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How to Come Back When You’re Down

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January 13, 2021 7:00 am

How to Come Back When You’re Down

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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January 13, 2021 7:00 am

King David, though a man after God’s own heart, was a great sinner. But David was also a great repenter, and Psalm 51 shows us how to come back when we’re down. In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals how we can get back in fellowship with God after falling into sin.


Trouble over fighting studios in Memphis Tennessee a Byron Tyler. Of all the CEO of what were fighting. Today we are in a series back to the basics and overlook a message from Adrian Rogers how to come back when you're down onto great great title that you know his mercies are new every morning that you praise God for that.

All that I can start fresh each and every morning I can wipe the slate clean and you know he's gotta do overs.

Now you know you and I both know that's not a license to sin, but we do have the opportunity to come under the blanket of grace and I praise God for that. What today's passage will look at King David in Psalm 51 and even though he was known as a man after God's own heart. He committed some serious sins, starting with adultery trying to cover that sin he committed murder. But David also demonstrated great brokenness over sin and he confessed, and he repented absolutely and he goes down in the history books as a hero of the faith and God used him mightily, so you know sin is not final and and failure is not final was we discussed this issue of failure and how to come back when you're down. Adrian Rogers had this to say, you know, if you don't watch audibly doing you can be doing what you ought not the vendor, and so once you get your heart clean to get back in the service.

Final confidence confession cleansing consecration is a good Psalm is so wonderful Psalm and and thank God it. It's a warning product great encouragement.

It is, I don't get the idea because we can be cleansed, it makes no difference whether or not we sin. Just as surely as you put your hand on a hot stove and get burned. If you say you're bound to suffer, but thank God for his wonderful, marvelous, matchless grace, but that's good you know I think many times. Dr. Rogers talked about doing a self-evaluation of self check and either we think about that daily.

But you know Bonnie, sometimes that's hourly you know him in my clean and close before God and I want to be sure that I've repented and that I'm clans from that sin so that I can be used by him for kingdom purpose.

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Well, here's one. I look forward to seeing Pastor Rogers again. His sermons are classic and timeless. I think God for this faithful servant a man you know and we and we see that we see that Isaiah 5511, his word will not return void, but it shall accomplish that which he pleases. And that is truly the ministry lower fun and carry part of us being faithful in our walk is being consistent with the basics, you know, and so this program series. We are in right now back to the basics through the month of January.

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It's an eight week video series with Adrian Rogers basically like sitting down in a casual way right video style is Byron I'll add that this is truly 50 years of ministry porting the one program me 50 years of ministry of the life of Dr. Adrian Rogers in a in a segment where you can go through as a group as a society take advantage of. Well, what every Christian ought to know can be streamed from our website and and it can also be downloaded so you can watch it when it's convenient for you right so I encourage you to do that again what every Christian ought to know well what today's message how to come back when you're down, here's Adrian Rogers now Psalm 51 is the story of David's repentance after he and San you know that David committed the sin of adultery and then trying to cover it up. He committed the sin of at the best manslaughter at the worst cold-blooded murder, but this Psalm is the Psalm of the payment because not only was David a great center.

David was a great repent or and that's why I love Psalm 51, three basic things I want you to think about the very first thing is this the capability of sin in the same what I mean by that is that any of us have the capability to sin when we get say that does not mean that we lose our capacity to sin. Many times sin in the same is an unexpected opportunity and an undetected weakness and when those two come together we fall into sin. The Bible says if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. Now, we've already told you that when the child of God sends. If he's truly a child of God that sin cannot take away his salvation, but that does not mean that he can sin with impunity. I want to say just as surely as you put your hand on a hot stove you get burned if you're bound to sin, you're bound to suffer when you say whether you're lost now. I want us to move not only from the capability of sin to the consequences of sin.

What happens when a Christian sins. I want to list some things here like in Psalm 51. David says, have mercy upon real God. According to thy lovingkindness. According unto the multitude by tender mercies blot out my transgressions, wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Now the first thing that sin does in the life of the child of God. The first consequences.

