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Flawed Appetites and Fatal Attractions | Part 1

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September 11, 2020 8:00 am

Flawed Appetites and Fatal Attractions | Part 1

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September 11, 2020 8:00 am

We live in a world of victims; nobody wants to take the blame for anything. But God’s Word heeds warning to those who would dare blame Him for their temptation to sin. In this message, Adrian Rogers explains the process of temptation, so that we may recognize and rebuke our own flawed appetites and fatal attractions.

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Is being saved us from being tempted.

Listen to Adrian Rogers don't get the idea that being saying walking with God will keep you from being Jesus with them. They whisper being a Christian may increase your debating going to be tempted.

Satan has laid plan to sabotage your life and bring you down but cannot do it without your consent.

Sin is an in side job welcome to love for his pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said, everyone's favorite game today is the blame game. It's a fun game to play, which will always be the loser.

We live in a world of victims. Nobody wants to take the blame for anything but God's word gives a warning to those who would dare blame him for their temptation to sin. What's the process of temptation. How can we recognize when we are being tempted. If you have your Bible turn to James chapter 1 beginning verse 12 as Adrian Rogers begins. Part one of flawed appetites and fatal attractions of Essex today is flawed.

Appetites and fatal attractions.

Nobody wants to take the blame for anything. I've been talking about challenges to the cross and this is perhaps one of the biggest. The fact today that the word sin is old-fashioned. Nobody wants to take any personal responsibility man may be ill not evil man may be sick, not sinful. If there's anything wrong. It has to be somebody else's fault is the environment hereditary its glands if circumstances is society. Some even try to blame God is a God. This is where you made our God created these circumstances, so I'm just up helpless victim.

It is as old as the Garden of Eden when Adam sinned against God, God came walking in the midst of the garden and wanted out of sight. Well, God the woman you gave me now Lord is either your father hers is not mine you gave her to me. God will you gave me. She calls me to send and when the Lord turn be what is she say the circuit beguiled me, because the serpent that have a leg to stand.

Nobody wants to blame somebody else for what they know and frankly, this is a real problem. There are cigarette smokers who are suing the tobacco industry and believe me I I've not one good word to say for these peddlers of poison the back of people, but people are suing the tobacco people because smoking has made them sick will focus can you read what's on the package. Having a good night these people not making you slow those things you think about this is what I'm saying nobody is evil. It is still nobody is simply to say it has to be somebody else's fault.

Now let me take something God's word as something to say about that.

James chapter 1 what you be willing verse 12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation when he is tried. That is when is tested, he shall receive the crown God will allow temptation to test you my friend, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I'm tempted of God, for God cannot be tempted with evil even attempt to see any man but every man is tempted when he is drawn away his own lust_that phrase his own lust. Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust. Then when lust has conceived it, bring a full sin, and sin, when it is finished bringing forth their now this passage doesn't say what if you're tempted it says when you're tempted is not a mother's child in this building who is not tempted daily, day by day we're tempted but now notice what James is saying to these modern-day excuse makers and to those of his day so long ago first volley say it is impossible to tempt God with the God cannot be tempted. He says this in verse 13 God cannot be tempted with evil. Why cannot God be tempted with evil will help. First of all, God is completely whole. God has no it's the devil can scratch and God is totally totally he is the antithesis of sin, God holy, holy, holy is oh my God. God cannot be tempted with evil and not listen. God will never ever ever tempt you with evil God will attempt to the left, God would attempt you with evil you would have a perfect alibi here which I will. After all, who can withstand God so put away little excuse to say that God brought me into the circumstance to cause me to do evil, that God gave me these glands. God made me this way.

You cannot. You cannot blame God.

Now God will test you and God will prove you but God will never induce you to do evil, God gives us tests to make a stand.

Satan gives us temptations to make a stumble, that it does not come from God. Satan is an agent in temptation, but brothers and sisters listen to me sin is an in side job you're going to be tempted. If you are a friend of God you going to be tempted. Don't get the idea that being saved. Walking with God will keep you from being tempted Jesus was tempted, he was perfect.

