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EXAMPLE: In High School we learned that the - "Yo Mamma" cut downs lost their effect after a couple of years, so we changed our strategy. We would say things like, "Is that jersey a little tight on you or is it just me?"
EXAMPLE: If you come up to someone and say something like - "Are you feeling ok?" By the end of the day they are convinced they are dieing.
One of the main reasons I don't come out before the service is because I can get totally thrown off by what people say.
EXAMPLE: There is a guy here today in very poor health, he might have a heart attack in the middle of the service. But don't let it bother you.
Main Point - Temptation begins with the creation of an atmosphere. It is an atmosphere conducive to the growth of sin. The key to overcoming temptation is controlling the atmosphere.
Satan has three tool that he employs against Adam and Eve -
1. Satan Gets an Audience with you Through Disguise
Genesis 3:1-24 (NAS) 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
This is no ordinary serpent. We know from the unfolding story and from Rev. 12, this is Satan himself.
We know from Revelation 12:9 (NAS) 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan…
This raises several questions: a. Why is Satan in Paradise? It seems that while Paradise was progressing on Earth there was a mutiny of sort in Heaven.
Ezekiel 28:11-19 sheds some light on why Satan is here. Remember that Satan was originally the Angel Lucifer. All that God created was good. But then something happened. 11 Again the word of the LORD came to me saying, 12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Now whatever the King of Tyre might have been, he was not perfect, ...
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