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November 3, 2019
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The Template Of Temptation

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  • Ed Young: The church should be
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  • the most creative Institute in the world.
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  • The church is where it happens!
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  • The church is where we find purpose, and meaning, and power!
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  • The church is the living, breathing body of Christ!
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing life through the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyes with someone
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  • that Jesus did not die for.
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  • Ed Young: Welcome to my home.
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  • This is where I spend a lot of time studying as I prepare for
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  • different messages that you watch each and every week.
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  • Thank you also for allowing me to come into your home,
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  • through the miracle of technology and television.
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  • Sit back and relax and watch this because I truly believe
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  • the next several moments can change the course of your life.
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  • Ed: Temptation, we all deal with it, don't we?
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  • The ubiquitous nature of temptation.
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  • Temptation crosses all socioeconomic lines,
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  • all racial lines.
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  • It's everywhere, temptation.
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  • If I'd ask you this question about temptation,
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  • what would your answer be?
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  • And don't blurt this answer just you can say it to yourself.
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  • What is the biggest temptation that you deal with?
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  • What is that thing, that area that seems to always be in front
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  • of you, that little thing or that big thing that trips you
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  • up?
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  • Have you got that?
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  • Now, I want to ask you another question, what do you do best?
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  • This might help you with the answer.
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  • Where are you gifted?
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  • What sort of comes easy to you, effortless to you, what, what?
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  • Because I'll bet you cash money that you're tempted around your
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  • greatest strength.
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  • I'm tempted around my greatest ability.
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  • It's so interesting, isn't it?
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  • For example, if you're a charming people, God has just
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  • given you that charm, you know, people are like, "Oh man, you've
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  • got it."
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  • We can use that charm for good for the things of God, or we can
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  • use that charm to manipulate, to connive.
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  • Maybe you're a leader, maybe when you step out, people
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  • follow.
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  • It's just a God-given thing.
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  • You know, everybody is influential but you have that
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  • extra measure of influence and if you're not careful, you can
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  • use that leadership quotient for evil.
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  • You can use that on one hand for good but on the other hand, you
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  • can use that discernment to rip people apart, to belittle them.
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  • Wherever you're the strongest is where you're tempted the most.
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  • I like to--well, I don't like to but I work out.
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  • I almost said I like to work out.
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  • I work out, and I work out at this gym where they have those
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  • kettle bells.
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  • Have you seen those kettle bells?
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  • They call them hells bells?
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  • They're little goblets with these handles on them, different
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  • weights.
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  • And as I started out working, you know, you swing these things
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  • and when I started out I was doing a certain amount of weight
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  • and the more I've gotten more form down, I've increased and
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  • I've gotten better and I can swing more of those hells bells,
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  • those kettle bells.
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  • When I'm tempted, when I resist the temptation, when I see past
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  • the bait to the consequences, it makes me stronger.
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  • When my form is right, it makes me stronger and I better walk
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  • with God a stronger believer.
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  • So, often temptation gets a bad rap yet temptation is
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  • everywhere. It's no respecter of persons.
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  • Everybody is tempted.
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  • The Bible says, "When you're tempted."
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  • Again, think about that area where you're tempted the most
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  • and I'll bet you that it's the area where you're gifted
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  • the most.
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  • Today, I want to go through a template of temptation.
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  • As we look at the villain, because that's what I'm talking
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  • about the villain. Who is the villain?
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  • The villain is the enemy. Who is the villain?
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  • The villain is the accuser. Who is the villain?
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  • The villain is the tempter, I'm talking about the devil himself.
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  • As we look at him, we've gotta understand him.
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  • We gotta understand his strategy.
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  • It's like God has allowed us to go back into the locker room to
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  • do some peering, to do some looking around.
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  • We see his strategy.
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  • The villain's strategy is perversion or it's perverted.
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  • Where God has a gift, Satan has a counterfeit, always.
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  • It's never something original.
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  • It's never something new.
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  • It's never something Picasso-like, no, no, no.
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  • It's as old as dirt and what blows me away is it still works
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  • in my life and in your life as well.
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  • So, I thought we would just expose the villain's tactics
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  • because the villain opposes the hero.
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  • The Bible is a book that everyone should understand.
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  • One villain, the devil.
