Collapse From Within by Larry Wynn

(outline) COLLAPSE FROM WITHIN
ECCLESIASTES 10
OCTOBER 12, 1997 A.M.
SERIES: RAT RACE REALITIES
Larry Wynn

INTRODUCTION


A. OPENING ILLUSTRATION: MANY OF YOU
WATCHED, RECENTLY, AS FIRST, THE OMNI,
THEN ATLANTA FULTON COUNTY STADIUM
WERE TORN DOWN. THESE TWO
LANDMARKS WERE DESTROYED BY A
PROCESS CALLED IMPLOSION.
STRUCTURES THAT HAD TAKEN YEARS TO
BUILD WERE DESTROYED IN LESS THAN A
MINUTE. IMPLOSION DIFFERS FROM AN
EXPLOSION IN THAT THE BUILDING
COLLAPSES INWARD RATHER THAN
OUTWARD IN AN IMPLOSION. A SERIES OF
CHARGES IS ATTACHED TO THE SKELETAL
STRUCTURE AND THEN SET OFF IN
SEQUENCE. IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG BEFORE
THE BUILDING IS REDUCED TO A PILE OF
RUBBLE. FIRST, THERE ARE FLASHES OF
LIGHT AS THE EXPLOSIVES ARE
DETONATED. THEN ONE CAN SEE CRACKS
FORMING IN THE OUTSIDE WALL. THE
STRUCTURE PLUMMETS STRAIGHT DOWN
AMIDST A RISING CLOUD OF DUST.

B. THIS PROCESS DEPICTS WHAT CAN HAPPEN
IN OUR LIVES IN SO MANY AREAS AS WE
FIGHT THE RAT RACE.

C. THE BIBLE PORTRAYS MANY WHOSE LIVES
IMPLODED, OR CRUMBLED WITHIN.


1. SAMSON: A SERIES OF BAD CHOICES
THAT EVENTUALLY ROBBED HIM OF
HIS SPIRITUAL POWER.

2. DAVID: STAYED HOME WHILE OTHER
KINGS WENT TO BATTLE.

3. SOLOMON: IN WHOSE LIFE GOD HAD
INVESTED AWESOME AMOUNTS OF
WISDOM ONLY TO SEE IT SLOWLY
DISSIPATE AS SOLOMON BECAME
MORE INTRIGUED WITH THE SENSUAL.

D. THERE ARE AREAS OF OUR LIVES SOLOMON
POINTS OUT THAT CAN CAUSE US TO
IMPLODE IF THEY ARE NOT GIVEN CAREFUL
ATTENTION.

I. DEFICIENCIES LEFT UNRESOLVED. V. 1-3

A. SOLOMON USES THE ILLUSTRATION OF
PERFUME TO POINT OUT THE DANGER OF
UNRESOLVED DEFICIENCIES IN OUR LIVES.

1. THE PERFUME MAY BE THE VERY
BEST MONEY CAN BUY. ON TODAY’S
MARKET IT WOULD BE THE
EQUIVALENT TO OBSESSION, PASSION,
AND RED.

2. THE PROBLEM IS THERE IS A FLY IN
THE PERFUME THAT IS ROTTING THE
ENTIRE BATCH.


3. ILL. MAN WENT TO A WEIGHT LOSS
CLINIC. HE WAS H ...


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