Consequences Of Failure
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Sin is failure to please God (IChronicles 10:13).
1. You sin by transgressing His law (IJohn 3:4).
2. You sin by not doing what you know you should do (James 4:17).
3. You sin by doing anything unrighteous (IJohn 5:17).
4. You sin by doing what you don’t know is right (Romans 14:23).
B. To fail, you do not have to be “really bad” (James 2:8-12).
1. An envious person shares the same failure as a murderer (Galatians 5:19-21).
2. Failures of fornication is no different than lying (Colossians 3:5-9).
3. You can fail by doing “right things” the wrong way (Proverbs 16:25 and Matthew 7:21-23).
II. Body: The Consequences Of Failure Are Severe (Hebrews 10:26-31).
A. Fail and you get to go to Hell. Does that sound good (Mark 9:43-48).
1. Failure gets you unquenchable fire (Matthew 3:8-13).
2. Failure gets you everlasting fire (Matthew 25:31-46).
3. Failure gets you everlasting destruction (IIThessalonians 1:7-9).
B. Failure means your relationship with God is broken (IIChronicles 24:20, Isaiah 59:1-3, IJohn 3:8-10, and IIJohn 1:9).
1. Failure means that God is not hearing you anymore (Psalms 66:18, Ezekiel 8:17-18, and IPeter 3:12).
2. The way He views the prayers of those who fail Him tells it all (Proverbs 28:9).
3. Everything of God is lost until/unless you repent (Ezekiel 18:30-32).
C. Consider what you lose when you fail (Jeremiah 5:25).
1. You lose all your good works (Ezekiel 18:24; cf. IIJohn 1:8).
2. You lose fellowship with the brethren (IIThessalonians 3:6 and IJohn 1:3-7).
3. Christians have a peace (Colossians 3:15), that is lost in failure (Isaiah 48:22).
4. You lose freedom from sin by failing (IIPeter 2:20-22).
5. In the end, you lose Heaven (ICorinthians 6:9-10).
III. Conclusion: To Avoid Failure, Avoid Temptation (James 1:13-16)!
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