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Am I Drifting?

TEXTHeb. 2:1-4

INTRODUCTION:

A.      J. D. TANT USED TO WARN AT THE CLOSE OF ALL HIS SERMONS:

"BRETHREN, WE ARE DRIFTING."

B.      THOSE WHO DRIFT WILL BE LOST.

          1.       From the truth( Gal. 1:6-9 ).

          2.       Personally( Heb. 10:35-39 ).

C.      DANGERS OF DRIFTING.

          1.       Takes no effort - Don't have to row against the current.

          2.       Requires nothing but passiveness - "neglect."

I.      AM I DRIFTING?

A.      WHEN I LET NEARLY ANYTHING KEEP ME FROM SERVICES.

          1.       Special responsibility on the Lord's day( Acts 20:7;  1 Cor. 16:1-2 ).

          2.       Responsible for all the services( Heb. 10:25; context ).

B.      WHEN I NEGLECT BIBLE STUDY ON A DAILY BASIS( 2 Pet. 3:18 ).

          1.       Phil. 1:9-11;  Eph. 4:14.

          2.       Heb. 5:12;  2 Tim. 2:15;  1 Pet. 3:15.

C.      WHEN I NEGLECT PRAYER( 1 Thes. 5:17;  Luke 18:1;  Phil. 4:6-7 ).

D.      WHEN I BECOME WORLDLY( 1 John 2:15-17;  2 Cor. 5:14-7:1 ).

          1.       In habit( 1 Pet. 4:1-4 ).

          2.       In speech( Eph. 4:29-32 ).

          3.       In thought( 1 Cor. 2:14-16;  Col. 3:1-2 ).

E.      WHEN I LOSE INTEREST IN THE SOULS OF OTHERS

          ( Rom. 10:13f.;  James 5:19-20;  Mat. 9:36-39 ).

II.     HOW DOES ONE KEEP FROM DRIFTING?

A.      WE HAVE THE PROMISE OF GOD( Heb. 6:13-20;  2 Tim. 2:11-12 ).

B.      WE HAVE THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS( Heb. 12:1-2 ).

CONCLUSIONAM I DRIFTING?