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Are We Of Them That Draw Back? | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Are We Of Them That Draw Back?

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I. Introduction:

A. God’s people of old were notorious for very brief faithfulness (Hosea 6:4; 11:7).

  1. At times, their faithfulness was only as long as they had leadership (Judges 2:18-19).
  2. At other times, it didn’t matter who led them; they had their hearts set on failure (Psalms 106:6-16).
B. A lack of faithful finishers didn’t change once Jesus entered into this world (John 6:60-66).
  1. Some were never really there (I John 2:19).
  2. Some just aren’t rooted enough to avoid and/overcome temptation (Luke 8:13; cf. Romans 13:12-14).

II. Body: What About Us (Hebrews 10:35-39)?

A. Cast not away your confidence (I John 2:28).
  1. Think about the language of casting something away (i.e. Mark 10:50).
  2. Our confidence is what we are to hold on to until the end (Hebrews 3:1-6).
  3. Is your relationship with God, your brethren, and the hope of eternal life a garment to be tossed aside (I John 4:7-20, Jude 1:21, and I Timothy 6:11-12)?
  4. Would you toss away the efforts that have been made for us by Christ and others (I Corinthians 15:3 and II Timothy 2:8-10)?
B. The great recompense of reward (Hebrews 11:24-26).
  1. “What shall a man give in exchange for his soul” (Mark 8:31-38)?
  2. The fact is, nothing on this earth gives you a fair exchange rate for your soul; for all these things are temporary in pleasure and existence (Ecclesiastes 5:10-16 and I John 2:15-17).
  3. Think about it (Isaiah 51:6)!
C. To receive the promise, you have need of endurance (Matthew 10:22).
  1. Endure through temptations (James 1:12).
  2. Let the things we face be your fuel to victory rather than your destruction (Psalms 119:67-71 and James 1:2-3).
D. There is nothing good about drawing back (II Peter 2:20-22).
  1. God asks, “why” (Ezekiel 33:10-11)?
  2. For the child of God, turning back offers nothing to gain (Romans 6:17-23 and I Timothy 6:6-10)!

III. Conclusion: Don’t be of those that draw back. Be the just that live by faith (Romans 1:16-17).

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