by Steve Wagers

No Left Turns On This Highway
Steve N. Wagers
James 4:8
February 26, 2006
Under His Wings Graduation Service

Sermon Outline
1. The Presumption of Sinful Backsliding!
A) Uncontrolled Passion
B) Unguarded Principles
C) Unbroken Pride
2. The Prescription of Sincere Brokenness!
A) The Action We Must Take with Our Sin
B) The Attitude We Must Have for Our Sin
3. The Prediction of Spiritual Blessing!
A) The Foe that We Fight
B) The Friend that We Find

I suppose that every Christian longs to travel on the High Road to holiness, blessing and victory, but there are many detours, road blocks and potholes along the way. However, in the mercy of God, He has provided certain signposts, along the High Road, to get us on the right road, and to keep us on the right road. One such signpost is found in our text of James 4: 8, "Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you."

Billy Graham tells of a time, during the early years of his preaching ministry, when he was due to lead a crusade meeting in a town in South Carolina, and he needed to mail a letter. He asked a little boy in the main street how he could get to the post office. After the boy had given him directions, Billy said, "If you come to the central Baptist church tonight, I'll tell you how to get to heaven." The boy replied, "No thanks, you don't even know how to get to the post office!"

A policeman pulled a car over and told the driver he had won $5,000 dollars in the seatbelt competition. 'What are you going to do with the money?' asked the policeman. 'Well, I guess I should get a driver's license,' he answered. 'Oh, don't listen to him, 'said a woman in the passenger seat, 'He's a smart-alecky when he's drunk.' About that time, the guy in the backseat said, 'I knew we wouldn't get far in this stolen car.' At that moment there was a knock from the trunk and a voice said, 'Are we over the border yet?'

James uses some graphic language and imagery, in our text, to make us aware of the ...

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