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1 Not fit for the Kingdom Not fit for the Kingdom The Dog & The Sow

2 Looking Back Lots wifeLots wife Sick man for 38 yearsSick man for 38 years PeterPeter MarkMark Simeon sorcererSimeon sorcerer LaodiceansLaodiceans

3 The Dog & The Sow Dog returns to that which made him sick in the first place.Dog returns to that which made him sick in the first place. The sow returns to wallowing in the mire that made her unclean.The sow returns to wallowing in the mire that made her unclean.

4 II Peter 2:21,22 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, then having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, then having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

5 Turning back DemasDemas –II Timothy 4:10 Ananias & SapphiraAnanias & Sapphira –Acts 5:1-11 Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot –Matthew 26:14-16 Evil spiritEvil spirit –Matthew 12:43-45

6 Turning back... Causes? Lot’s wife - ?Lot’s wife - ? Peter – pridePeter – pride Judas - greedJudas - greed Ananias & Sapphira – honor of men & greedAnanias & Sapphira – honor of men & greed Demas – love of the worldDemas – love of the world Worries/cares/riches choke wordWorries/cares/riches choke word Context of II Peter 2 – false teachersContext of II Peter 2 – false teachers

7 Pressing On… Test of Faithfulness Corinthians turned to God and remained worldlyCorinthians turned to God and remained worldly Hebrews turned to God and did not matureHebrews turned to God and did not mature Galatians turned to God and were pulled back to JudaismGalatians turned to God and were pulled back to Judaism Colossians turned to God and were tempted to turn away by philosophy, persuasive words and empty deceitColossians turned to God and were tempted to turn away by philosophy, persuasive words and empty deceit Thessalonians turned to God and told it was in vain, having missed the resurrectionThessalonians turned to God and told it was in vain, having missed the resurrection

8 Pressing On Philippians 1:10, 2:14, 3:7,12Philippians 1:10, 2:14, 3:7,12 Hebrews 2:8, 4:1, 4:11,14Hebrews 2:8, 4:1, 4:11,14 Matthew 11:25-30Matthew 11:25-30 Titus 3:8Titus 3:8

9 Fit for the Kingdom Count the costCount the cost Serve in singleness of mindServe in singleness of mind Do not look backDo not look back Get rid of that which makes you ill & uncleanGet rid of that which makes you ill & unclean Don’t be the unfaithful servant in time of the King’s needDon’t be the unfaithful servant in time of the King’s need Press on toward the goalPress on toward the goal

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