Redeemer Church Mauritius
The Beginnings: The Fall - Phil Kendon
Today we come to the subject of the fall - the entrance of evil into this perfect world that God made. If we are honest, that is a very relevant question that needs to be answered. Why would a good God that made such a perfect world allow evil to come in and mess everything up? How did that happen? Could God have prevented it and if he could, why didn’t he? We will explore the idea of good versus evil, how temptation comes, and the consequences of Adam’s sin for the world and for my life. But we will also explore how Jesus overcame temptation and the consequences of Jesus’ victory for the world and for my life.
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  • Redeemer Church Mauritius
    Sunday 9:30 AM
1. Good versus evil

The Satan is a created being in rebellion against God not an equal but opposite force against God.
2. The nature of temptation

Temptation appeals to our desires and leads us to take control of our own lives rather than trust in God.

James 1:13–15 (NIV)
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
3. The failure of Adam / the victory of Jesus

Where Adam failed Jesus succeeded by resisting the Satan and trusting God.
4. Evil in the world and evil in me

We live in the consequences of Adam’s sin but we also inherited a sinful nature ourselves.

Romans 5:19 (NIV)
For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
5. Free choice

God loves us and that love demands that we are free to choose to love him back or not.
Overcoming temptation means trusting God rather than what looks good to us.