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|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).|
|Righteousness (Part 2)|
|Romans 10:1-10 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Deut 30 references Rom 10:5. One must complete the law in its entirety. No one has been able to keep the law perfectly therefore we are guilty. The works of the flesh will not be accepted as a payment into Heaven. Jesus Christ would have never been sent as a sacrifice if there was another way into Heaven. Do you think you're a good person? If you're trying to get into Heaven by any other way but by Jesus Christ then you're creating a self righteous religion that will get you into Hell. There is a way that seems right but it WILL lead to death, Hell. How many people go to the doctor if they are well? Likewise, how many people will go to Jesus when everything seems to be going good? Most people judge their relationship with Christ by watching others. If that person lives just as good as they do then everything just be ok.
Perfection is the only thing that will go to Heaven. There is not a single person that has mastered perfection. What makes a person perfect is by accepting Christ as their savior. Who in their right mind would say that they would rather go to Hell than to Heaven? Christ has already done everything He can to allow you to go to Heaven.
So how do you get saved? There is one thing required and that's to believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, Rom 10:9-10;13.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on January 7, 2018 (Sunday Morning).|
|Righteousness (Part 1)|
|Romans 10:1-10 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|If you ask anybody if they would go to Heaven, most would say yes that they would. Most are not even saved but think they're good enough to get into Heaven. The prayer should be for those that are lost to be saved. In order for soul to be saved it must know that it's lost. We live in a culture that think they are moral and good and do not think they need God. Prov 30:12 does this not sound like we are living in this generation? Visiting an altar does not make one saved. Church attendance will not make one saved.
It's very important that you look at yourself in the mirror and make sure that your sins are taken care of with God. Self is usually at the heart of the sin. Those that go around establishing how righteous they are, are like white sepulchers. The outsides look and seem beautiful but on the inside they are full of death, rotting flesh and bones. Self righteousness is for what? What does it gain you to be self righteous? We are born into a self righteous body that we all struggle with. If you don't think there is a problem then that's one of your problems. Simply looking at church attendance and comparing the numbers for each service will quickly explain a self righteous attitude they people do not need to worship or repent. 2 Cor 10:12 comparing us to the dung, waste of cattle - farmers look at the waste in order to make sure they are healthy and eating correctly. In the end, it's still dung, waste. One pile of dung is just the same as another pile of dung just the same as one person is just a human the same as the next.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on January 3, 2018 (Wednesday).|
|Rules of Gift Giving|
|2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|The gift of God is simply, John 3:16. He gave the unspeakable gift. Beginning from the last, everything comes from God. Not one person has anything unless it comes thru God first. We as humans are selfish creatures by nature. God wants to give you His undeserved love. Many holidays come and go and they revolve around giving, however we should be a giver everyday. If you're judging the gift by its size then you've missed the point. One doesn't give because of self, one gives because they are loved. We've been given the greatest gift, love, that it should cause one to give it back.
There should be a time when you've found yourself in want. Bills to pay, missing food on the table or even gas to fuel the car. During that time, God might come to you and ask you to give to someone else. Now money is not something that can be controlled and many of billionaires worry about it till they die.
One point to be a good giver is to give abundantly and not sparingly. Just as sowing seeds, one doesn't plant one seed expecting hundreds of plants.
Point two, give purposely. One should purpose in their heart to love God and to pray for the need or gift. God knows the need and therefore we should obey what He tells us to give.
The third point is to give freely. This doesn't mean to smile while you gift it. Without a grudge or necessity. If it bothers you to give then you're giving wrongly.
If how you give is based on how you feel at the moment then the devil will talk you out if it every time. God tries to teach His lesson on giving by your obedience. When God tells you to give, give without question. No matter how much one gives, one can NEVER out-give Gods giving. We give because if we sow it, we will reap it as long as it's done by the above three points. The second reason is because God loves a cheerful giver. Wouldn't we all want to please God? Now when the offering was being taken, God is always watching. He knows what's in your pocket, He knows what's in your heart and He knows what He told you. It's not about how much is put it but why it was put in. Our church does not tell you how much to give because an amount is not biblical in today's time. The Old Testament explain a tenth but the New Testament explains that it's based on what God tells you to give and what you're willing to give. If you're worried about giving then you're worried about the wrong thing. 2 Cor explains that always God will take care of all needs.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on December 24, 2017 (Sunday Morning).|
|(Part of the Revival 2013 series).|
|Almost means nearly or very close. It is an excuse. God has given us a right mind. God rewards faithfulness. Salvation is not about what you do. Exam yourself to know whether or not you've been saved. You should have an affirmation of your salvation. You should respond to the call. He will finish any work he has started. He is looking for a willing vessel. Confession is good for the soul! You are held accountable for what you know. If you will draw nigh to The Lord, he will draw nigh to you. God is cultivating your heart. He makes his abode on the inside. Do you have a desire to follow The Lord? You aren't doing God any favors. It's not about"I" it's about him. The church is spiraling upward. The Lord gives power and sound mind not fear. Even in your failures and mistakes, you can't fall away from his grace. The law is written on your heart. Forsake all to follow him! If you are right with God you can be right with anyone. You won't continue in sin. Flee from even the appearance of sin. Life and death is right before you and all you have to do is be saved. You aren't alone and he wants to give you all he has to offer. But, you have to let go and run to The Lord. You are begotten by the word. You can't serve God if you are not right with your brother. Love is where it's at. Today is the day to proclaim the gospel. Just let go and sell out! All you have to do is come and dine. Persecution is coming. If you listen to the devil you will walk a mile with him before you realize it. Does what you have, have spiritual value? Do you have a counterfeit? If it didn't cost you something it probably wasn't worth anything. Are you changing? Or are you stagnant? Almost thou persuadest me... You know the truth.|
|Preached by Jason Blair on June 18, 2013 (Revival).|