The Anatomy of a Temptation

10 Sep, 2015

Sermon Notes


The Anatomy of a Temptation
Genesis 3:1-7

I. Desire: Temptation originates within us. "...saw that it was desirable..." - 3:6

II. Deception: Temptation offers satisfaction, but yields disappointment and guilt. "...now the serpent was the most cunning of all..." - 3:1

III. Doubt: Temptation challenges the authority of God. "Did God really say...?" - 3:1

IV. Disobedience: Temptation can birth sin. "She took the fruit and gave it to Adam" - 3:6

V. Defeat: Temptation opens the door to the inherent and unintended consequences of sin. "They knew...and hid themselves from God..." - 3:7-9