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|Reverence Only To God|
|Psalm 89:5-18 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|One should be careful of what one seems holy, worshipped. People these days seem to NEED their cell phone. People don't want to hear that we should fear God. When you truly know God then you'll have a reverence to Him. A lot of people hold a lot of things to a higher standard and those things will all burn up in the end. One can't take those things with them when they die. People come in Sunday after Sunday but they come and go the same way. It matters what we worship. There should only be one thing that is revered and that is God. Three categories should be thought on and given up one. Days and times are not to be reverenced. Six days should a person work but the seventh should be used as a day of rest and worship. Not only are days not to be reverenced but the events should also not be. There will never be a holiday more important than Jesus. Things should not be worshipped. In some religions items are used for worship, beads, crucifixes, etc. if those things are a part of your worship and keep you from worshipping if you do not have it, get rid of it. The church building itself has no power to save and therefore is not needed for God to show up. Should we respect it, honor it, keep it as clean as our own, yes-yes and yes again. But only God should be worshipped and not the building. The bible should not be worshipped. You must be careful about the Holy Word and not to let the book itself become more holy than God. There are times that you'll want to hold your bible, sleep with it, not leave its side, but in the end it's only a book. If your bible burnt to ash Jesus would still be Jesus and you could simply go out and get a new one. People should not be revered. Mary the mother of Jesus is no different than one of us and should not be higher than God. The Pope is commonly referred to as the Holy Father, His Holiness, The Rock, Supreme Pontiff, Holy of Kings, however he is no holy than the next person. The pastor of a church should also not be worshipped. When the time comes and the pastor leaves a church, some people will follow the man. Pastors will often have reverend as their title, a poor practice but they should not be reverenced. One can not worship everything and ever worship God. God is first and everything else should follow in its place. Acts 12:4, you can personally know the Pope and not know Jesus Christ and bust Hell wide open at your death.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on August 8, 2018 (Wednesday).|
|Stay Away From Evil Things|
|1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 (Part of the The Need For Christian Duties series).|
|People don't want to hear this saying anymore. People want to live the way they want to, however they want and whenever they want. Once you're born again you are no longer yourself but holy. How many of you have damaged your testimony because you've messed with something that you know you shouldn't had? Did you know that people are watching you whether you want them to or not? To some people the only "bible" they know is thru your life. Staying away from evil cramps people's style.
Let's just be honest for just a minute, look in the mirror and you should see a person that has problems with staying away from evil. One of the hardest things to do is to control the tongue. The scripture doesn't just apply to the preachers or deacons. It was addressed to ALL Christians.
It's very difficult to get a persons confidence back after it's been lost. You're the one that the lost is watching and taking note on your actions. Christians have been pulled out of the world and therefore shouldn't be IN the world. The lost are constantly looking for hypocrites.
One must prove it first to make sure it's of a Godly nature. Do the "smell test". Stop and take the time to evaluate prior to doing them. There is no grey area when it comes to right or wrong. The grey area is created by us that wants to feel good about doing something wrong, therefore it would classified as wrong. The power of the church is based upon the faithfulness or life of its members. Phil 4:8, there are things that should be done in front of the lost.
One can't unscramble the eggs or put the toothpaste back into the tube. What do you do if you've messed things up with your testimony/life? Change, there is an expectation that each time you attend church there should be a change. When we change the lost will see it and want to know what's the difference. We should apologize to them for acting out wrong.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on June 24, 2018 (Sunday Morning).|
|Get "Jonah" Out Of The Boat|
|Jonah 1:15-16 (Part of the Revival 2018 series).|
There's not one person that's not been tempted. A lot of times we like to give credit to the devil, "the devil made me do it". We like to blame not doing something that God told us to do on ignorance.
Sin is willing to pay whatever price to get in your life. John 10:10, sin is willing to and so will you. Are you willing to make the payment as well? Sin is just pleasurable for just a season. Our season take of a quarter of the year, the rest is another. This means that the rest of the sin payment is three quarters longer.
Sin is just a downward spiral. Sin will pull you down further and further.
Sin will always pull you away from God. There's a wedge, a distance between you and God. You may have created some distance but God ALWAYS knows what you're doing and watching. God isn't going anywhere so if there is distance, you've created it.
Sin will cause destruction. You might bend for a little while but sin will begin to tear and destroy your life. Homes, families, lives, churches have all been destroyed because of sin.
Sin will get rid of the Godly things. The bible will go, the studying, the praying, holiness, righteousness, church attendance, kindness, tender hearted, forgiveness to others, these are all things that will be cast out if you keep the sin in your life.
Sin will sit back and laugh at you when you're fighting for everything you've got. It will run off and leave you deserted.
Sin will get so great that you won't be able to get rid of it. You must give the sin to God and He will rid it for you.
Romans 6:23, death is the payment for sin. We play with sin like a live grenade.
|Preached by Anthony Morgan on June 9, 2018 (Revival).|
|What Happens When Our Awe Is Right|
|Psalm 4:1-8 (Part of the Revival 2018 series).|
God will hear you when you call out to Him. Did you know that prayer is NEVER out of order? If God has called you to do something, do it and God will bless you. We should have a fear of God, not in fright but in who He is. So what's it take to have a revival? Stand in awe. The world has no reverence towards God but so has the church.
We will see a difference in our sin. Our view of our sin will be different. When our heart and attitude is right then it will defend from sin. No fruit means your not connected to the tree. People shouldn't have to wonder if you're saved or not. Many like to reason with God. If His word says it's wrong, then it's wrong. If you're standing in awe of God then you ain't got time to sin. Take inventory of who God is. How do you see your sin? Are you playing with it, living with it, about to cross over the line with it?
We will have confidence to trust God. What is it that you're holding back from God that you feel that you don't trust Him? Prov 3:5-6 this roles out of our lips good but does it reflect our life? All we need is for God to hear us cause once He's heard it, it's not yours anymore. Did you know that once you trust God then it's easier to obey Him?
We will see His goodness. Psa 34:8 The things that we used to beg for have become a common place. Two leave the church house and you can ask them how church was. One will say that service was the most awesome service they've ever been in. The other will say that it went okay. It's not about the music being good. It's not about the attendance being good. It's not even about whether the preaching was good.
We will experience joy in its fullness. Mat 2:10 there was no joy after being with King Herod however when they seen the star they had great joy. One should always expect God to great things and have a great joy about it. Mat 28:6-8 when we stand in front of our Lord it will bring joy that can not be contained.
We will know the peace of His presence. Phil 4:7 how can one have peace when hell is coming against us? It's not our battle to fight, it's Gods. John 14:27 God gave you himself and that's enough.
|Preached by Anthony Morgan on June 4, 2018 (Revival).|
|Are You Blessed?|
|Psalm 84:1-5 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|There should be something that fuels a child of God. Where is your strength? We as humans have no strength without God.
How many people want to be blessed? In these verses it refers to man which means mankind. These are grace given blessings because we didn't ask for them.Psalm 84:5 it's not about us but all about Him.
Psalm 65:4 if you're saved then you've been chosen.
Psalm 32:2 the saved have been forgiven.
Psalm 94:12 the saved are loved thru chastening.
The following are obedience based blessings.Psalm 34:8 we should trust in God, always. Sometimes you're gonna have to take a stand for Christ. Prov 3:5
Psalm 112:1 the word of God will bless you but you MUST study it and take it in. Wisdom is obtained by fearing God, not in fright but knowing He controls it all. Just as a child respects their parents, they learn by obedience. If the child has no respect they turn disobedient and rebellious which the outcome will often come with negative consequences.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on February 18, 2018 (Sunday Evening).|