The Blueprint for Backsliding

In the message from Gerald McGill, we delve further into Solomon’s life. Specifically, we look at what led him to turn from God in hopes of learning from the negatives of his example.

Summary of Solomon’s Life

  • Prompted and prospered by God (1 Kings 10:23)
  • Praised by men (1 Kings 10:24)
  • National and international peace (1 Kings 5:4)

Steps of deterioration

  • The snare of delight (Ecclesiastes 2:1-11)
  • The snare of dullness (Ecclesiastes 2:16-17)
  • The snare of disillusionment (Ecclesiastes 2:20-23)

Specifics that led to his failure

  • An alliance with the wrong people (1 Kings 3:1)
  • An association with the wrong practice (1 Kings 3:2)
  • An argument with the wrong person (1 Kings 9:10-13)
  • An addiction to the wrong preoccupation (1 Kings 11:1-8)

One response to “The Blueprint for Backsliding

  1. If you have a newsletter , I would be interested in receiving a newsletter and sermon. I am home bound and a Christian living in Arkansas.

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