This its soils his soul. David says wash me, cleanse me now why did David do that. Willie felt very he's not dirty, physically he's a king. He may, in his lavish marble top. He slept on his silky sheets. He wore his royal robes and yet he feels grimy he feels filthy he feels dirty. Did you know that's one way that you can know that your say, not whether or not you can sin but does your sin make you feel dirty missing is a difference between a child of God and a child of the devil child of the devil sends in a dozen bothering he may take God's name in vain and you rebuke Anisa what I say what's wrong with that has no difficulty with sin is a difference between a child of God and the child of Satan is just like a pig wallows and you don't know pigs ever felt dirty pigs ever said woe is me.

I'm a dirty pay.

Our sheep may fall in the mud.

He wants to get out but the pig just lies there because that's the pigs nature pig doesn't feel the difference between a child of God and the child of the devil. Is this the child of God may lapse into sin, and he lose it, the child of the devil leaps into sin, and he loves now David's sin, but David felt dirty. He felt grimy settlement God's me, cleanse me if you can sin and that sin does not make you feel grimy and dirty.

I doubt that you've ever been saved. I doubt that you have the Holy Spirit living in you. That's the first thing sin does. The second thing. Sin does not only does it soil the soul, but sin also saturates the mind. Notice in verse three I knowledge my transgressions. I acknowledge my transgression and my sin is ever before me before me night and day, day and night. The thing that David had done reverberates through his soul and echoes through his consciousness, he cannot get rid of it. It is there. It is an indelible mark.

It is a wound to his psyche. It saturates his mind now if you can sin and easily forget that sin. I doubt that you've been saying because the Holy Spirit of God is there to remind you all that sin. David said my sin is ever before me. Does that mean Pastor Rogers if I sent.

I'll be thinking about a 24 hours a day, maybe not in your conscious mind that it will be there in your subconscious. You may kick it out the front door. It'll run around the house and come in the basement window and it will show up as a migraine headache. It will show up as the inability to concentrate, it will show up as an irritable temper, it will show up as the inability to pray it will show up in other ways. I'm not saying that if you have a migraine that is because your backslider but I'm saying that some people have one because they are there sin is ever before them. It is there, it saturates the mind. You see the two kinds of wounds that can come to the human psyche. One is guilt and the other is sorrow is a sorrow is a clean wound and sorrow because it is a clean wound will heal. It's a deep wound all will wound it, but it will heal because it's a clean wound, but guilt is a dirty word. It festers and festers and festers and it will never heal until it is cleanse.

So what does this do it. Soils the soul. It saturates the mind and here's the third thing it does it stains the contents look in verse four, identity, and the only have I sinned, and done this evil in vine site.

I hear David is conscience stricken David is not crying out against the punishment, he's crying out against the sin he says oh my God, I have sinned against you.

Some people say will David send against his kingdom. He did what you say David send against his family. He did you say David send against his body, he did but that's not a lot bother David primarily. David was a child of God, and David settled God. I didn't see and they all only have I sinned and David saw sin for what it really is an affront to a holy God, and it was the God who loved him, but God would redeem them. Now listen very carefully. If all you're afraid of is the punishment for your sin. I bet that you been saying if your child of God when you sin you know we primarily because you're going to get punished you. We primarily because you have disgraced your God against D and the only have I sinned, and done this evil and vice side. God I'm so ashamed I sin against you. Not only God, did I break your law broke your heart. You see, that's the difference between a slave and a son of a slave when he disobeys fears the web is master/but a son when he disobeys, if he's a loving son. Fears the father's displeasure and is broken hearted that he has broken the heart of God is your sin involving you. That way when you send your say oh my God, my God, I sin by grace you extinguished the conch it stains the conch Asante something else. It does, it saddens the heart look in verse 51 make me to hear joy and gladness that the bones which thou has broken me. Rejoice look in verse 12, restoring to me, but joy of thy salvation is not asking to have a salvation restored. You can be saved and be miserable. The most miserable man on earth is not an unsaved man. Many unsafe people having a ball in the high wide pants and a lot of fun you can have any pleasure. If you not say number one it's alive. The Bible speaks of the pleasures of said now the Bible says there for season. The Bible speaks of the pleasures of sin, and David here is miserable and he's saying he's a child of God and he is praying God restoring to me the joy of thy salvation the most miserable man on earth is not a lost man the most miserable man on earth is a save man out of fellowship with God and that true when God saves you. God doesn't fix you where you can't sin anymore. He just fixes you where you can't sin, and enjoyed it more When when God saves you and so here David is praying Lord restored me good joy of thy salvation now not only that, not only does it saddens a heart but also sickens the body look in verse eight. Make me to hear joy and gladness that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