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  • One hero, Jesus.
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  • One message, Jesus saves.
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  • Let me say it again, the Bible is very basic.
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  • One villain, the devil.
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  • One hero, Jesus.
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  • One message, Jesus saves.
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  • That is what the Bible is about.
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  • So, with the hero, of course, the hero being Jesus, we invite
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  • the hero into our heart and we can become heroes to
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  • a watching world.
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  • Conversely, if we turn our back on the hero and we go the way of
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  • the villain, we can become a villain to those people we're
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  • around.
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  • So, Satan, he fights, he fought.
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  • God segues to man because he messed Adam and Eve around.
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  • We have the sin nature from man.
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  • He then goes to God because he knew the Trinity would be up to
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  • something really unbelievable as Jesus lived this life, died this
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  • death, rose again, and now he knows after you and me again.
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  • But let's talk about the temptation of Jesus because
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  • Jesus was tempted, fully God, fully man.
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  • Jesus was tempted. This is the template.
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  • Now obviously, we're not tempted in the same way Jesus was
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  • tempted.
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  • The devil, the villain, wanted to get him off his purpose,
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  • off of his game.
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  • He wanted to keep him from living a sinless life, dying a
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  • sacrificial death, and rising again thereby thwarting God's
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  • plan.
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  • I've always loved snakes.
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  • I've always loved them, I don't know why.
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  • When I was a kid, I really loved snakes.
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  • My parents never ever, ever would let me have a snake.
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  • I'm still bitter about it, I need counseling about it.
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  • I just love those things.
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  • I was in the third grade and we lived in the southeast, and
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  • someone caught a snake, a big snake.
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  • The snake was in a jar with a lid.
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  • I looked at the snake, and dad was looking at the snake, and
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  • the neighborhood kids were looking at the snake, and my
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  • girlfriend Tina Heirwood was looking at the snake yet this is
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  • kind of a sad thing, Tina and I broke up about a month later.
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  • I threw dog doo-doo in her hair. I didn't mean to.
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  • I was just slinging it around on a rake but it hit her in the
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  • face and in the hair and that was it.
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  • So, it's a whole 'nother story.
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  • Tina Heirwood, I wonder what she's doing today.
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  • Tina Heirwood.
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  • So, they were looking at this and I was looking at it and my
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  • father looked at me said, "Son, don't touch that snake.
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  • We're not sure if it's poisonous or not, do not, do not."
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  • I said, "Dad, can we take the jar to our garage?"
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  • "Yes," he said, "just for a little while.
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  • Once I finished supper--" That's what we called it back in the
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  • day, the dirty, dirty.
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  • "Once I finish supper, I'm gonna come back out, I'm gonna kill
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  • the snake 'cause it could be poison."
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  • "Dad, it's not poisonous, I read snake books.
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  • I mean, I've lived on this earth nine years.
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  • I know what a snake looks like.
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  • I know what a nonpoisonous snake looks like."
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  • He says, "Ed, don't, don't, don't, son, do not touch
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  • the snake."
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  • "I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not."
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  • He goes in, I'm looking at that snake, the neighborhood kids are
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  • looking at it, Tina Heirwood was looking at it.
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  • That snake's not poisonous.
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  • Then, we gotta talk out loud.
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  • "He's not, I mean dad doesn't really know.
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  • I mean, he's a preacher, he doesn't know about snakes.
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  • I know about snakes."
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  • I said, "Ben, hand me the yard gloves."
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  • "Man, you're stupid, man, don't do it."
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  • That's my brother. "Give me the yard gloves."
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  • "Okay, okay, okay."
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  • Put the yard gloves on, unscrewed the lid.
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  • I could just hear Tina Heirwood going, "My hero."
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  • And I looked at that snake, picked this big ole thing up and
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  • all the neighborhood kids were like, "Oh my gosh,
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  • he's a snake handler.
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  • This guy, whoa, he's dialed in."
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  • I said, "I told you.
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  • Dad will be fine.
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  • I'm gonna bring him inside, show him, this snake's fine.
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  • This snake's not poisonous, it's not aggressive.
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  • I'm not gonna kill it, I'm gonna keep it."
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  • "Whoa."
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  • You know, you talk really big, don't you, when you parents
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  • aren't around.
