The Three Steps To Destruction

THE THREE STEPS TO DESTRUCTION

INTRODUCTION

a. People die

1) Some can’t help it

a) They don’t want to die

b) They didn’t plan to die

c) They hadn’t been anxiously waiting to get their name in the obituary column

2) Some planned their death

a) Called suicide

b) It’s against the law

c) A person could go to jail for it

d) Difficult law to enforce

b. There are two ways to commit suicide

1) By a violent means

a) Jump off a building or bridge

b) Step in front of a Mack truck

c) Hang self

d) Drug over-dose

NOTE: Rich man craving in Hell

2) By The Most Popular Means Today (Most everyone is doing it)

THEME: THE BEST WAY TO DESTROY OURSELVES IS TO:

I. LEARN HOW TO LUST

NOTE: Definition of Lust – sensual desire, carnal appetites. The desire to fulfill selfish desires

     A. We Should Look For Ways To Be Tempted

NOTE: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lusts and enticed (attracted).  James 1:14

     B. We Should Seek The Praise Of Men Rather Than The Praise Of God

NOTE: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.       John 12:43

     C. We Should Pray To God To Let Us Do Things Our Way

NOTE: So I gave them up into their own heart’s lust: and they walked in their own counsels    Psalm 81:12

    D. Its Best Not To Get Saved

NOTE:   Father of saved is God, of the father of the lost is Satan

NOTE: But ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do  John 8:44

NOTE: like father – like child

     E. We Should Be A Scoffer

NOTE: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days, scoffers, walking after their own lusts    II Peter 3:3

T.S. THE BEST WAY TO DESTROY OURSELVES IS TO:

          I. LEARN HOW TO LUST

II. SIN A LOT

NOTE: Honor thy father and thy mother:  that thy days may be long upon the land        Exodus 20:12

     A. We Should Not Seek The Lord

NOTE: He did evil because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord                II Chronicles 12:14

     B. We Should Not Stay Around Christians

NOTE: An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked           Proverbs 29:27

     C. We Should Remember That All Unrighteousness Is Sin I John 5:17

     D. We Should Convince Ourselves That Good Will Come Out Of All Of This Sin We Do

NOTE: Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one. Job 14:4

T.S. THE BEST WAY TO DESTROY OURSELVES IS TO:

          I. LEARN HOW TO LUST

        II. SIN A LOT

III. DIE

     A. We Must Ignore The Ultimate Outcome Of Our Actions

NOTE: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death  Proverbs 14:2

     B. We Must Be Stiff-Necked

NOTE: He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy     Proverbs 29:1

     C. We Must Seek Peace Any Way We Can

NOTE: When they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them and they shall not escape I Thessalonians 5:3

CONCLUSION

THE BEST WAY TO DESTROY OURSELVES IS TO:

I. LEARN HOW TO LUST

II. SIN A LOT

III. DIE

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