What did God put a hammerlock on David and break his bones, not literally. This is poetry and David is using poetry. David is a poet. We do the same thing today we use the same analogy today always say I was just crushed. Does that mean steamroller went over us know he sees talking in poetic terms what he saying is God, you have me under extreme pressure bones which thou has broken. It's almost as if God has David in his hand, and God is just squeezing the life out of David. Sometimes people think well if we send all just cast this all will know he squeezes all the tighter. That's the thing they say make me hear joy and gladness that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. There is routable pressure. Now, if you keep that pressure on for a long time it's going to make you sick. Did you know that the pressure of sin can sicken your body of your child of God. We do know that many children of God are sicker than they ought to be. Now sickness is a very complicated thing. The many reasons for sickness, but one of the reasons for sickness is sin in the life of the child of God.

So if you lost your joy.

No one you might get sick because a merry heart look good like a medicine you know when you're right with God to stand straighter. Did you know when you're right with God you smile more, should know when you're right with God you sleep better when you're right with God you digest your food better. I'm just telling a friend that America is one of the best medicines you can take what you can have the joy of the Lord.

If you are a backslider walking away from God hears David a child of God and he is perfectly miserable latte something else.

It does, it sours the spirit look in verse 10 create a clean heart and meal God, and renew a right spirit. David had a wrong spirit ever seen a backslidden person with a sour spirit. You know I'd much rather be around. The good old fashion unsafe pagan than a backslidden Christian the most censorious cantankerous by vituperative candy along with type of individual I've ever known. Our backslider because they miserable me inside and because they condemned the trying to push the misery off on everybody else. You watch a person with a sour spirit. A person with a wrong spirit.

They are the most critical persons in our church. You know that they think God gave them the gift of criticism you what the problem is they are backslidden no dish on the table looks good to a person with a sour stomach.

They think just fine.

Paul everywhere with everything the case in point, David had committed adultery and then try to cover it up. He committed the sin of manslaughter. Nathan the prophet came to speak to him. He didn't come about by church finance either. He came to talk about David Cindy told David a story about a man had a little pet lamb. It was like his own daughter ate from his table, a poor man. He lit next-door the very rich man.

This rich man had thousands of flocks and herds and then the rich man had a stranger to stop by and the rich man took the poor man's lamb killed it cooked and fed it to the stranger.

He said I David, you're the king tell us what to be done to the man is done this thing. David was livid with rage. He jumped up from his throne. I can see him as he clenches his fist to his teeth and says the man that has done that will pay for all.

And Nathan the prophet sitting you're the man you're the man you are the man. David just sentenced yourself in your own court. It was all an analogy the little lamb was Bathsheba the one that David had stolen and and what what happened was this that David was quick to judge a man that had stolen the Lamb. He had stolen another man's wife. David was quick to judge the man who killed an animal, but he had killed a human being and yet he was quick to judge somebody else. You will always find those who are backslidden are very careful to judge people for less sin than they have in their own lives. They are the ones who go around trying to pick specs of other people's eye when they have logs in their own eyes they have a sour spirit.

Are you one of those sour, spirited people you feel so much better when you get back right with God and then the last thing that Sam does in the life of a child of God.

