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|A Voice Above All Other|
|John 10:1-5 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|God speaks to people in different ways. In Genesis you'll read how God spoke in the dreams of Joseph. Yet in Matthew 1:20-24; 2:13; 2:19; 2:22 we read where another Joseph was talked to in his dreams by God. However still today, God still speaks in many ways. Make sure when you think you hear God speak that it's of God. Gods made of wood, gold or stone will never speak back. Some are confused about Gods speech and expect Him to verbally speak in a loud voice to them. Some confuse His voice with things of this world. In the end, you WILL know when He speaks because His voice bares witness with your soul.
Have you ever thought about your kidneys functioned? How about your lungs when they expanded? Have you ever stopped to be thankful for those simple but very important things?
Not only does God speak to our mind but He also speaks to our hearts. Thru Gods speech to our hearts, conviction of sin is made therefore bringing forth repentance or Salvation. We should at all times pray without ceasing. Prayer is not just a one way speech but a two way conversation.
John 10:1-5 notice how the shepherd calls the sheep and they hear his voice and will only answer to his voice. If you're one of His then you know His voice and you should follow Him always.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on November 22, 2017 (Wednesday).|
|Getting Back To Basics|
|2 Timothy 3:10-17 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|We've all been called into the ministry whether it be a preacher to a song leader to a praying individual. All scripture is given by the inspiration of God. The end of all arguments starts and ends with the Word of God. We hear a lot about doctrine right now. We label everything from churches to books and hymnals. The first label that should be applied is, Christian. If you say that the spirit witnessed with you, it doesn't matter what you say if it doesn't line up with the Word of God. Some will say that the bible is hard to read, understand. That statement is true but we do not read the Sunday paper, it's an instruction manual from God Himself. All scripture is of God, not just the pieces that we like and then dismiss the parts that we don't like. Some doctrines will tell you that as long as you believe and follow God then you'll be blessed with all these wonderful things. However, the bible clearly states in 2 Tim 3:12 that if you live for Christ you will go thru problems, persecution. We should study the Word daily, reading it, meditating on it and memorizing it. People are looking for answers all over the place, so we should have an answer for them from God to help them. Many folks that's been saved for many years are still babes, still on the milk when it comes to their spiritual growth. At times when we study and read the bible the things that we read might hurt us like getting a spanked. Those things do hurt and they are there for reproof and not to ignore. During readIng the bible it will bring us to correction at times. Once correction is made we should repent. Your Sunday school teacher is probably a hypocrite just like the rest of us but that doesn't make it right. We will all fail at some point and tell someone to live this way but we will live the opposite. The devil will come between Christians and try to cause conflict with anything and it seems that a lot of it currently is about doctrine. In the end, the doctrine is good but Jesus is more important. The focus should be about Jesus and Him crucified. We get caught up in the happiness of the world and fail to see the goodness of the end reward.|
|Preached by Jeff Patton on June 7, 2017 (Wednesday).|
|What Does it Take to Worship?|
|Nehemiah 8:1-2 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Worship begins with self. A burden must take place before worship can begin. Anyone that has a hand, anyone that has a heart, do what God has called you to do. If you are a part of the body of Christ you should be shouting with joy. If God says it, then you can bank on it. If you have a grudge or anything that separates you from the brethren then you can not and will not have complete worship. In order to worship you must come expecting to worship. All you've got to do is ask God for more of Him. There are a lot of people that are simply satisfied with their salvation, but being satisfied is the problem with worship. Being saved should make you want more of Christ, not just some or a little.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on April 8, 2015 (Wednesday).|
|Contending for the Faith|
|Jude 1:3-4 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|We often treat our bibles as a spare tire, only pulling them out when we are flat in the spirit. Psalm 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do? Our culture wants to destroy God. If you work for Christ you will be labeled as different. The Word of God will never be destroyed. The world has rejected the the beginning of everything around us. The world will tell you that it was an explosion that created everything. The world claims that we crawled out of the world, turned into a monkey and then ultimately evolving into a human. The world doesn't want a God in their lives because it makes them accountable to a conviction. So what to we do to keep the foundation sure? Stand! Stand up for God! You as a Christian should remember that God is truth and everything else is a lie. We should all get a good education but if isn't of God, then it WILL fail in the end. How can anyone figure that a rock or the earth is a billion years old? Making an assumption about something can never end in a declared truth. Many believe that abortion is ok but, the Word of God declares that it's murder. Any type of sex outside of the bonds of marriage is fornication and is labeled the same as homosexuality and is a sin. Just because you love someone doesn't mean that you've rewritten the Word of God for your own life. The main reason why many can't contend for the faith is because people they do not know the truth, they do not study their bibles. Sunday school is a great way of learning the bible and training to contend for the faith. You not only have to know the truth but you must also know the difference. We also need to know the need. You can't take a position if you don't know the need. The people that are out there living in sin are not the enemy, they are simply lost. We have been challenged to take the Word of God to those people. We should never get angered at someone that's lost because they are only living what the world has taught them. Imagine being told that everything that you've been taught and believe is all a lie. How would you feel? All of the attacks that come from the world, it will not end. Not only will it not end, it will get worse and worse. We must take a stand and say, we are following God no matter what. When the going gets tough, look up, look to Christ.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on January 25, 2015 (Sunday Evening).|
|Do You Believe?|
|John 20:19-31 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|During this time of the season we all know what it means. Some movies during this time state, seeing is believing. During the time of Moses, even after he did great things through God, they seen him do these things first hand but they still didn't believe. Many people will see and touch things and believe in them but those are all worldly things. We have faith and we believe that our vehicles will start each day but one day they will fail us. Belief is a big world. Believing in something like Santa is not a bad thing but the things that are given will all soon pass away or get old. The only way to Jesus Christ is to believe in Him. What will believing in something outside of Jesus Christ get you in life? Believing in Jesus Christ doesn't mean that your life will be easy and without difficulties. Love, Joy, Peace, Long-suffering, Gentleness, Faith and Meekness are all things that Jesus gives us. People are out there everywhere trying to find all of those things out in the world, but they will NEVER find it in the world. Whatever it is that you're looking for and needing, Christ is the answer. We ask our children what they'd like to have and they always answer with something. So the question to you is, what do you want? When someone gives you a gift for Christmas do you just leave it under the tree or do you take it?|
|Preached by Jeff Patton on December 7, 2014 (Sunday Morning).|