Looking for a particular topic? Use our Keywords page to locate the sermons by popular topics.
|1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 (Part of the The Need For Christian Duties series).|
|In order to perform the Christian duties, one must be sanctified. Many will think they are doing His will but in their end, God will tell them that He never knew them.
Sanctified means, set apart. More importantly, separated from evil. The question is not about what's on the inside for if you've been saved, God dwells within. The truth is, is that the outside is flesh and it fails daily will always fail until it's made into a heavenly body.
2 Cor 6:17, a Christian should be different than the world. Heb 10:14, for a Christian the inside (soul) is what's made new, the outside remains the same. The outward is a constant battle to bring under subjection. 2 Tim 1:12, we as Christians can not keep our salvation because it wasn't us that saved us. Once we are saved, we are always saved. We as humans have plaques that trouble the flesh. Lusts of the flesh cause us as humans to fall short of His perfectness. However, we must repent of our sins when the sins are realized and pointed out by God. God has never made a mistake therefore when He saved you, it wasn't a mistake and He will not take it back. Gods word has not changed and will not change.
We should remove ourselves from the worldly things. Most don't like to step away because it sets the up to be ridiculed. How is anyone to know that a Christian is a Christian if they do the same things as a lost person? There's a lot of Christians that want to get better. The reason is because they want to bless God, He's worth it! But, serving God brings forth works and that's what the world will see. Now salvation is NOT about works, works is the result of salvation.
Titus 3:8, sanctification and works are linked because you can't have works from God until you've been sanctified. We as Christian should follow, obey and serve Him because we are in a great debt because God has paid for our sins. Please stop and make sure you're not going along with the crowd. Did you know that someone is ALWAYS watching you? Heb 10:24, you won't find a lot of talk about works in a Baptist church because it's easily confused for non believers. Just as its been said, works are the result of salvation. Works without salvation is just work and will not be recognized by Christ as works for Him in the end. Christians can't do the work of God on their own. In order to make Holy fruit, it has to start with something Holy.Are you saved? One can't move to the next step unless they've been saved. Check your heart, have you been saved?
|Preached by Tommy Boring on March 4, 2018 (Sunday Evening).|
|Rules of Gift Giving|
|2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The gift of God is simply, John 3:16. He gave the unspeakable gift. Beginning from the last, everything comes from God. Not one person has anything unless it comes thru God first. We as humans are selfish creatures by nature. God wants to give you His undeserved love. Many holidays come and go and they revolve around giving, however we should be a giver everyday. If you're judging the gift by its size then you've missed the point. One doesn't give because of self, one gives because they are loved. We've been given the greatest gift, love, that it should cause one to give it back.
There should be a time when you've found yourself in want. Bills to pay, missing food on the table or even gas to fuel the car. During that time, God might come to you and ask you to give to someone else. Now money is not something that can be controlled and many of billionaires worry about it till they die.
One point to be a good giver is to give abundantly and not sparingly. Just as sowing seeds, one doesn't plant one seed expecting hundreds of plants.
Point two, give purposely. One should purpose in their heart to love God and to pray for the need or gift. God knows the need and therefore we should obey what He tells us to give.
The third point is to give freely. This doesn't mean to smile while you gift it. Without a grudge or necessity. If it bothers you to give then you're giving wrongly.
If how you give is based on how you feel at the moment then the devil will talk you out if it every time. God tries to teach His lesson on giving by your obedience. When God tells you to give, give without question. No matter how much one gives, one can NEVER out-give Gods giving. We give because if we sow it, we will reap it as long as it's done by the above three points. The second reason is because God loves a cheerful giver. Wouldn't we all want to please God? Now when the offering was being taken, God is always watching. He knows what's in your pocket, He knows what's in your heart and He knows what He told you. It's not about how much is put it but why it was put in. Our church does not tell you how much to give because an amount is not biblical in today's time. The Old Testament explain a tenth but the New Testament explains that it's based on what God tells you to give and what you're willing to give. If you're worried about giving then you're worried about the wrong thing. 2 Cor explains that always God will take care of all needs.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on December 24, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|If You be in Christ… (Part 1)|
|Galatians 3:27-4:6 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Are you in Christ? No one can save themselves from sin. There is only one way to be saved and that's thru Jesus Christ. During the time of Jesus' birth, God had a greater plan. God sent His only son to a place that was full of evil. Jesus was born into the law. Even though we were all born into the world into sin, Jesus was born just the same but was born sinless. Jesus felt the suffering and hardship just as us but He remained sinless. Jesus was born of the flesh Mary, just so He could have the flesh to endure everything that we in the flesh endure. God would have sent another way to clean the sin if there was one. Hundreds of thousands of animals were sacrificed for sin, but none of those were enough. There was only one born sinless. The little babies and people that are mentally handicapped usually do not have the understanding of sin, right from wrong. But for the rest of us there will come a day where our souls are awakened to a lost and saved condition. We live in a day where we rely on self help but one can't save themselves. There is a payment for sin, it's death. In order for the sin to be paid Jesus was sent. Jesus paid the sin debt by being sacrificed. Therefore, if one rejects Jesus as being the payment for sin, they will die an eternal death in hell.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on August 23, 2015 (Sunday Morning).|
|Where is Your Faith? (Part 1)|
|Hebrews 11:6 (Part of the Faith series).|
|How many have asked for more faith? Hebrews 11:24-29 Everyone has a little bit of faith. Even atheism is a belief in itself. There are things that you can have faith in that will not gain you anything so there is a right and wrong faith. Faith brings commitment. God see the things that are most impossible and uses it for His glory. Where is your commitment with and for God? Resolve is part of Faith. You can commit to something but never fulfill the commitment. Faith will give you the backbone to stand firm. Knowing that what God has out ways what the world offers, having Hope in that. Hope is what gives you confidence in your faith. Anyone can believe in a statue but it can't help. Faith will give you great courage. Isn't it fear that sidetracks us away from God? Faith produces obedience. Faith will also give you confidence.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on July 29, 2015 (Wednesday).|
|Your Sin Is Not Just Your Sin|
|Joshua 7:10-13 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The price or penalty of sin affects many. If sin only affected the one that sinned, then it would be a different situation. We should know what's right and wrong but there is also that lives inside of a saved person that is a moral compass. If you willing sin, you offend the Holy Spirit and judgement will be required. It's never ok to sin no matter who says it's fine. When one feels the temptation of sin we should walk away from it. One can always claim an excuse of a sin but in the end, you know it's a sin. If you are saved and you do sin, God will chastise you if forgiveness is not asked. If you are confused about whether it's right or wrong, you need to seek Gods face. Romans 6:23 plainly states what sin will get you. Sin is a temporary happiness that will quickly turn to death. The warning to us all is that sin is not joy to God. God will not turn His back while you choose to sin. Sin has and will always be a choice to us all. Your sin could affect the church, the family and even your life. When you stand before God, you will no excuse, blame or any reason to why you chose to sin. There is no other price for sin but death. You can always hide your sin from others around you but God will always know. If you have sin and bring it to the church, it can hinder and quench the Spirit from working with others. Have you ever left a church service wondering what happened to the Spirit? Did you ever ask yourself, was I the reason the Spirit left? More than likely it was someone else camping out with their sin and trying to hide it from God. God knows and will not work when sin is abound. What good is something that you must hide?|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on May 31, 2015 (Sunday Evening).|