Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
BACKSLIDING IS MISERABLE
It is a miserable thing to be a backslider. Of all unhappy things that can befall a man, I suppose "backsliding" is the worst. A stranded ship, a broken-winged eagle, a garden overrun with weeds, a harp without strings, a church in ruins--all these are sad sights. But a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Backsliding starts in such a subtle way that most of us are not aware of it, and many of us may be
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Aug 31, 2009
A. M. Hills (From Backsliders and Worldly Christians):
"It is doubtful if a moral fall is ever abrupt. People decline in religion and backslide gradually.
They sing, Farther along we'll understand.
Oh, how I wish I'd been a holy man,
But I wandered so far astray
Now all I can see is Judgment Day.
I fell on my knees and begged for Your grace,
Then turned around and spat in Your face.
I walked along in my foolish will,
Now I fear
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 22, 2020
A little lamb and his mother passed the pig pen every day on their way to the pasture. The lamb looked longingly at the pigs wallowing in the mire, and he asked his mother if he could go and play in the mud. She’d say, “No, sheep don’t wallow.” But he would look over at those pigs in that mud.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 26, 2003
Many of us can remember when we were in grade school how whenever the teacher had to leave the classroom for some reason, she would always tell the class to, “Be quiet and study!” However we also remember that as soon as she left the room, the paper wads would begin to fly! Erasers would be flung
Contributed by Scott Bradford on Jun 20, 2013
TWO MILES OF DITCH
I was headed home late from a wedding reception and had about a two hour drive when a friend said to me, "Remember that for every mile you drive there are two miles of ditch".
I was in the car before that really sunk in, and then it hit me, for every path we walk, there
DEMAS LOST THE "SCENT"
A man bought a new hunting dog. Eager to see how the dog would perform, the man took him out to track a bear. No sooner had they gotten into the woods than the dog picked up the trail. Suddenly he stopped, sniffed the ground, and headed in a new direction. He had
Robert Robinson was a wild young man who came to repentance listening to a George Whitefield sermon. He later became a pastor and wrote a couple of hymns, particularly the famous, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing", which was written in 1757.
Later in life, Robinson wandered from the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"With deep repentance and sincere faith, find your way back from your backsliding. It is your duty, for you have turned away
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008
A. M. Hills (From Backsliders and Worldly Christians) -- "It is doubtful if a moral fall is ever precipitous. People decline in religion and backslide gradually. Like descending a stairway, they go down step by step."
Herman Melville -- "We warn you against little concessions,
Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Apr 3, 2008
The teacher asked, "Can someone tell me the lesson we have learned from the book of Jonah?" A little boy raised his hand and said, "I know what I have learned
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 11, 2010
Charles Spurgeon said, “Though the winning of souls be a great thing, though the edifying of believers be an important matter, though the reclamation of backsliders calls for earnest attention, yet never, never, never may we cease from praising and magnifying the name of the well-beloved. This is
Contributed by Michael West on Oct 2, 2008
There are three classes of people in congregations today, unblessed, uncommitted and the committed. Unblessed do not believe sufficiently in God's wisdom to run their lives completely; they know it means surrender and commitment. The uncommitted aren't rebels, but they are the ones who are
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Nov 18, 2006
“Out of Bounds”
The old shepherd who offered prayer in a Welsh revival meeting put it exactly right when he expressed grief for his backsliding in these words: “Lord, I got among the thorns and briars, and was scratched and torn and bleeding; but, Lord, it is only
Here’s the bad news
It’s the fact that none of us can ever be worthy; it’s the truth that no one can ever earn or merit God’s grace or favor that is the bad news of the gospel. It has been a universal disease of humanity that we want to be worthy. When we have toiled through the heat of the day
A couple moved into a community. The wife was a backslid Christian, the husband had never received Christ. They were visited a couple of times by members of the local church. They became almost abusive in stating that they wanted to be left alone. One day the wife was looking out the front window
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 28, 2008
Dear Lord! accept a sinful heart,
Which of itself complains,
And mourns, with much and frequent smart,
The evil it contains.
There fiery seeds of anger lurk,
Which often hurt my frame;
And wait but for the tempter’s work,
To fan them to a flame.
Legality holds out a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 22, 2009
A.W. Tozer and Andrew Murray on Humility
Humility and dying to myself are inseparable.
A.W. Tozer nailed the nail on the head, saying, “In every Christians heart there is a cross and a throne and the Christian is on the throne till he puts himself on the cross; if he refuses the cross he remains