by Stan Coffey

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Getting Failure Under Control (3 of 6)
Stan Coffey

Today we are going to talk about Getting Failure under control. I know one thing, it applies to everyone in our audience. The Bible says, we've all sinned and come short of the glory of God. Failure is universal, but failure is not final.

Psalm 23:3 – "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."

I want to ask you a question this morning. What do the following men have in common?

John Mark
Simon Peter
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Everybody here today who knows the Lord

These are all people who love and serve God, who believe in God and who were used of God and yet there were times when they go out of fellowship with God and they had to be restored to the Lord.

In fact, David prayed in Psalm, chapter 51, "Lord restore unto me the joy of thy salvation."

Now, he didn't pray, "Restore unto me thy salvation," because you can't lose salvation. Salvation is your relationship with God. You can't be unborn once you are born, anymore spiritually then you could be physically. Once you are born, then you have a father and that father is always your father. You cannot lose your relationship with God, but you can lose your fellowship with God.

Many people, that I know, have lost fellowship with God. They have to pray like David, "He restoreth my soul..." They have to be restored to that place of closeness and fellowship with the Lord.

Some of you are listening today who once had a greater prayer life then you have now, who once were a greater witness then you are now, who once had a joy and a zeal for serving God that you do not have today.

Some of you watching by television used to come to church every Sunday and now you don't come. You used to serve God, you used to sing in the choir, you used to teach a Sunday school class, you used to go out on visitation, but you got out of fellowship with God and you need to be restored.

I wan ...

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