When you become the friend of God. Ipso facto, you become the enemy of Satan being a Christian may increase your temptation. If you have a method that was because you, the devil been going in the same direction internal route rather than being in collusion with a deli good ventilation with the death note being saved does not make you immune to temptation is matter fact when God opens the windows of heaven to blessed the devil will open the doors of hell to blessed you. You're going to be tempted. Satan has laid plans to sabotage your life and to bring you down by the heat cannot do it without your consent. That is the message today I want to get down in your heart and in your life. Sin is an in side job. It starts in you notice again what he says in this passage. In verse 14 Everyman is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, his own lust, and enticed. You have a what he is saying here is that a sin is very much like a seduction. You're like a man may seduce a woman are a woman may seduce a man that's what the word drawn away little me that there is point number one and get it down.


There is a courtship that leads to a consent now the devil is going to court you.

Temptation will come your way to entice you.

Everyman is tempted when he is wrong away you see that word drawn away doing that word limit means it was used in that day of men who were trappers who would trap Ananias Hart was used to fishermen who would catch a fish with a bait all over. It's a word to entrap to ensnare to allure this is what it's all about. I'm of the first bass I ever caught with an artificial I thought no bass could be this stupid. Somebody said you take that piece of wood with those hooks on it and throw it out there by those lily pads and I was with some other people and I wanted to think I was macho man these guys believe in this kind of fish and I will believe in it and I walked up and down the bank of that canal. There and the guys were way off over there I could hear them talking and just nonchalantly on throwing that thing out, getting it snarled up and trying to undo it in finally get back again and I threw that plug at and all of a sudden the water exploded thoughtlessly come out of the water is one of those things were just not the plug out water but was in his mouth.

That line type in the fight was all his was so excited I didn't even really mean. I backed them out and pulling them out, but it done fish fish fees award for pain. Own it and send it but there was something in bass that said, I want and when after enticed Broadway, but use authority or not to talk about bass but about people. Everyman is drawn away of his own last.

Here is the anatomy of a sin. There's a courtship that leads to a consent. The devil flirts that advises me he tries to draw you away. It begins with a rotation now the devil will throw the match for the devil has to have the gasoline of an unholy desire in order for to do some good. Is it really begins. Not on the outside but on the inside but this verse in your margin. Mark chapter 7 verses 21 and following floor from within, out of the heart of man, proceeding, evil falls of gophers fornication murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, and evil lie, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these things come from within and defile the man. Nobody wants to admit that anymore. A person says hi practice sexual perversion because I was born with this desire bring that's no excuse anymore than a pedophile can say I practice pedophilia because I born with this desire for kleptomania. I can say I practice thievery because on one with this desire for murder and say hi practice murder because I'm bored with this desire. These thing come out of the heart.

We can say God you made me this way.

Therefore I'm not to blame.

No friend. We have to understand that sin is an inside job. When I was a team still in high school I read a book, but I will look was called the con see all in and talk about confidence man in order. Confidence game is where somebody is tricked into giving away their money and many times these elderly people sometimes Little women will be in the grocery store man come up to look hereafter on envelope full of money. What you think how to do it.

She said Dante what I want you for witness. Let's see what will you do this money if I don't find out what doing would you share it okay yeah be good and he said that in order to know that you're honest to run with me, let's go to the bank and get some of your money out you put your money with this money so I can show that you really with me is all she does get the money out the bank gives it to him. He says that you hold the money and he gives her envelope full of paper and he goes off with him. She's what she's con what this book was very intriguing look very interesting book. I read it again as a team in high school but here was the underlying premise of that book.

I will all be listen. These men who were conmen confidence man who would get somebody else's confidence. They said this. Nobody can be caught in a confidence scheme unless he first of all, has no listen to this, a touch of larceny in his heart, my belittling, I don't hear it unless they first of all, have a touch of larceny in their heart they maybe find noble upstanding guys or people you see what Satan is looking for is that inside thing that touch of larceny that is in the human heart. Now Satan throws out the little Satan throws out the bait. Satan likes the matching is all this he drawls people away, but there must be with that courtship. There must be a consent the sinner says I do, there's a courtship that leads to a consent. You cannot blame God.

You cannot blame the devil. You cannot blame circumstance. The Bible says you are drawn away of your own lust. You absolutely free no matter what the temptation and is not a sin to be tempted.

You absolutely free until the point of choice. Once you choose what you said, I do. That is the consent now. You're free to choose which are not free to choose the consequences of your choice after you choose menu choice to do this for you. Point number one. The courtship that leads to consent.

Point number two the consent that leads to conception. First, there's a courtship, then there's a consent and then there is a conception like you will not verse 15 then when lust hath conceived it bring forth sin. There comes an unholy union that brings an unholy child and that unholy child is sin. The mother of sin is inward lust, the father of sin is outward attraction. And when these come together.