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  • I said, "Ben, I'm gonna hold this snake bar handed now."
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  • He goes, "Don't do it. You're an idiot."
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  • Oh go, "Ben." "Okay, okay."
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  • I said, "Take the yard glove off."
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  • So, he took one of the yard gloves off and as I reached this
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  • left hand to grasp this snake right behind the head, he jumped
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  • on me and bit my hand, blood spurting.
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  • He's hanging there. "Ah!"
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  • The neighborhood kids bolt, Tina Heirwood runs back home, Ben
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  • runs inside, tells on me.
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  • It has some bad consequences.
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  • When you make a pet out of sin, "Everything's okay.
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  • I'll just look at it."
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  • You begin to doubt the voice of the father.
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  • "Dad, he doesn't know about what's poisonous or not.
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  • I mean does God really know--I mean, does my father really know
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  • about reptiles? Heck no.
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  • I'll just play around with it.
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  • I'll just unscrew the lid and look."
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  • And the peer pressure and then I want to be the man.
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  • I want to be the--it's tough.
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  • The temptation of Jesus, this is so interesting, so deep.
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  • I can talk for hours on it, but I'm not.
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  • Ed: February 19 through the 20, our Creative Church
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  • Conference is happening again. Have you seen the speaking list?
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  • Louis Giglio: God isn't just interested in getting you to do
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  • something, he wants you to understand that he sees you
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  • just like you are.
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  • Randy Bezet: Get your eyes off the hazards in your life,
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  • get your eyes on Jesus.
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  • Ed: The gates of hell will not prevail against the church.
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  • Phil Dooley: There are people out there who are gonna try to
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  • take your hope from you, but you gotta hold on to it.
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  • Ed: It will revolutionize your life.
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  • Make sure that you are here for C3.
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  • Ed: But this is a template of temptation.
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  • First temptation, fast food, fast food will kill you, man.
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  • It's horrible for you.
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  • I love it, but it's not good for you.
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  • After the baptism of Jesus, Jesus was baptized, 30 years
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  • he lived in obscurity.
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  • He was baptized and the Father said, "This is my Son whom I'm
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  • well pleased."
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  • The Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove.
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  • He was baptized, he went public from obscurity to going public.
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  • Then the Bible says something interesting and I've wondered
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  • this for a long, long time.
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  • It says, "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit."
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  • What, you mean the Holy Spirit?
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  • Yes, that's what it says.
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  • He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted
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  • by the devil.
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  • Why, why would the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead,
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  • lead Jesus into the wilderness?
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  • I'll tell you why, Matthew is about the kingliness of Jesus.
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  • Everything is king.
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  • Talks about the ancestry of the king, the arrival of the king,
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  • read it in Matthew, the adoration of the king, the
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  • announcement of the king, the affirmation of the king.
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  • It's all about the king. It's all about the king.
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  • Well, the Holy Spirit's like, "Hey villain, bring your best
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  • game because Jesus is going out in the wilderness.
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  • After fasting 40 days and 40 nights, he's going on the
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  • offensive and he's gonna show the world that he is the
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  • sovereign Savior, the King of kings and the Lord of lords."
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  • That's what's going on here.
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  • So, Jesus was not like on his heels.
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  • He was not playing defense.
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  • After fasting 40 days and 40 nights, here's what the devil
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  • does, he plays on what is already played out.
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  • What did God say in the baptism?
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  • "This is my Son whom I'm well pleased."
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  • And now he comes to Jesus, he's famished, he's famished.
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  • The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of
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  • God--" God just said it, if you're the Son of God, a desire
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  • sprinkled in with a little doubt can lead to devastation.
  • 00:14:55.020 --> 00:14:59.150
  • And again, the area was called the devastation.
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  • "If you're the Son of God, tell these stones--" And the stones
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  • looked like loaves of bread, to turn into bread.
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  • There's nothing wrong with being hungry.
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  • There's nothing wrong with food, nothing wrong with carbs,
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  • nothing wrong with it, but it was against the Father's will.
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  • The Father's will was for Jesus to fast.
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  • The Father's will was for him to be tempted.
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  • Like, we'll never, ever get tempted.
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  • It wasn't time for him to eat.
