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The Danger of Appetites (19 of 32)
OPENING ILLUSTRATION: I made a promise to a friend that I would publicly tip my hat to the new BCS National Champions the Auburn Tigers. How many of you watched the game? Well college football is coming to a close for one more season. Pastor Brandon was telling me there's something in Kentucky called Basketball that has started now.
But I want to introduce you to a sports league you may not be aware of - The MLE - Major League Eating. They have a website and everything. The MLE sets the rules and regulations for eating contests all over the world.
Here are a few of the current record holders.
• Timothy Janus ate 7.72 lbs of Buffalo Wings in 12 mins.
• Sonya Thomas ate 8.31 lbs of Vienna Sausage in 10 mins.
• Don Lerman ate 6lbs of baked beans in 1 min. and 48 secs.
• Oleg Zorn-itsky ate 4 32ounce bowls of mayonnaise.
The undefeated King of competitive eating is a guy named Takeru Kobayashi. He held the world record for hot dog eating for nearly six years. His record is eating 53 hotdogs in 10 mins.
NOW, I would think that you become a great eater by starving yourself. But according to Kobayashi - He said, "I've realized that the more you eat, the more you want to eat".
That's the essence of what I want to talk to you about today - Dysfunctional Appetites. There are a few things we know for sure about our appetites:
1. They are a God given, - They are not bad. As a matter of fact they remind of to eat, to procreate, to survive.
2. They are Amoral - Appetites in and of themselves are not sinful. Don't ask God to take them away, they can serve you, but they can also destroy you.
3. They are a part of life - As long as you are on this earth you will have cravings, they will never be satisfied completely on this earth.
4. They know one word, "More".
• Food is the one we think of first - Have you ever eaten so much that you thought - I'm never going to eat aga ...
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