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|Stay Away From Evil Things|
|1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 (Part of the The Need For Christian Duties series).|
|People don't want to hear this saying anymore. People want to live the way they want to, however they want and whenever they want. Once you're born again you are no longer yourself but holy. How many of you have damaged your testimony because you've messed with something that you know you shouldn't had? Did you know that people are watching you whether you want them to or not? To some people the only "bible" they know is thru your life. Staying away from evil cramps people's style.
Let's just be honest for just a minute, look in the mirror and you should see a person that has problems with staying away from evil. One of the hardest things to do is to control the tongue. The scripture doesn't just apply to the preachers or deacons. It was addressed to ALL Christians.
It's very difficult to get a persons confidence back after it's been lost. You're the one that the lost is watching and taking note on your actions. Christians have been pulled out of the world and therefore shouldn't be IN the world. The lost are constantly looking for hypocrites.
One must prove it first to make sure it's of a Godly nature. Do the "smell test". Stop and take the time to evaluate prior to doing them. There is no grey area when it comes to right or wrong. The grey area is created by us that wants to feel good about doing something wrong, therefore it would classified as wrong. The power of the church is based upon the faithfulness or life of its members. Phil 4:8, there are things that should be done in front of the lost.
One can't unscramble the eggs or put the toothpaste back into the tube. What do you do if you've messed things up with your testimony/life? Change, there is an expectation that each time you attend church there should be a change. When we change the lost will see it and want to know what's the difference. We should apologize to them for acting out wrong.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on June 24, 2018 (Sunday Morning).|
|Denying Ones Self|
|Matthew 16:24-26 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|You must give up yourself completely to God. A choice is made daily whether you will deny yourself and follow God. If you found yourself in the pits of hell you would give anything to not be there. The lost will have at least one opportunity to make a choice whether they will deny themselves and accept Jesus and His salvation. Those that are saved also have a choice whether they will deny themselves over Christ. If we want to be blessed of God then we MUST deny ourselves. The power of the church is leaving because we've let the flesh overtake us. It's a constant battle to overcome the flesh thru Christ. You money and other earthly possessions will ALL burn up in the end. The only thing that will stand is the work that has been done in His name. The flesh wants items in this world just because it's a lustful being. How often do you allow your tongue to ruin your witness or ruin denying yourself? It takes much discipline to walk in Christ's will. Do you find yourself wasting time for yourself during a free time?|
|Preached by Bruce Whitehead on February 17, 2016 (Wednesday).|
|Are You Doing Your Best? (Part 5)|
|2 Peter 3:11-18 (Part of the 2 Peter 3 series).|
|One can compare themselves to others, preachers, friends and family. Can you honestly say that you're doing your best for God? Do you believe the word of God? Almost all church members say they believe the word of God. The scripture says that whatever you do, do it the best that you can do. We mostly put more effort into worldly items. God's Word clearly says that we can do all things through Him, so why do we keep making excuses as to why we can't do something for Him? People attend church for various reasons, one is because it's just something one does on Sunday's. But God knows why you attended and where your heart is during the service. 1 Cor 2:4; Col 6:4, if you know God is coming back how should your conversations be? Just thinking back in the past week, was your actions, words and willingness of God? There are many people that really work but they work for the check. They never do their very best, just enough to get the paycheck. What type of person should you be knowing that God is coming back? The answer is the very best you can be. The problem is that you don't want to "pay" to do your best. All around us we have people that are addicted to this world in one way or another. Just getting by for Christ will not persuade a persons addiction. But not only that, if you don't give your best, you've made a choice to sin. Is it ok for the preacher to live any way they'd want to live? Why? God expects just as much from a church member as He does a preacher.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on February 14, 2016 (Sunday Morning).|
|Burning Others with Words|
|Matthew 26:69-75 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Our words are powerful, our speech betrays us too. If you're converted your speech should betray that. Your speech and actions should show you're a believer. The tongue can do more damage than the sword. There's a great danger. We damage people with our words. Col 4:6 the strength of the words come from the heart of man. Out of the evil of our heart we speak evil things. The Word of God says we should be slow to speak and swift to hear. We are required by the Word of God to keep ourselves accountable. We have been commissioned to spread the Word of God with speech. You have no right or excuse to speak evil as a child of God. Your tongue is like a flame. You can burn people if you're not careful. Let your speech be seasoned with salt. Not poured out with salt. Seasoned. Love your neighbor with grace but don't forget, just a little salt.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on February 7, 2016 (Sunday Morning).|
|Think Before You Speak|
|Philippians 1:25-30 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Everything will simply work out if we just obey God. It may nor be that every time we meet that someone gets saved, but the Word does not go out void. We don't always like to hear the Word of God but we should always be thankful and take it to heart. Once you've been convicted and you realize you're lost, it shouldn't take long for you to begin asking how to be saved. There are things that Christians should take head to. One of those is our conversation, our tongue. You should always stand behind what you say. Our tongue should not rule our lives and others in a negative way. We should have FULL control of our tongues. The flesh is contrary to good. Be careful around your children and what you say about about another. Do not teach them to speak about others negatively.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on June 25, 2014 (Wednesday).|