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|Why Have You Done This?|
|Jonah 1:1-17 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Why did Jonah want to disobey God? It wasn't that he just wanted to rebel against God. He tried to get away from the presence of God. Our human flesh does not want to have anything to do with God. Have you ever looked in the mirror of self and wondered why you did a certain something? Why did Eve go out and do what God plainly told her the one thing not to do? Because of Adam and Eve we were cursed to die and suffer. Now we are not talking about the lost, we talk about the ones that are saved and know better. We could go down all of the scripture looking at all the followers of God and see where they made a choice to go against God. The reason that the saved can't keep themselves is because we are all sinners, we live in a sinful body. One can't sow a seed in the flesh and expect it to grow spiritual fruit. Even a farmer knows that he can't plant an apple seed expecting to grow an orange. Having a thought is not the sin, it's when the thought is acted upon is when sin is conceived. What's so appealing to the comfort of our bed, the softness of our pillows that causes us to not come to church on Sunday mornings? Every day Christians are making the choice to do what they want to do instead of turning their life back to God. Just as God prepared a fish for Jonah He will prepare something in the Christians life to turn them back. There is a time coming in a backslid Christians life that God will either turn you around or take you out. You're either running from God because you're lost or because you're backslid. If you keep going back to the sins of this world and can't seem to avoid those things that you're probably lost. Once you've been born a again you will not want to do those things because you're a changed person. Just as any good and loving parent will do God will also chasten His children when they do wrong. He does this because He loves His children and wants them to behave.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on February 10, 2019 (Sunday Morning).|
|Galatians 6:7-10 (Part of the The Need For Christian Duties series).|
|Seems as if there is a great need for patience. Folks don't seem to want to wait anymore for just about everything. When we plant a garden we plant seeds, those seeds take time to grow. If one is patient then they should receive a great harvest.
There is a reaping whether it be a good harvest or bad. Depending on what is sowed depends on what is reaped. Consequences for sin is a harvest that can never be removed for the rest of ones life. We all have a choice to make whether they will do good or bad. Don't be deceived because the penalty for sin is great. Some of the leaders of our country are deceived. We can make laws and change them to try to make a persons live a certain way but none of these changes will ever lead to goodness. People no longer have the fear of God in their hearts therefore they live a life of worldliness. God holds your very breath and should be reverenced as such. For whatever reason God still has mercy for this country even though most have forgotten who He truly is.
No matter where you go in your life at least one of Gods people will be with you. Don't be deceived by what the world says. Just as in Noah's time, they mocked God and him as he built the ark. In the end, God sent the flood and only saved those that believed In Him, Noah's family.
Now if one plants a seed of corn then one expects a stalk of corn to grow from that seed. Why would anyone expect anything less about the choices of the way they live and sow life or death. There is a difference in knowing that you're doing wrong and continuing and not knowing. To know and do against it is called rebelling.
One can't live like they want to during the week and expect God to be worshipped on Sunday. So we should sow to the Spirit Monday thru Sunday and we will reap what we sow. How many struggle on Mondays to show your happy in your spirit? We should take every opportunity we get to uplift our fellow man especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. But, something holds us back and it's because we are humans and therefore we are sinners. We should fight against the sinful nature of our flesh striving to overcome it to uplift the name of Jesus.
If you act like, dress like, talk like and look like the world, then how is the world supposed to know that you're a Christian?
Seeds don't grow instantly, therefore don't give up. People usually don't come to Jesus instantly, don't give up on them! Keep planting the seeds of love and be patient.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on March 11, 2018 (Sunday Evening).|
|Are You Slinging The Seed?|
|Mark 4:13-20 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|A constant is that those that are saved should be sowing. When you sow your salvation it will go everywhere. It's everyone's jobs to sow the Word of God, not just the preachers. Another constant is the seed which does not change. Be consistent in front of others. Stop changing, wavering in your faith and just get out there and sow the seeds. The variables are the first point and that is the wayside, hard ground. Some are hard hearted and the seed can't be planted because the seed can't take root. The devil comes in and snatches the seed up. God didn't call us to be tillers, only sowers. Another variable is the stony ground. While the dirt surrounding the rocks is broken up, the rocks will not allow the seeds to get nutrients and not able to bare fruit and quickly dies. These are people that are looking for peace, joy or love but think they are saved but are not. They were "saved" through emotions which means they were not saved at all. We are not a grounds keeper, but a sower only. The third variable was the thorny ground. The seed will reach the good soil and will receive the seed but is quickly smothered out by the thorns. These are the people that think they are saved but the lusts of the world quickly kill it. We are not a bush hog, we are a sower only. Once the convicting power of God tears up your ground, breaks up you hardened heart, fertilizes it with some fear, love and faith, the seed will take hold and grow to produce fruit. So what must we as a saved person do in order for the seed to grow in order to produce fruit? We must pray for the ground to become made ready to receive the seed. God must make the ground ready. We must pray for the strongholds to be removed.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on May 18, 2016 (Wednesday).|
|Ruth 1:1-7 (Part of the Ruth 1 series).|
|Some think they can figure it out on their own without the help of God. But, what you sow you shall reap. Some will turn their back on the church for the smallest thing thinking they've made a good decision but, when they turn their back on the church they e turn towards the enemy. If one stays out in sin, there is a price to pay. If one has made a decision to turn their back on God, they've made a choice to take the consequences for their actions. One may think they'll just lay out of church this one time or do this one thing just once but it slowly turns into a long time, a more than once occasion. If a parent raises a child with the sins of the world, you'll raise a child thinking it all right to compromise God's Word. The devil will take everything you've got if you give him a little. Have you ever heard anyone say it was a good idea to turn from God?|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on March 2, 2016 (Wednesday).|
|Unexplained Mercy and Undeserving Grace|
|2 Samuel 12:24-25 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|There is only so far you can go and only so much power you can have. When we sin, we violate a Holy God. We are all sinners and deserve nothing but death for that sin. You can not do the things of this world and get by. God loves you whether you love Him|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on May 19, 2013 (Sunday Morning).|