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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
June 11, 2017
Central Passage
Acts 26:24-31
Subject
A.M. Service
Description

INTRODUCTION:

            A.        If man is condemned, he will be lost forever; Matthew 25:46

            B.         Because of something you do, or fail to do; Romans 6:23; Matthew 7:21

            C.        In Agrippa’s case one word made the difference; ALMOST

                        1.         Paul before Agrippa; Acts 26:9-32

                        2.         Position, pride, and admirers

            D.        “Almost”, a little word, but what a depth of meaning

            E.         Today, a look at some reasons for and results of being “almost” a Christian

 

  I.        SOME WHO ARE ALMOST CHRISTIANS:

 

            A.        Those living within a Christian environment; John 3:3-5

            B.         Some have Christian principles; Acts 10:1-3

            C.        Others have partially obeyed the commands; Luke 6:46; Mark 16:16

            D.        Some intend to accept Christ “some day”; II Corinthians 6:2

            E.         These should be Christians instead of “ALMOST”

 

 II.        WHY SOME REMAIN ALMOST CHRISTIAN:

 

            A.        Do not realize their lost condition; John 3:36

            B.         Afraid of ridicule; Luke 9:26

            C.        Some are unwilling to relinquish sin; Romans 6:23

            D.        Afraid they cannot overcome sin; Philippians 4:13

            E.         Nothing important enough to keep a soul out of heaven; Luke 14:26-28

 

III.       RESULTS OF REMAINING ALMOST A CHRISTIAN:

           

            A.        No peace; Philippians 4:7

            B.         No pardon; Acts 4:12

            C.        No Power; Romans 4:24

            D.        No title to heaven; Revelation 21:27

            E.         These gifts may be yours only when you submit FULLY to God

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.        Are you almost a Christian?

            B.         The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come”!