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Drifting (1 of 7)
Dr. Fred Lowery
Hebrews 2:1-3; Jeremiah 48:10; Hebrews 2:2-3
January 15, 2012
Is it possible to pray daily and still drift from God? Is it possible to attend church weekly and still drift from God? Is it possible to sing in the choir, teach a Connection Class, serve as a Deacon, serve on a church staff and drift from God? I think you probably know the answer to that because it's yes to all of those. It is not only possible but it is likely unless we intentionally do something to prevent it. That's why the Bible says so much about working out our faith because all of us face obstacles and struggles and temptations on our spiritual journey and it's always tempting to neglect the disciplines of our faith and get in a situation where we just are going to church; going through the motions; we're just in the routine but we're not as close to God as we once were.
A little boy said, "Lord, if you can't make me better don't worry about it because I'm having a lot of fun like I am."
It's like the 2 guys going down the interstate and one of them says, "Hey! Aren't we going in the wrong direction?" The other said, "Yeah, but we're making such good time, I hate to turn around."
Well, you know, we can get in to that kind of situation where we're getting further from God and we may not even realize it so what we're going to do these next few weeks, we're going to look at the book of Hebrews to renew that spirit, to get close to God, to refresh ourselves in the things of God and Hebrews helps us by pointing out the possible pitfalls and perils that can get us into trouble by pressing us not to give up; warning us against backsliding - drifting from God. There are at least 5 to 7 warnings in the book of Hebrews about getting away from God - drifting from God. Hebrews is kinda like a coach at halftime who's telling his team we can do this, we can win this game but we've got to stay alert and we've got to understand that we've made some mis ...
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