Are You Drifting?<br />
Things You Should Know About Drifting…<br />Drifting requires NO effort. Heb. 2:1<br />It can be an unconscious process…<b...
Things You Should Know About Drifting…<br />We never drift upstream or against the tide…<br />Faith in the Lord is like pa...
Things You Should Know About Drifting…<br />It is dangerous to others…<br />A drifting ship is a hazard to other vessels a...
Common Signs of Drifting…<br />Diminishing desire to study God’s word & pray<br />God’s word…<br />Provides direction for ...
Common Signs of Drifting…<br />Diminishing desire to be with God’s people…<br />    Ps. 122:1<br />Fellowship extends beyo...
Common Signs of Drifting…<br />Diminishing desire to share the gospel… <br />Acts 8:4; 1 Thes. 1:8<br />Do you care about ...
Remedies Against Drifting<br />Keep Rowing…<br />This involves diligence  2 Pet. 1:5, 10<br />Keep abounding in the “grace...
Remedies Against Drifting<br />We Must Have Strong Anchorage…<br />Rooted and grounded in Jesus  Col. 2:6-7<br />Minds anc...
Let Jesus Guide You!<br />To be saved one must:<br />Hear & believe the gospel <br />of Christ… Rom. 1:16-17; 10:17<br />R...
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Are you drifting

  1. 1. Are You Drifting?<br />
  2. 2. Things You Should Know About Drifting…<br />Drifting requires NO effort. Heb. 2:1<br />It can be an unconscious process…<br />As in a boat, undercurrents are often unseen from the surface.<br />Individuals can slowly drift away, churches also can drift into error. Peter, Barnabas, etc. Gal. 2:11-ff; Rev. 3:1<br />
  3. 3. Things You Should Know About Drifting…<br />We never drift upstream or against the tide…<br />Faith in the Lord is like paddling upstream:<br />Constantly adding to your faith… 2 Pet. 1:5-8<br />You must continue to grow… 2 Pet. 3:18<br />The speed downstream increases… <br />Dangers increase with the speed of the drift…<br />Hear the waterfall, its too late<br />The further we get away from the Lord the less we care about what we do. <br />
  4. 4. Things You Should Know About Drifting…<br />It is dangerous to others…<br />A drifting ship is a hazard to other vessels at sea.<br />Parents who are drifting lose the chance to teach their children right Eph. 6:4; Eph. 4:14<br />It ends in shipwreck… 1 Tim. 1:19<br />The inevitable “crash” of destruction <br />Spiritual drifters will not escape a just punishment… Hebrews 2:1-3<br />
  5. 5. Common Signs of Drifting…<br />Diminishing desire to study God’s word & pray<br />God’s word…<br />Provides direction for happy useful lives Ps. 1:1-3<br />Prayer is a blessing… a way to communicate with God<br />Jesus often prayed Mk. 1:35; 6:46<br />Taught disciples not to grow weary and to pray… Lk. 18:1<br />
  6. 6. Common Signs of Drifting…<br />Diminishing desire to be with God’s people…<br /> Ps. 122:1<br />Fellowship extends beyond the church services…<br />To be concerned with edifying each other…<br />Rom. 14:19<br />Should occur even daily Heb. 3:13<br />Right kind of friendship strengthens us, wrong kind leads us to sin Eccl. 4:9-12; 1 Cor. 15:33<br />
  7. 7. Common Signs of Drifting…<br />Diminishing desire to share the gospel… <br />Acts 8:4; 1 Thes. 1:8<br />Do you care about lost souls? 1 Tim. 2:3-4<br />Increasing thrill over the things of the world…<br />John warns aboutthe love of and the things of the world… 1 Jn. 2:15-17<br />Increasing enjoyment in worldly pleasures 2 Tim. 3:4<br />
  8. 8. Remedies Against Drifting<br />Keep Rowing…<br />This involves diligence 2 Pet. 1:5, 10<br />Keep abounding in the “graces” adding them to your faith 2 Pet. 1:5-8<br />Watch Out for Undercurrents…<br />Always be on guard for temptation! 1 Pet. 5:8<br />We have a fleshly nature which wars against the soul… 1 Pet. 2:11; Gal. 5:16-18<br />Expect To Go Against the Tide… Mt. 7:13-14<br />
  9. 9. Remedies Against Drifting<br />We Must Have Strong Anchorage…<br />Rooted and grounded in Jesus Col. 2:6-7<br />Minds anchored to the truth Eph. 4:14-15<br />Having an unshakable hope Heb. 6:18-19<br />Rooted and grounded in the love of Christ<br />Eph. 3:16-18<br />Brethren, are we drifting?<br />Are there signs of drifting in your life? Honestly?<br />If we must confess that we are drifting, let’s encourage one another today. Heb. 2:1-3<br />
  10. 10. Let Jesus Guide You!<br />To be saved one must:<br />Hear & believe the gospel <br />of Christ… Rom. 1:16-17; 10:17<br />Repent of sinful living… <br /> Luke 13:3; Acts 17:30<br />Confess Jesus… <br /> Acts 8:37; Rom. 10:10<br />Be baptized into Christ… <br /> Gal. 3:27; Acts 22:16<br />Faithfully follow Jesus… Rev. 2:10<br />

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