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|No Excuses, Pastors, Peace, Warn & Comfort|
|1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 (Part of the The Need For Christian Duties series).|
|We should be living and growing towards God. Here you will see a series of things that need to be done. There are many religions or cults that are based on works and works only. The truth is that works without being saved is nothing, empty.
No Excuses: Eph 4:1 Christians are not excused for Gods work. Every Christian has been called by God to do His duties. The flesh wants to only do what pleases it and it is lazy and wants to not do anything. 2 Tim 1:12-13 we should hold fast the Word of God, truth.
Pastors: 1 Thes 5:12-13 Christians should understand fully the work of the pastor. We should love them and lift them up before God. It's not the person but the function that should be cherished and loved. Man didn't setup the church, God did and ordained it as His.
Peace: We should also be at peace with each other and not bicker amongst ourselves. Rom 12:18 if two people are saved then peace should be between the two. Rom 14:19 we should follow after things that are peaceful with others. There is no place within the body of Christ for grudges. Psa 133:1 it's always good for unity between the Christian.
Warn: 1 Thes 5:14 we as Christians should warn the unruly or unholy. This means that in love we should approach a fellow Christian and warn them that what they are on the wrong path. We should care enough for the brethren to warn them.
Comfort: 1 Thes 5:14 if one lives long enough the less your mind remembers. We should comfort those that can not care for themselves. Gal 6:2 The body of Christ should care for those that can't do for themselves. Supporting the weak or broken. We sacrifice to give to others that give themselves.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on March 21, 2018 (Wednesday).|
|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).|
|Hope Makes Us Not Ashamed|
|Romans 5:3-8 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Hope is something we have in the flesh. We have many hopes that fail us. There are many disappointments in our lives where hope failed. Hope is a process and can not be just given in whole. God will lead one through hard things in a Christians life to add hope in their life. Tribulation works patience. The patience learned during the tribulation period is much greater than the hardship. Tribulation brings an experience and is a Devine appointment from God. Only thru the experience brings out hope. The good things come from the most work. A marriage is a hard road to travel but during the hard work and experience brings hope. One can never be disappointed in hope when it comes thru God.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on January 22, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|Called, Preserved and Sanctified|
|Jude 1:1-2 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|God became a servant to us when He came to earth in the form of a man. How many go out into the world and take on the Christian attitude of truly being a servant? The greatest in the kingdom of God is the servant. We should love one another as Christ loves us. We live in a battle every day. We must be servants of God, willing to work and fight for His glory. Once one has become employed they must do the job. Every one of us are vessels unto God. So who are you? We are the called. Titus 2:11 Only a few will believe even though all are called. You're not here because you decided to, you're here because He called you. You're not saved because you seemed after Jesus, you're saved because He went search for you. Are you called by God? To be a servant you must not have pride in your life because you must lower yourself before others. An invitation must be given before your allowed to come in. Have you been sealed by God? In order to be preserved one must cover it completely. Something that's preserved can't go bad. Now the earthly flesh goes bad over time and will eventually turn back to dirt, but the inward man, the soul will last forever. Some question eternal salvation but it's very clear. Either what Jesus said was truth or it's not. The promise is not based on our ability but His. Being preserved means you are forever in and the world comes out of you, you are forever changed. Being called is an event. Sanctification is an ongoing process of change where God is making us more like Him. He is trying to make the spiritual man on the inside more than the earthly man on the outside. Trying to do things on your own will never work out without Gods work through sanctification. In order for a fruit tree to bare more fruit it must be trimmed and pruned. It doesn't feel good to be pruned and trimmed but the end result is more fruit, better fruit.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on July 31, 2016 (Sunday Evening).|
|Isaiah 64:6-8 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|There are times in our Christian walk where we think we've got it all figured out but, our righteousness is of filthy rags. Once we think we've got it figured out, that is when we are about to fall. So at the best that we could do, our works are as filthy rags compared to Gods glory. We all fall short daily and must repent before God. When you get into a hopeless condition with sin, just call on Jesus. Being in sin is truly a hopeless condition. If your saved you can not walk in sin. You might be able to walk in it for awhile but God will not dwell with sin therefore you will walk further and further from Him. A good potter will start out with a lump of unformed clay beginning to work it until it's something that both the potter and others would be proud of. If we were the potter we would just get rid of the lump of clay instead of making it better. At the root of being prepared and ready for church is getting the imperfections out, the sins that are in our lives.|
|Preached by Bruce Whitehead on June 8, 2016 (Wednesday).|