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  • So, the devil wanted Jesus to use his supernatural powers to
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  • turn the stones into bread,
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  • thereby passing up the will of God.
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  • Whenever God has a gift, Satan has a counterfeit.
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  • The gift of sex, you want to see counterfeit, look around,
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  • look around.
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  • Homosexuality, immorality, pornography, this whole
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  • transgender vibe, perversion, perversion.
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  • God has a gift, Satan always has a counterfeit,
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  • always, always, always.
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  • We need to understand that.
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  • So, Jesus wasn't buying it.
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  • He was like "Uh-uh, no, no, no."
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  • So, he answered, "It is written."
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  • Write it down, "It is written."
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  • And notice that Jesus was able to rely on the things as a man.
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  • He didn't use his supernatural powers here.
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  • This is a man thing.
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  • He's using the Word of God and the Spirit of God.
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  • "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
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  • every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
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  • I'll say it again, sin is a legitimate desire used
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  • in an illegitimate way.
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  • Use the desires--God thought desire up, not the devil.
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  • Use the desires God's way.
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  • Here's the phrase that pays, you ready for this one?
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  • The villain tempts us to do wrong,
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  • God tests us to make us strong.
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  • Fast food, notice this next one, fast fame.
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  • "I can be famous."
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  • Talk to young people, what do they want to do?
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  • "I can be famous. I can be famous."
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  • The devil came to Jesus, he's like, "Jesus, you got like,
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:20.120
  • what, two followers on Instagram?
  • 00:17:20.130 --> 00:17:25.250
  • You can have billions, more than Justin Beiber."
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  • Matthew chapter 4, "Then the devil took him to the holy city
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  • and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.
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  • 'If you're the Son of God--'" Now again, throw that little
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  • doubt in.
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  • "Did God really mean, did God really mean no sex until
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  • you're married?
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  • Did God really say, did God really say that homosexuality is
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  • committing cosmic treason?
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  • Did God really say that?
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  • I mean, come on, a little desire, a little doubt."
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  • Devastation, devastation.
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  • "If you're the Son of God, throw yourself down."
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  • "Man, you'll have all these followers."
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  • "For it's written," and here's what he does, he takes the
  • 00:18:12.260 --> 00:18:15.050
  • Scripture out of context. Jump down to this line.
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  • A text out of context can become a pretext.
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  • What does that mean?
  • 00:18:23.060 --> 00:18:25.020
  • Okay, he quotes, Satan now is like, "Okay Jesus, you want to
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:27.270
  • quote Scripture? I'll quote Scripture."
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  • Satan's a good theologian.
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  • Here's what he says, he goes, he goes, "Throw yourself down.
  • 00:18:31.130 --> 00:18:34.210
  • For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning
  • 00:18:34.220 --> 00:18:37.210
  • you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will
  • 00:18:37.220 --> 00:18:41.100
  • not strike your foot against a stone--'" Jesus jumped down and
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  • the angels will catch you like Odell Beckham Jr.
  • 00:18:45.210 --> 00:18:48.290
  • catches a pass. Just everything will be cool.
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  • Everybody will go, "Whoa, man, Jesus is in town."
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  • People might say, "Oh, my God," and they'll be right.
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:19:03.230
  • That's the only time you can say, "Oh, my God" and be right,
  • 00:19:03.240 --> 00:19:07.210
  • other than that, you're cursing.
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  • Satan took this out of context.
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  • Psalm 91 doesn't say that.
  • 00:19:16.010 --> 00:19:17.270
  • He left out, "In all thy ways."
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  • We follow the Lord in all of our ways, we live under the will of
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  • God. He does that.
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  • He's all about that doubt, just casting that doubt,
  • 00:19:30.190 --> 00:19:35.210
  • that question.
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  • Go back to the garden, the first Adam was tempted right in
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  • paradise, the last Adam, Jesus, was tempted in the wilderness.
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  • The first Adam was full.
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  • He had everything happening for him in the garden, the last
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:53.280
  • Adam, Jesus, was hungry.
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  • The first Adam sinned and he was cast out of the garden.
  • 00:19:57.030 --> 00:20:03.120
  • The last Adam, Jesus, emerged sinlessly, lived victoriously,
  • 00:20:03.130 --> 00:20:10.020
  • died heroically, rose bodily, thereby it was the death of
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  • death and he's given us the power to be victors through
  • 00:20:16.250 --> 00:20:23.050
  • temptation as well.
