May 24, 2022 – Love Worth Finding By Adrian Rogers
TOPIC: What Does It Mean to Backslide?
PRAY OVER THIS:
“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.” (Revelation 2:5)
What is a backslider? A backslider is not an unsaved person. No unsaved person can be a backslider. When Christians use the term backslider we’re not talking about the lost, we’re talking about the saved. You must go somewhere in order to slide back; that is, you must have known the Lord before you can backslide away from Him. A lost person is just lost. The backslider is a saved person who’s out of fellowship with God.
If there was ever a time when you loved the Lord Jesus Christ more than you love Him at this moment; if there was ever a time when He meant more to you, when prayer was sweeter to you, when worship was more real to you, when your service was more effective for the Lord Jesus Christ; if there was ever a time like that when it was more than it is now, you may be backsliding.
- What might be some evidence that you are backsliding in your fellowship with Christ?
- What are some ways to guard against this each day?
Spend dedicated time in prayer, asking God to reveal where you might have backslidden and to renew your fellowship with Him.
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