Not only does a sour spirit. But it seals his lips like if you will hear in verse 12 restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thy free spirit, then will I teach transgressors byways and sinners shall be converted under the deliver me from blood guilt in this all God, thou God of my salvation and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness, Lord, open thou my lips and my mouth shall show forth thy praise now sin in the life of a Christian shuts his mouth it seals his lips.

David said when I get right then I'll be a soul winner.

When I get right then I'll be a singer when I get right then I will praise you know how you can tell whether or not a person is backslidden or not. When a person is backslidden as a general rule, as a general rule, singing just stops all heel heel saying, but it didn't come from as far praise with others. Soul winning stops altogether because sin shuts his mouth. The devil says who are you to be singing, what a wonderful change in my life is been wrought since Jesus came into my heart racing and what a mighty God we serve to be testifying and telling somebody else they need to get saved, when you are such a miserable example and you have no joy. You have no peace and healing have any real assurance in your own heart and in your life, the devil intimidates so many people because the sin in the heart and in the life all of these things put together are things that happen in this life, and then as we can to show you in a later study when you come to the judgment seat of Christ. Oh what a loss of reward. There will be but very quickly now. How do you come back.

How do you come back when you get into this situation have you come back three very simple and wonderful things all I love this song is so wonderful, wonderful.

The very first and they all start with a C.

I want to jot down the very first thing is confidence.

Confidence you must have confidence that God still loves you. Notice how David praise beginning in verse one, have mercy upon meal God, according to thy lovingkindness.

According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. David had confidence in his God, David Newton, that for a multitude of sins. There were a multitude of tender mercies.

You see, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies. David knew that he was a center but David knew that God was full of lovingkindness that is confidence.

Now the next see is confession. Notice what he says in an verse three I knowledge my transgressions.

My sin is ever before me against DMV only, have I sinned, and done this evil in my sight, but thou might just be justified without speakers and clear without judges.

This is a confession. The Bible says in first John 19 if we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all righteousness is not just an admission of sin. It is a confession saying I sin against you is one thing that God will not, except for sin friend and that is an excuse and an alibi that David could've said what what my fault my wife wasn't showing me the love I deserve I said wasn't my fault.

Bathsheba was out there bathing where she should've been bathing our II just I had a weak moment, but God you know all of us are human.

I had a glandular malfunction on this economy he could've given all these alibis for sin is one thing that God will not accept percent and that is an alibi. First of all confidence.

Secondly, confession. Thirdly, cleansing notice he says in verse two washed me thoroughly. Notice he says in verse seven. Purge me with his and I shall be clean, wash me at a high shall be whiter than snow. Wash me encouragement blot out my transgressions.

He says when he blots them out.

That is, he just erases the record, it is gone is blotted out. It is not anymore on buried in the grave of God's forgetfulness that anybody ever brings it up again. It's the devil bringing it up. Are your conscience bring it up but God doesn't bring it up. He blots it out. Not only does he blotted out, but he says also wash me. Not only does he remove the penalty friend he removes the pollution pretty literally purges you only inside moving away.

This is God's triple and you don't need to go around with a load of guilt anymore. You don't need to go carrying all of that condemnation that Satan has put on you anymore. You can be as clean, wash me, and I shall be one than snow in that wonderful Darius great job. What Almighty God we serve. There is the capability of sin that the consequences of sin.

But thank God there's the cleansing of sin.

We don't have to carry around their condemnation anymore. We can be clean. If you have questions regarding your faith in Jesus Christ or how to begin a relationship with God through him we would love to offer you an insightful resource Center website called the discovered Jesus page you find answers you may need about your faith.

There's a response section.

We would love to hear from you today go to and click the tab that says Discover Jesus you have any unconfessed sin.

Weighing on you today. Ask God to search your heart and we feel that confess by God's so glad you joined us for today's inspiring lesson word today and tomorrow for more profound truth. Simply stated by Adrian Rogers on love would find

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