  • 00:20:23.060 --> 00:20:24.200
  • So, we just--think about this, fast food, your desire, my
  • 00:20:24.210 --> 00:20:27.260
  • desire, use that desire in an illegitimate way.
  • 00:20:27.270 --> 00:20:31.270
  • It's a legitimate desire but use it the way you want it used.
  • 00:20:31.280 --> 00:20:36.230
  • Fast fame, it's all about being famous.
  • 00:20:36.240 --> 00:20:38.190
  • Man, I'm, you know, "I'm the man.
  • 00:20:38.200 --> 00:20:41.150
  • I'm the girl."
  • 00:20:41.160 --> 00:20:43.010
  • And it's crazy what we'll sacrifice, right, to be famous,
  • 00:20:43.020 --> 00:20:49.170
  • to be recognized, to be in the popular crowd, the click, the
  • 00:20:49.180 --> 00:20:56.100
  • squad that we'll go, "whoa man, that's something else."
  • 00:20:56.110 --> 00:21:00.180
  • Hey students, it's not worth it.
  • 00:21:00.190 --> 00:21:02.280
  • Here's the third one, fast fortune, fast fortune, fast
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  • fortune.
  • 00:21:08.010 --> 00:21:09.120
  • The devil took Jesus up mountain range said, "Jesus, hey, you bow
  • 00:21:09.130 --> 00:21:14.000
  • down and worship me."
  • 00:21:14.010 --> 00:21:15.170
  • You know, it's all about worship for him.
  • 00:21:15.180 --> 00:21:16.290
  • He's trying to do in your life what he didn't get done in
  • 00:21:17.000 --> 00:21:18.270
  • heaven, worship, right, worship.
  • 00:21:18.280 --> 00:21:21.210
  • He said in Matthew 4, verse 8, "Again, the devil took him to a
  • 00:21:21.220 --> 00:21:24.220
  • very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the
  • 00:21:24.230 --> 00:21:26.160
  • world and their splendor.
  • 00:21:26.170 --> 00:21:27.270
  • 'All this I will give to you--'" Well, that's a lie.
  • 00:21:27.280 --> 00:21:30.020
  • He doesn't own them all.
  • 00:21:33.220 --> 00:21:35.030
  • Yeah, he's the God of this world, lower case G, the God of
  • 00:21:35.040 --> 00:21:38.230
  • this world system, the prince of the power of the air.
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:42.150
  • No, no, Jesus is the King.
  • 00:21:42.160 --> 00:21:45.030
  • The only area that he can operate in is the area that God
  • 00:21:45.040 --> 00:21:47.250
  • allows him to operate in. So, it's like, really?
  • 00:21:47.260 --> 00:21:53.000
  • "'All this I'll give to you if you'll bow down and worship.'"
  • 00:21:53.010 --> 00:21:56.010
  • So, think about the temptation.
  • 00:21:56.020 --> 00:21:57.160
  • Here's Jesus going, "Well, I can just bow the knee, I can forego
  • 00:21:57.170 --> 00:22:03.050
  • the gore and get to the glory."
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:07.210
  • Man, that was tempting.
  • 00:22:07.220 --> 00:22:09.170
  • He knew what was before him 'cause he came to die, to be
  • 00:22:09.180 --> 00:22:14.100
  • mistreated, to be abused, but he's like, no.
  • 00:22:14.110 --> 00:22:19.010
  • "Jesus said to him, 'Away from me, Devil!
  • 00:22:19.020 --> 00:22:21.140
  • For it is written: Worship the Lord your God,
  • 00:22:21.150 --> 00:22:24.080
  • and serve him only.'"
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  • Jesus hid God's Word in his heart.
  • 00:22:28.140 --> 00:22:33.030
  • And then I love this, then the devil left him and the angels
  • 00:22:33.040 --> 00:22:37.110
  • came to him and ministered to him, attended to him.
  • 00:22:37.120 --> 00:22:40.180
  • They probably gave him some angel food cake, who knows?
  • 00:22:40.190 --> 00:22:42.190
  • But then he was able to recalibrate and reboot because
  • 00:22:45.030 --> 00:22:50.130
  • it was God's timing.
