Eat Up (Philippians 3:17-4:1, Genesis 25:27-34)

Nathan Herrlin, 2017-11-12
Part of the Chasing Happy series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Genesis 25:27-34 An example NOT to follow

Dangerous Appetites:
“Your appetites will either rule you or be ruled by you.”

How do we rule our appetites? Philippians 3:17-4:1

“Choose what you want most Instead of what you want right now.”

2 important principles about our appetites:
1. If you stuff yourself, you’ll numb yourself.
2. Your desires are not too strong, they are too weak.

 TWEAK: “I am going to __________ because I want _______.”
 TURN: “My appetites are ruling me. I need rescue.”
 STAND FIRM: “I will keep chasing things of eternal value.”

Philippians 3:17-4:1

17Brethren, be ye imitators together of me, and mark them that so walk even as ye have us for an ensample. 18For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and [whose] glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. 20For our citizenship is in heaven; whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, [that it may be] conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself. 4:1 Wherefore, my brethren beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my beloved. (ASV)

Genesis 25:27-34

27And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. 28Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob. 29And Jacob boiled pottage. And Esau came in from the field, and he was faint. 30And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red [pottage]. For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom. 31And Jacob said, Sell me first thy birthright. 32And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me? 33And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he sware unto him. And he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34And Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils. And he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright. (ASV)

Tags: appetite, control, craving, desires

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