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|One Step Doesn't Make a Journey|
|Acts 2:41-42 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|It takes one step to start the journey. There is not one person that knows for how long they are going to live. So how are you going to live those steps? What matters is the dash between your birth date and death date. We have no choice of when we are born and likewise our death. Have we not wasted years of our lives on junk. God will examine our journey and the junk will all be burnt. If you're waiting for the Spirit of God to show up before you began to worship, if you're saved then the Spirit lives inside you. We all have our own minds to make up whether we serve God or not. No one else can serve God for you. If you have children in your life then they are always watching you which means you are constantly teaching them. So what are you teaching those children about church, God? God knows why you come to church and it's just as bad to attend church unwilling and hindering His word than to simply lay out. If you've been saved then you've been purchased therefore you no longer own yourself, you live for Him now. Now your life matters when it comes to God. It's not about just getting into Heaven. Does Wednesday matter? What about Tuesday? When does it become okay to not live for God? Who's choice was it to join the church? What happened then when you made the choice to not follow Gods Word about not failing to assemble themselves together in the church service?
The Primitive Baptist association are made up of several churches and was established back in 1802. Associations of churches are not usual but ours has been going on for over 200 years. If some people do not take an interest into the association, it will dissolve. Now the association can NOT get one into Heaven but there are some things that are important. Most of the pastors of NPPBC were not from NPPBC, they were from other churches.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on October 15, 2017 (Sunday Evening).|
|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).|
|Spectators of the Work|
|Luke 10:1-12 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Whatever hinders you from doing what the Word of God says, you need to deal with. The hardest IS great! How many days go by without you saying anything to a lost person about your salvation. Isa 5:18 Hell is growing larger and larger each day. God plainly says to go out into the world and compel them to come to church. Once you're born again or saved you're job has just begun NOT that you should just sit back and do nothing. You as the saved are the only gospel some may ever see or know. The great falling away is NOT an excuse that you can ever give to God for your lack of care for the lost. Many once they leave the church house, preacher or the church members they begin to act, dress and talk like the world. A saved person should be a different people called out amongst the lost. Do you realize that your brain could simply stop functioning and any given moment? Your heart could stop and the flip of a switch. God controls your life and we should act like it. You've got the answer to the lost persons need for salvation if you're born again. The sad news is that not everyone will be saved because they will reject Gods only son, Jesus Christ. This is fact and truth from the Word of God and can not be changed but, this doesn't give a saved person the excuse to not share Jesus with them. If you've got a big work to do then you should have a lot of people to do it or it will never get done. The preacher can not reach every lost person, that's why we as the saved must go out and compel them to be born again. So what do you do if you don't have enough workers, you go out and get more. When the harvest is ready, then you must get it in, work it. There are a lot of spectators that want to see the work of God but unwilling to surrender to God and do His work. Jesus went far and beyond for your life, why can't you go that far for Him? What do you have to lose? The Lord of the harvest is God and we should be praying to Him for more workers, help. We are not to pray harder for the lost, we need more help. The church doesn't need more bodies in the building, they need more workers. If a company had 100 employees that just sat and did nothing, the company would fail. But if a company had 100 employees that all worked, the company would grow and flourish. God has called everyone that's saved for a work and we should ALL be doing it. What's your purpose of being saved? The preacher has just as much responsibility as the lay member. Gal 4:8, Luke 4:14 God already wants to save the lost, John 3:16, so we can stop asking Him to do what He already wants to do. The problem is that God needs workers and we are unwilling to work and just want God to do what we want. The story of the little red hen. We have a reward coming for the work that God has called us to do, but we have to do it to receive it. If something in your life keeps you from doing the will of God, remove it, cut it out of your life. Everyone wants to see God, go to heaven, want the reward...|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on October 16, 2016 (Sunday Morning).|
|Take a Stand|
|Daniel 1:1-21 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Some people give their lives to their country to protect and provide freedom for their country. Spouses give to each other because of a union and of love. Most today are so confusing because they change and go back and forth on their stance of certain issues. Most are distracted by the ordinary and they lose the purpose. If one says they have to do something it's usually because of our own selfish desires. We must allow God to use us as an empty vessel. Is there not a cause, a purpose? Sacrifice, it's a cost that's involved when commitment is made. When one takes a stand for God, they are not alone. When it comes to the children of God there should be a difference between the rest of the world. We must make up our minds on which side we are going to stand on. We as Christians need to band together and fight for the common cause. Look deep inside yourself and ask the question why you either serve God entirely or on occasion. It's hard to get people to commit because most have their own agenda. What keeps you from getting closer to God? Whatever it is, it's a god and needs to be removed. Most church members rely on a handful of others to bring God to church for them. One must know the Word of God and be anchored in it. If God be for you, who could be against you? God is in full control and holds everything in His hands. If God is in full control then why do we doubt His commands? Will you take a stand on God beside yourself?|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on May 29, 2016 (Sunday Morning).|
|1 Peter 1:13-16 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|God has called us to be holy, perfect. Thinking of some items that should fixed up is our thoughts and options that have left God out of them. If you've declared to the world that you've been saved then the world is watching you. If you continue to act like the world then there is no difference and it contradicts God. Being holy means you're perfect. How do you win someone to Christ? Be holy. To be a sacrifice for God means they do whatever it takes and they lay their life down daily. If the world looks at you are they seeing Jesus? The world has already looked at Christians and called us hypocrites because we have failed at being holy. Stop playing around the with devil and his sins. We should all apologize to God and repent for all of the second hand worthless "sacrifices " that we've tried to give Him. Have you examined yourself lately to make sure you're right with God? Did you know that if you've been born again then you are the temple of God? Which temple are you? You're either a temple of God or of satan. All the things that we do down here, if they are not of God then they are wasted.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on November 15, 2015 (Sunday Evening).|