Outline and Audio Sermons:
Dr. Walter D. Huyck Jr. D.Min.
Walking Off The Edge - Four Steps To Sin:
1. The Courtship to sin-
Drawn away (vs 14).
2. The Consent to sin -
Enticed (vs 14).
3. The Conception of sin -
Conceived (vs 15).
4. The Completion of sin -
Death (vs 15).
Temptation - What to do when I am tempted:
[Understand your adversary's devices (2 Cor 2.11)]
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant of his devices. ]
[He is determined (Job 1.8-9; Zech 3.1; Luke 22.31)]
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that
there is none like him in
the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth
evil? 9 Then Satan answered the
LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?]
[Our adversary is so determined that he will argue with God over you.
He is refered to in Revelation 12:10
as the accuser of the brethren.]
And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the
and Satan standing
at his right hand to resist him. ]
[Luke 22:31 And
the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold,
Satan hath desired
to have you, that he may
sift you as wheat:]
[The devil is relentless in his pursuit of you.]
[He will tempt you and then tempt you again.
He will try to trip you up.
He will try to get you to turn away from our Lord.
He will try to deceive you with things you desire.
He is determined and he will not give up.]
[He is a deceiver (2 Cor 11.14-15; Matt 13.39; Rev 12.9)
– While the devil is referred to as a deceiver, he never presents himself to
us as the deceiver that he is.
Those he works through will often seem friendly, kind and compassionate, but
they are the agents of our adversary if they seek to draw us away from the
Word of God or the people of God.]
And no marvel; for Satan himself is
transformed into an
angel of light. 15
Therefore it is no great
thing if his ministers also be
transformed as the
ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their
[Notice that these deceiving agents of the devil are presented as the
ministers of righteousness.
They will be Bible carrying pastors in pulpits, Bible carrying Christians in
church pews, but non-the-less they are deceivers.]
[In the Parable of the wheat and the tares we find these tares permeating
the field of the Church. They
are through and through the field.
These tares look like the wheat plants until they bear their
poisonous black fruit. Notice
The enemy that sowed them is the devil;
the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. ]
[The tares were right in the midst of the field, just as these deceivers
will be right in the midst of the Church.]
[Temptation will often be the result of some deceiver right in the midst of
the Church. It will be brought
by someone you hope and think you can trust.]
[Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the
whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were
cast out with him.]
[Our adversary will deceive many, for his deceptions are not few nor rare.
But his end is determined.
His judgment is coming and coming soon.]
[He wants to devour (1 Pet 5.8)]
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:]
[He is a destroyer (John 10.10)]
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly. ]
[Our adversary desires to destroy everything that is precious to our Lord.
He wants to destroy your,]
[Fellowships – Your Christian relationships, the Church]
[Fidelity – Thereby destroying your witness and testimony]
Understand your own tendencies
– We are tempted when we are drawn away by our own lusts.
[We often assume we are in the right (Prov 14.12)]
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof
are the ways of death.]
[We often feel that our heart will lead us right (Jer 17.9)]
[If it feels so right then how can it be wrong?]
[If God didn’t want me to do it then why did He put such a strong desire in
The heart is deceitful
above all things, and
desperately wicked: who can know it?]
[We tend to wander away from God (Psalm 119.10; Jer 14.10)]
[I just don’t feel like reading my Bible right now.]
[I just don’t feel like praying right now.]
[I just don’t feel like going to Church all the time.]
With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not wander
from thy commandments.]
[Jeremiah 14:10 Thus saith
the LORD unto this people,
Thus have they loved
to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD
doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their
[We want to do it ourselves - Pride
(Prov 11.2; 16.18)]
[I don’t need some Church to tell me how to live my life.]
[I can take care of myself.]
pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly
[Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth
before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. ]
[Illustration - There once was a
community of sorely burdened people who lived at the base of a high
mountain. One day the mayor had
a great idea. "Let's all carry
our burdens to the top of the mountain," he said, "then we will lay them
down and everyone can choose a burden to carry.
Since, it is apparent that everyone else's burdens are lighter than
your own." So, up the mountain
they went, bearing their burdens to the top.
When everyone was there they laid their burdens down and began to
browse. Soon everyone had
picked up a burden and started back down the mountain.
Then suddenly the mayor realized, with amazement, that everyone was
carrying their own burdens after all."
You see, in God's divine providence, He knows just which burdens we
need for our current circumstances and growth.]
Understand God's purpose for you.
[God wants you to stand (Eph
6.11; Luke 21.36; Jude 1.24)]
Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.]
21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and
before the Son of man. ]
[Jude 1:24 Now unto him
that is able to keep you from falling,
and to present
you faultless before
the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,]
[God wants to deliver you (Psalm
The angel of the LORD
about them that fear him,
and delivereth them.
cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.]
[Psalm 34:19 Many
are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the LORD
delivereth him out of them all. ]
[God does not want you to sin (1
John 2.1; John 8.11; Rom 6.1-2; 1 Cor 15.34; Eph 4.26)]
[1 John 2:1
My little children, these things write I unto you,
that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
[John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said
unto her, Neither do I condemn thee:
go, and sin no more.]
[Romans 6:1-2 1
What shall we say then?
Shall we continue in
sin, that grace may abound? 2
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer
[1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness,
and sin not;
for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak
this to your shame. ]
[Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry,
and sin not:
let not the sun go down upon your wrath:]
with the temptation.
[Deal with your disillusionment.]
[This temptation is common (1 Cor 10.13)]
[1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God
is faithful, who will not
suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the
temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear
[God means even this for good (Rom 8.28)]
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to
his purpose. ]
to stand with God.
- Having done all.]
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day,
and having done all,
to stand. ]
- Wait on the Lord.]
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew
their strength; they shall
mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and
not faint. ]
(Philip 4.8; Isa 26.3)
- Focus your mind - Think on these things.]
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be
any virtue, and if there be
think on these things.]
[Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt
keep him in perfect peace,
on thee: because
he trusteth in thee.]
[The Law of the Dog - David Jeremiah]
[When a master throws a dog a piece of meat or bread and commands no.
The dog knows it cannot eat the food, so a well-trained dog will not
look at the food, but will look at the master's face.]
[The law of the dog teaches us to get our focus off of the source of our
temptation and onto something else.
When temptation comes we need to refocus ourselves on God in order to
get our minds off of the source of our temptation.]
[What you resist persists - David Jeremiah]
the temptation fruitful
[Let God mature you (James
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes
which are scattered abroad, greeting. 2
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; 3 Knowing
this, that the trying of
your faith worketh patience. 4
But let patience
have her perfect work, that
ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Baptist Chruch, Evening, Feb 16, 2014
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