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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Self fulfillment Has Taken Over for Love for God

The fall tress as you go down route 64 from our house to the church.


In our society today, its true that self-fillment has taken over for consuming love for God.

We are in the series on how temptation becomes sin on Wednesday night at Rivers of Joy Baptist Church. How does the devil get a person to sin! What is sin! Genesis 3:1-7 is a conversation between the devil and Eve.

In Eve's talk with the Devil and into the talk Eve is saying "I will." Self-fulfillment has taken over for consuming love for God.

For the first time ever, what is driving her is her satisfaction. And that's when sin moves from the mind into the feeling. She's already sinned in the mind, but now the sin is going to work on her emotionally. And it's going to conceive. And it's going to bring forth evil, disobedient behavior, and that will produce death in exactly the pattern of James 1:14 and 15. This is the self-seduction. This is where the feelings follow the mind. Look how it unfolds in Verse 6: "When the woman saw that the tree was good for food" -- that's not intellectual.