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The Art of deception

The Art of deception - The Art of deception Identity theft...

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The Art of deception Identity theft I. Intro a. (Tabloid stories): a.i. Bet you didn’t know they’ve created man eating hamster, takes down dogs, called a pit-hamster (like pit-bull) a.ii. Bet you didn’t know there’s an Indian prophet who has predicted over a 100 different things a.ii.1. Predicted that illegal immigrants will start a revolt against the city of LA a.ii.2. Also said we’ll find a group of giants that have been genetically mutated in central America a.ii.3. And US will build an army base on the moon a.ii.4. Predicted Hilary Clinton will become a republican a.iii. Did you know Whitney Houston has a brain tumor the size of a watermelon a.iv. Did you know Luckiest man in the world was born with a rabbits foot, won lottery in Florida a.v. Did you know Texas has decided to use the gladiator games for death row inmates b. All of these stories came out of those magazines you see in the Meijer checkout lane c. Anything that’s in these things has got to be true c.i. Deception is all around us, some of use get deceived, some are deceivers c.ii. some of us it’s hard to go a day without lying d. over the next three weeks were going to be talking about the art of deception d.i. deceiver: Satan d.ii. how we can defend ourselves against these deceptions II. All of us are deceived a. John 8:44 a.i. He (Satan) was a killer from the very start. He couldn't stand the truth because there wasn't a shred of truth in him. When the Liar speaks, he makes it up out of his lying nature and fills the world with lies. a.ii. Sometimes we see Satan as this little guy with a pitchfork a.iii. LOTR video clip b. He’s filling the world with deceptions, were going to look at his methods so we know how to defend ourselves from it, were going to examine scripture III. Satan is the father of deception a. Started lying with Adam and eve and hasn’t stopped since a.i. Deceives all of creation b. For those who do not know God, his plan is to keep it like that c. For those of us who do he wants to keep us from fully experiencing the greatness of a relationship with God d. First of the greatest ways he deceives is identity theft, 2 nd sets performance trap, 3 rd , sets a brilliant distraction e. Open Bibles to James 1 IV. James 1:14-16 a. 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full- grown, gives birth to death. 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. b. Were tempted, because we have sin inside of us, that’s not going to change
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c. His goal is to because of this entice us, put us in circumstances to sin, so that we sin, which will lead us away from God d. Scouting other sporting teams: find one thing that thesy don’t do well and exploit it until they make a change d.i.
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