Face Down in the Mud (5 of 23) by Jim Perdue

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Face Down in the Mud (5 of 23)
Series: Life by the Book
Jim Perdue
Psalm 119:25-32

We continue our study of Psalm 119 in a series entitled, Life By The Book. Tonight, we come to verses 25-32 as we consider the sermon subject, Face Down in the Mud. READ TEXT - PRAY

*I have a terrible memory. I don't know what it is, but I just don't remember things very well. Stephanie will remind me of places we've been or things I've said and I just don't remember. But one of my earliest childhood memories is making mud pies in the front yard. I remember scooping up the mud, placing it onto the platter, and patting it down nice and smooth. No, I didn't eat them. I know that's what you were wondering. One of my favorite high school football games was played in a monsoon. McConnell-Talbert Stadium was drenched with several inches of rain. And I got to run all over the field in the mud. It was so much fun. When I fell I would slide for about five or ten yards. Do you know that people these days pay big bucks for mud baths? That's right, they pay hundreds of dollars to spas and treatment centers to play in the mud. Maybe I was onto something as a kid. Let me be clear, however, I have never paid a spa for a mud bath…and I never will! Unless someone drugs me or knocks me out like B.A. Baracus on the A-Team and drags me up there.*

But that doesn't mean I haven't been down in the mud before. Sure when I was a kid I used to play in the mud, and when I was in the football player, I used to play in the mud, and I even like to play in the mud with my kids. But I'm not talking about that type of mud. I mean I've been face down in the mud figuratively speaking, just like you have at some point in your life more than likely.

In fact, we've all been face down in the mud before. It might be the mud of failure, personal failure in the home, on the job, or even among friends. Or it might be the mud of conviction and guilt over some sin in your life that God has exposed or that you a ...

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