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|Get Ready And Give Thanks|
|Ezekiel 37:1-13 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Many times we come to Gods house and we find ourselves not prepared. Romans 5:8, God loves His children and knew what we would do to run our backs to Him. BUT He still loves us. 1 Peter 5:7, we shouldn't try to fix the problems in our lives because He wants us to cast them on Him. Some times in our lives we go thru dry times and it's due to not being at Gods side. No matter what problem we have God has the answer for it. It may not be what we want the answer to be, but He knows the future and what is good for us. Have you ever taken the time to look back and see where you could have been with God coming into your life. Without God intervening in ours lives we would surely be in a heap of trouble. Christians shouldn't feel comfortable in this world because this isn't our home. John 3:8, have you ever felt His presence in such a way that it'll make you want to shout? A lot of people in the church come together to talk about the problems and become a social club. Instead of talking about each other we should be edifying the brethren. Be careful cause it only takes one time. One time to skip a church service, then you'll skip another, and another and before you know it you're out in the world and living a sinful life. Everyday that God gives you is a gift because it's not guaranteed.|
|Preached by Billy Hearon on January 30, 2019 (Wednesday).|
|Who Is God In Your Life?|
|Isaiah 45:5-7 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|You need to ask yourself why you attend church. Some will say it's because you want to worship God. Do you realize who God really is though? Isa 45:7, we fail a lot of times of knowing just who God is. Who is He in your life? There is a false doctrine that's commonly called the "little god doctrine" which puts God on the same level as us as humans. They believe they can live an upright sinless life and as long as they live that way they can do anything God can do. The bible teaches us that there is no one that's sinless but Jesus Christ Himself. We ALL fall short of the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ was NOT just a man, He was God incarnate. This means that Jesus was sinless and there is none that will ever be like Him. God is all knowing, nothing takes God by surprise. God does not operate on a knee jerk reaction. God knows if you're going to fall away from Him before it ever happens. If you'll stop and think about who God really is then your worship would change. You're view would change from the troubles in your life to the one who truly controls everything in your life. God is not your crutch, He is not your copilot.|
|Preached by Bruce Whitehead on January 23, 2019 (Wednesday).|
|James 2:14-23 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|There's a difference between saying and doing. There are many people that are willing to make the statement that they believe that Jesus is the son of God. On top of that is that there are those that will pat those people on the back and tell them that they are alright with God. Having your name on the church books doesn't give one more faith or make one saved. Some today say it all day long that they believe but nothing to prove it. There is a difference between saying it and doing it. Their are pastors that tell there congregants that all they have to do is simply say it and they'll be saved. "Repeat after me..." We still live in a society that state they're saved but have no true evidence of such. Getting saved is not anything that a preacher does but an operation that is done by Christ Himself. Just because you tell the devil to flee means nothing because it's the Holy Spirit that causes the devils to leave. Not everyone that says Lord, Lord will be in Heaven. Matt 7:22-23, Have we not done wonderful things in your name? Jesus Christ loves you and does not want you to go to Hell. Make sure you're saved! Even the Devils and Satan say they believe in God but as we all now they are ALL destined for Hell. The Holy Spirit MUST reveal unto you that you're lost before you can be saved. You can go thru the motions, say all the right things but if Christ hasn't invited and revealed to you then you're wasting your time and hurting others. James 2:23, Abraham said he believed God. But God tested him and thru his works/faith it was shown that he truly was a "Friend of God". Is you're faith real? Has it stood the test of time? Has it wavered? Is it your faith alone and not someone else's?|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on January 20, 2019 (Sunday Morning).|
|1 Thessalonians 5:21 (Part of the The Need For Christian Duties series).|