There is a sin that is produced. There is a fatal attraction that's the father. There is a flawed appetite. That is the mother and when these two come together. There is a conception that when a baby is conceived many times as great joy in the physical realm. People say look, we are having a new baby and I home and so it is sometimes with sin. When people can see some active sin, talk about not having a baby though there may be some unholy union like that for the children sometimes don't have the benefit of married parents going to say this, there are no illegitimate children, but there plenty of illegitimate parents but I'm not just talking about in that room. I thought about any sin that is a child of lust and consent. Whatever it is, whatever it is at the moment. It may seem so joyful it may seem so pleasant. It may seem so beautiful.

It may seem so natural and so you might be going on right now hi why the handsome living and said having a wonderful time. Lust would have to see bring a full set.

What a beautiful baby.

Any kind of sin, but I was the third thing there is the conception that leads to the consummation. There is a courtship. There is a consent there is a conception and then there is a consummation look at it again in verse 15 then when lust hath conceived it, bring forth sin, and sin, when it is just bring forth death. When it is finished. That means when it is literally full-grown, so you can see sin when is a baby. He must've been a beautiful baby but baby look at you now you can see sin when you feel so good when seem so not what it seems so right.

You think perhaps you beat the game, which is not the sole dissenter that usually by the wages of sin is death sin when it is finished. Bring for dad first sin fascinates that it assassinates first thrills that it can lust when hath conceived bring forth sin, and sin, when it is finished bringing forth Dan the child of lust is sin, and the grandchild of lust is been an lust when I have conceived bring forth sin, and sin, when it is finished bringing forth lust sin, then ST that young people don't see this today young people don't listen to what about first policies really not my fault. Somebody made me do it.

God would've made me this way. It's all right, society is a blaming look why we even have a no-fault divorce give me a break, our God, you blame our Savior to blame her circumstances. Your blame or glandular blame.

No. Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed an lust would have conceived bring forth sin, and sin, when it is finished. Bring forth death. Listen to me you will not be getting you will not you will not meet again. The blame game is a fun game to play.

But you will always be the loser is a lot like listen is great to know you know is I have my own ideas. You may Proverbs 14 verse 12 there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. You could say I have my own really giant. My own ideas. I'm going my way will help yourself but the end thereof are the ways of Dan sin when it is for the past of this church. Like Darjeeling said you gave the devil's corn if you want to but you choking on the call, the bread of the seed is sweet but afterward a man's mouth shall be filled with gravel.

So what we have we have a courtship where we consent, we have a conception we have a consummation sin when he is finished. Where is the problem. Sin is an inside job. Remember Mark seven.

Jesus said all these things come out of the heart.

You can blame anybody at every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and at times this is an inside job.

Would you like to get rid of temptation as long as you live as long as you exist, there will be temptation.

So what are you going to do the only thing you can possibly do is to have an inward change to get your heart chain and heel guitar change, say, toggle stop tempting to get a guitar change to see you got to get to one fixed. That's what Jesus did for me when he saved me some ice and all I want because I don't because something and then me. When Jesus saved me you have questions regarding your faith in Jesus and how to begin a relationship with God. We would love to offer you a free resource on our website. It's the discovered Jesus page go to and click the tab that says Discover Jesus you find answers you may need about your faith again and click the Discover Jesus tab. If you like to order a copy of today's message request one by the title flawed appetites and fatal attractions when you call us at 1877 love God. This message is also part of the powerful series challenges to the cross for the complete collection, all six insightful messages, including today's: number 1877 love God will go online to or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for joining us for a study in God's word today. Remember, sin is an inside job starts. Think about that today and be sure to tune in Monday for part two flawed appetites attractions right on love and love worth finding ministries. Our greatest hope is to continue Adrian Rogers work in introducing people to Jesus and sharing what it means to fully follow. That's why we're so excited to share our brand-new book, Discover Jesus, the Discover Jesus book is based on popular messages from Adrian Rogers that reveal exactly who Jesus is and what he means to us. The written for new believers. Discover Jesus is also a resource that pastors, teachers, soul winners and encouragers of the faith can use to motivate others to grow and mature in Christ. If you'd like more information about the book discovered Jesus or if you like to purchase a copy go to our online store it and thank you for your continued support. Love worth

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