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What to do When a Saint Strays (14 of 14)
Series: Christianity in Shoeleather
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
October 28, 2007
When you hear that somebody in the church has fallen into sin ... what is your first thought? "What were they thinking?" "How could they let that happen?" "What's the rest of the story?" "What will that mean for their family?" "How will God deal with them?" "How could they be so careless." "I'm glad I'm not in their shoes." "How they could show their face at worship?"
Those may be your first thought .. but what about your first reaction? Making a few phone calls: "Have you heard what so-and-so did?" Perhaps an email: "Have you heard the latest about so-and-so?" Are you a part of the Baptist Grapevine? Which by the way .. I believe is faster than the speed of light!
When a saint strays .. are you burdened enough to confront and to care? Well ... today I've got some good news and some sad news. The good news is that today from the book of James .. we're going to learn what to do when a saint strays. The sad news is that we are concluding our study of the book of James under the heading: CHRISTIANITY IN SHOELEATHER.
Now our Media Ministry is making available this entire series of messages on CD which would make a wonderful Christmas gift. And I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to share with others what we've enjoyed together Sunday by Sunday.
Now as we consider James 5 ... we're reminded that we're not only called to win the lost .. we're called to win the saved!
What to do When a Saint Strays
Vv. 19-20, "Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins."
So what do we do when a saint strays from God and fr ...
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