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1 BACK LIDING s 1. The Problem 2. Who is a backslider? Why do people backslide? 3. The Way Home for a backslider

2 BACK LIDING s

3 s 1. The Problem 2. Who is a backslider? Why do people backslide? 3. The Way Home for a backslider

4 “For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn 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” 2 Pet. 2:20-22

5 2 Pet. 2:20-22  Escaped world  Again entangled  Worse than the beginning  Better not to have known  Proverb ~ Dog / Pig

6 When we become a Christian... When we become a Christian...  Born again - Jn. 3:3-5  Put on Christ – Gal. 3:26-27  Give up evil - Rom. 12:1-2  Quit sin of any form – 1 Cor.6:10  Stops all worldliness –1Thes.5:22  Starts doing spiritual things

7 Starts back into Sin Starts back into Sin  Returns to cursing, drinking  Stops attending services  Stops reading the Bible, praying  You cannot be a worldly Christian Trying to live as a Christian And living as a sinner at the same time

8 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Gal. 6:7-8

9 “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish” Gal. 5:17

10 "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” Rev. 2:4  “Left” = abandoned, to leave  “first love” = excitement when they first obeyed

11  He is lukewarm and indifferent  No excitement in his heart  Attendance is not important

12 May come to worship, but does not worship because they are not engaged.

13 A backslider loves worldly things  Job  Sports  Entertainment  Hobbies

14 "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." Lk. 12:15

15 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matt. 6:24

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18 Attacks in our weakest spot “ ” Heb. 12:1 “ let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us ” Heb. 12:1 Strong DrinkTemper ???

19 “Blessed are the pure in heart” Matt. 5:8 “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Prov. 4:23 Gal.5:15 “bite and devour one another” An Impure heart leads to sin Sin leads us to backsliding

20 Gal. 1:6-7 “removed” “pervert the gospel” Gal. 3:1 “not obey the truth” Gal. 5:7 “who did hinder you” Immature Unstable Confuse Backslide

21 “Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits.” 1 Cor.15:33 Sin is not as bad Not as cautious Begin to do same Friends with Evil people

22 1 Kings 11:1-4 “For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.”

23 “ Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season ” Heb. 11:25 Go back to sin

24 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Gal. 6:9 No one Cares Others fall church troubles

25 BACK LIDING s “The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above” Prov. 14:14

26 Salvation Hear the gospel (Rom. 10:17) Believe In Jesus (Jn. 8:24) REPENT of your sins (Lk. 13:3) Confess your faith(Matt. 10:32-33) Baptized Into Christ (Acts 2:38) Faithful until death (Rev. 2:10) REMISSION OF SINS


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