|No matter who is doing the teaching or preaching we should always know if it's the truth or not. There are many that for many years claim to be Christian but don't even know what the bible says. How can you check what is being taught if you don't know what the truth is? The only source of truth is the Word of God. 1 John 4:1, there are a lot of wolves in sheep clothing. We should not be live every spirit because not all spirits are good. A preacher should always be reading and have the bible with them at all times. Opinions are not truth but of personal thoughts. Preachers can lead you wrong. They can be teaching you something that they don't fully know themselves. It's not that all would intentionally mislead or misguide but simply not know and teach on assumptions. If you don't go to Sunday School then you need to start. The key word there is school. Our church is in session for about an hour learning more about Gods Word every Sunday. We should prove the preaching and to prove all things. We should know the difference between good and evil. Do you believe there is a devil? A car mass does one thing and one thing only, it points to true north. Just as the compass, the scripture points to the truth. We are pretty smart at most times and we know when we are in the middle of something that's not right. How do they know what is a counterfeit bill, they study the real. Not only should we prove what is good but we are to hold to those truths. It's a continuous process of sowing and reaping good things. The preacher can't plant the good stuff for you. He plants his own and you plant your own. In order to hold fast to the good it takes discipline. A lot of people don't like discipline because it's usually painful. Heb 10:23, you've got to make a choice and commit. Psa 119:33-34, once you've proven all things to the good then you should stick to the good, Phil 4:8.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on June 20, 2018 (Wednesday).|
|You Can't Eat Cheetos® And Lose Weight|
|Jude 1:3 (Part of the Revival 2018 series).|
You can't hold hands with the devil and run with the Lord.
Satan walks about looking for people that he can take down. We are in a constant battle again the devil. There are places where people would tell the preachers to not preach what God has given to them.
We need to leave an example of how good God is. We need to agonize for the power of God. The church should want to be number 1 and strive for it. We should give it all we've got, be in it to win it!
Heb 12:1, we've got to get rid of sin and stop babying it. You're not gonna wake up one day and the sin just be gone. You're gonna have to deal with it to get rid of it. Have you ever seen anyone run with a bowling ball on their hand? Have you ever seen anyone run hand in hand with another? One can't do it. This is a choice that's all about you. You can't blame your teach, preacher or deacon. It's about a choice that YOU'VE got to make. Now God is not gonna leave you out there all on your own. Luke 22:44, Jesus got a vision from Heaven and it strengthened Him. Jesus isn't gonna ask you to do anything that He Himself hasn't done already.
It's important for the next generation coming up that we contend for the faith.
Jude 1:20, are you not getting anything out of the service, preaching or being feed? You've stopped contending for the faith. Pick up your bible and truly study it. God will lead you if you let Him. Put some time into your prayer.
Jude 1:21, you should keep yourself in the love of God. Keep your eyes on Christ.
Jude 1:22-23, stop pointing your fingers at others and have the love of Christ in yourselves. Have some compassion for others. Put the whole armor of God on and when you see someone struggling in sin or going to Hell, help them. This requires you to do something!
The lack of faith will stop you and the church dead in its tracks. Without God, you can not. Without you, He will not.
Heb 11:4, Abel brought a better sacrifice, his best and what God required. Cain brought junk and this went against what God sat forth. Abel dealt with his sin but Cain didn't want to and wanted to do it on his terms. We must ALL deal with our sin. This is the very first step.
Heb 11:5-6, Enoch walked by faith. We must stop walking with ourselves, the world and start walking with God 24/7. Establish a walk with God each and every day. Diligently search out Gods path.
Heb 11:7, Noah worked by faith because God told him something that sounded crazy to others. It shouldn't matter how crazy it might sound, work and do it for God. Trust that what God tells you is truth!
Heb 11:8-10, some sit under the influence of their old sins. If God has forgiven you of your sins then they are forever gone. Abraham and Sara obeyed.
David Max Simpson. Some of us have great family members of Godly influences. Those that had a heritage had a great spiritual upbringing. The others brings us to David Simpson. He parents were not believers at all but was saved at a tent revival. Both of his parents made fun of him and tried to discourage him about his salvation. He prayed for his parents nightly and then was called to preach. He explain to his parents again about his calling to preach and the same results from his parents was received. This man fought for his faith and never gave up and brought up many preachers generation after generation.
Drop your selfish reigns and let God be God.
|Preached by Thomas Vananda on June 10, 2018 (Revival).|