need a cross? It will keep one humbled. It was beyond the cross of Calvary that kept Jesus motivated. The cross will keep one to praying. Jesus prayed before in the garden because of the cross and what was to come. The cross has multiple purposes but the things of the flesh we should crucify daily. We should take those sins and fleshly wants to the cross and crucify them. So not only is the cross an emblem to the world of the power of God but it's also a help in the very time of need in removing fleshly wants. We should be giving ourselves as a living sacrifice. Too many people want to classify themselves as a Christian on Sunday but live like the world all the other days. A cross hung around ones neck is just a piece of jewelry and can't and won't make one a Christian. The cross is the belief that Jesus Christ hung and died for your sins.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on July 2, 2017 (Sunday Evening).|
|A Secret Disciple|
|John 19:38-42 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|What it means to be a secret disciple of Jesus Christ. There are a lot of people that try to establish what that means abut Jesus declared what it was so therefore what you think doesn't matter. Once you become born again there is a change that takes place on the inside. There were two men at the tomb of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathaea. This man was a secret disciple of Christ because he was afraid of the Jews but yet believed in Him. The other was Nicodemus which the same man that Jesus spoke with secretly about being born again John 3. But the second time we see Nicodemus was not at night but during the day. There are two things that changed these men and that was the cross, the death of Jesus. Jesus isn't after your flesh to save but after your eternal soul. So where we're did these men obtain their courage? Once they realized that Jesus Christ was God incarnated during His crucifixion, that changed everything for them. Joseph's tomb was cut from solid rock therefore taking a long time and was surely of great value. No one had been buried there prior to Jesus. The Jews wanted guards to makes sure the body went in and the body was to stay put.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on April 16, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|Right On Time|
|Joshua 14:12 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Gods always right on time. Satan won't attack you when you're up on the mountain top with God but just wait till you start back down to the valley. Just a little talk with Jesus will calm the troubles in your life. Once you realize what Jesus did for you, you're about to get a blessing! Joshua 14:12 There's times that there are giants in our life in the form of trials and tribulations. We need to ask God not to remove the trials, mountains but to simply help us to climb it. No matter what comes your way that trouble you, Jesus is bigger than anything. The only thing that matters at the end of time or your time is if the Blood of Christ has been applied to your soul. Your works and good deeds are not good enough for heaven.|
|Preached by James Willis on April 12, 2017 (Wednesday).|