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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
July 9, 2017
Central Passage
2 Peter 3:14-18
Subject
A.M. Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:     

            A.        Fruit bearing is a part of the Christian life; Luke 13:6-9; John 15:2

            B.         Christians must grow in the Lord; Galatians 5:22-23

            C.        Christians who fail to be active will fall from grace:

                        1.         Many deny this possibility, yet scripture clearly proclaims it; Galatians 5:4

                        2.         What does God have to say about falling from grace?

 

  I.        “BEWARE, LEST YE FALL”: II Peter 3:17

 

            A.        From your steadfastness; I Corinthians 15:58; Hebrews 3:14

            B.         From your first love; Revelation 2:4

                        1.         Remember, repent and do; Revelation 2:5

                        2.         Be faithful; Revelation 2:10

            C.        From true (sound) doctrine; Revelation 2:20

                        1.         John wrote; Revelation 2:24-26

                        2.         Paul stated; Galatians 1:6-9

 

 II.        “YE ARE FALLEN FROM GRACE”: Galatians 5:4

 

            A.        False teachers and circumcision; Old Testament teaching:

                        1.         Not included in New Testament practice; Galatians 5:2       

                        2.         Some embracing it and insisting that others do the same; Galatians 5:3-4

            B.         Manmade doctrines and commands; Matthew 15:9

                        1.         Vain – “with no avail or effect”

                        2.         They fail to give their “hearts”; Matthew 15:8

                        3.         “Ye are fallen” Galatians 5:4

            C.        Adding to or subtracting from; Deuteronomy 4:2; Revelation 22:18-19

 

III.       SCRIPTURAL WARNINGS: II Peter 3:17

 

            A.        Paul warned; Galatians 5:4

            B.         “No other gospel”; Galatians 1:8-9

            C.        The Hebrew writer stated; Hebrews 2:3

            D.        Peter wrote; II Peter 2:20-22

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.        Christians may live in ways that will make them fall from grace

            B.         Let us examine ourselves so that we may serve God acceptably