Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
August 3, 2014
August 31, 2014
Celebrating 55+ years as a church.
Morning service and afternoon cookout
No evening service
1 Kings 9 1 And it came to pass,
Everything does, good or bad.
Whatever your situation right now, it will change.
It may get better; it may get worse.
That depends a lot on the
choices we make.
Deuteronomy 11 26 Behold, I set before you this
day a blessing and a curse; 27 A blessing, if ye obey
the Commandments of the LORD your God, which
I command you this day: 28 And a curse, if ye will
not obey the Commandments of the LORD your
God, but turn aside out of the Way which I
command you this day, to go after other gods,
which ye have not known.
We get to choose what we want.
1 And it came to pass, when
Solomon had finished the
building of the house of the
LORD, and the king's
house, and all Solomon's
desire which he was
pleased to do, 2 That the
LORD appeared to
Solomon the second time,
as He had appeared unto
him at Gibeon.
3 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy
prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made
before Me: I have hallowed this house, which thou
hast built, to put My Name there forever; and Mine
eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually.
When God deliberately and openly
occupies a space, it is Holy.
Solomon’s heart was toward God at this time,
and God heard and answered his prayer.
I want this church to be a
place that is very evidently
House of worship
4 And if thou wilt walk before Me, as David thy
father walked, in integrity of heart, and in
uprightness, to do according to all that I have
commanded thee, and wilt keep My Statutes and
Live life God’s Way.
5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom
upon Israel forever, as I promised to David thy
father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon
the throne of Israel.
6 But if ye shall at all turn from following Me, ye or
your children, and will not keep My Command-
ments and My Statutes which I have set before
you, but go and serve other gods, and worship
them: 7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land
which I have given them; and this house, which I
have hallowed for My Name, will I cast out of My
sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword
among all people:
8 And at this house, which is high, every one that
passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and
they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto
this land, and to this house? 9 And they shall
answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God,
who brought forth their fathers out of the land of
Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and
have worshipped them, and served them: therefore
hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.
People’s lives are in such a mess, and
they don’t even understand why.
Proverbs 14 14 The backslider in heart shall be
filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be
satisfied from himself.
To backslide is to turn from following God with
all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.
…(October 1630 – 4 May 1677)
was an English Christian
Theologian, and mathematician.
Jeremiah 2 19a Thine own wickedness shall correct
thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: …
The worldly troubles that come into a
backslider’s life are of his own making.
They may be financial, many health
problems, rebellious, ungodly children,
divorce, or many others.
Hebrews 10 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our
faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that
promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to
provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as
the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:
and so much the more, as ye see the day
approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we
have received the knowledge of the Truth, there
remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a
certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Troubles are guaranteed in a backslider’s life.
The way he lives brings them.
Sin produces its own reward.
As I taught recently, there are sins of
commission and sins of omission.
We commit sins when we wilfully do things
forbidden by God’s Holy Word.
We commit sins when we get lax in doing those
things which God’s Word teaches us to do.
Hebrews 10 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but
if any man draw back, My Soul shall have no
pleasure in him.
A Christian should live like a Christian.
Fully trusting God and God alone.
Looking forward unto eternity with The Lord.
Never drawing back or even looking back.
Jeremiah 3:22 (TLB) "O My rebellious children,
come back to Me again and I will heal you from
your sins." And they reply, "Yes, we will come, for
you are the Lord our God.
1 John 1 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from
Let’s draw close to God.
Only one thing puts distance between
God and one of His children: Sin
Sins of omission
Sins of commission
Church – Let’s repent and draw
nigh unto God.