“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

30/05/2021 – Evening Service: Recovering from backsliding

Bible Readings:

Genesis 35:1 – 15

Revelation 2:1-17, 3:14 – 22

Sermon Outline:

Genesis 35:1 (NKJV)

1 Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”

I  God’s word

1 Peter 1:5 (NKJV)

5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

II  Take it off, cast it out

III  God’s protection

Genesis 35:5 (NKJV)

5 And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

IV Reassurance from the Lord

Genesis 35:9 (NKJV)

9 Then God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him.

“Backsliders begin with dusty Bibles and end with filthy garments.” — C.H. Spurgeon

“It is dangerous to backslide in any degree, for we know not to what may lead.” — C.H. Spurgeon

“It may be hard going forward, but it is worse going back.” — C.H. Spurgeon

Unsaintly saints are the tragedy of Christianity” — A.W. Tozer