  • 00:22:50.140 --> 00:22:54.080
  • Do you see temptation says, "Now, did your dad really mean
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:59.110
  • the snake was not poisonous?
  • 00:22:59.120 --> 00:23:00.270
  • Did he really say don't touch the snake?"
  • 00:23:00.280 --> 00:23:03.130
  • "Now, I want to open that jar.
  • 00:23:03.140 --> 00:23:05.150
  • I now I want to hold that snake.
  • 00:23:05.160 --> 00:23:07.170
  • Now I want to impress the people."
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  • Don't do it, don't do it, don't do it.
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:18.060
  • Every temptation, ladies and gentlemen, follows this same
  • 00:23:18.070 --> 00:23:24.260
  • simple, effective, basic routine, fast food, fast fame,
  • 00:23:24.270 --> 00:23:31.190
  • fast fortune, fast food, fast fame, fast fortune.
  • 00:23:31.200 --> 00:23:36.240
  • So, what do we do?
  • 00:23:36.250 --> 00:23:38.060
  • Well, the devil's all about perversion.
  • 00:23:38.070 --> 00:23:41.160
  • What do we do?
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  • The villain's defeat is through power, power of the Spirit of
  • 00:23:42.290 --> 00:23:47.090
  • God that's what Jesus relied on, that's who Jesus relied on, and
  • 00:23:47.100 --> 00:23:52.220
  • the power of the Word of God.
  • 00:23:52.230 --> 00:23:58.040
  • And we're to surrender ourselves 'cause I want to put the cookies
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  • on the shelf where everyone can eat them.
  • 00:24:03.040 --> 00:24:05.150
  • We need to surrender ourselves to the Holy Spirit of God each
  • 00:24:05.160 --> 00:24:09.290
  • and every day.
  • 00:24:10.000 --> 00:24:11.130
  • We need to spend time, it can only be ten minutes, 12 minutes.
  • 00:24:11.140 --> 00:24:15.080
  • I'm ADD.
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:16.190
  • I mean, 15 minutes--in Scripture a day.
  • 00:24:16.200 --> 00:24:21.090
  • I hide the Word in my heart, it is written.
  • 00:24:21.100 --> 00:24:24.070
  • And notice, it's an offense weapon, the sword of
  • 00:24:24.080 --> 00:24:27.070
  • the--Spirit.
  • 00:24:27.080 --> 00:24:33.120
  • That's huge.
  • 00:24:33.130 --> 00:24:35.080
  • Isn't it true that when we miss church for a couple of weeks
  • 00:24:35.090 --> 00:24:39.130
  • we're susceptible, we're vulnerable to temptations we
  • 00:24:39.140 --> 00:24:42.110
  • normally aren't vulnerable to?
  • 00:24:42.120 --> 00:24:43.250
  • Isn't it true when we miss that intimate time of communion with
  • 00:24:43.260 --> 00:24:48.200
  • God, of hiding his Word in our heart, how susceptible we are
  • 00:24:48.210 --> 00:24:52.230
  • to temptation? Isn't it true?
  • 00:24:52.240 --> 00:24:54.230
  • That is why we've gotta be on our game.
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:59.010
  • That's when we've got to surrender.
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  • That's what we've got to study, and that's what why we gotta
  • 00:25:00.290 --> 00:25:04.120
  • look at this thing from 30.000 feet and realize the Bible is
  • 00:25:04.130 --> 00:25:08.160
  • about one1 villain, the devil, one hero, Jesus, and one
  • 00:25:08.170 --> 00:25:13.220
  • message, Jesus saves.
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  • The villain has been defeated.
  • 00:25:16.150 --> 00:25:18.140
  • The villain is a loser.
  • 00:25:18.150 --> 00:25:21.010
  • The villain is on his way to the lake of fire.
  • 00:25:21.020 --> 00:25:25.010
  • God is the God of the universe.
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  • Jesus is our sovereign Savior.
  • 00:25:27.220 --> 00:25:30.060
  • He's our Master, our King, the Alpha and Omega.
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  • He understands when we're tempted.
  • 00:25:34.070 --> 00:25:36.150
  • He understands when we're tested.
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  • We have a sympathetic Savior.
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