The Way Home
Dr. Adrian Rogers
2 Samuel 11:1-15
Would you take God's word tonight and turn with
me please to Second Samuel chapter 11. We're going to
read in a moment the story of David and Bathsheba.
The title of our message tonight, The Way Home. The
subject of the message tonight is the folly, the
danger, the tragedy, the heartbreak of backsliding.
Now, this is a camp meeting. It is not an
evangelist crusade. I hope that people will be saved,
and I want them to be saved. But primarily I'm going
to be speaking to God's people in this camp meeting.
We're here to rejoice in the Lord, but we're here to
look at our own lives and see what God would say to
us. And though we're here tonight to have a good
time, and folks we've had one, it's been wonderful,
but we're here also to think seriously and in keeping
with the urgency and emergency of the time in which we
live. And I want to say that God has set before this
church a great and awesome challenge, and it is
absolutely imperative that I be clean and pure. It is
absolutely imperative that our staff be clean and
pure. It is absolutely imperative that our deacons be
clean and pure, that our teachers be right with God.
And God help us that our people, every one of us,
shall be a clean people, a pure people, fit vessels
for God to use. And so I want you to think with me
tonight about the danger of backsliding in this
message I'm going to call The Way Home.
And I'm reading beginning in verse 1. "And it
came to pass after the year was expired and the time
when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab,
and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they
destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah.
But David tarried still at Jerusalem."
Notice the little word but. That is, there's an
inclination that he's doing something he ought not to
do. "But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it
came to pass in an ev ...
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