Jon Workman preaching at the Well Church in Hemet, CA

Don’t Doubt God’s Goodness | Jon Workman

Why do people fall away? In today’s sermon, Jon Workman gives three tactics of Satan to cause our fall into sin.


“The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.'” “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.” – Genesis 3:1-6 NLT.


First, the tempter comes in disguise. Satan disguises his person and his purpose. “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” – Luke 6:45 NLT.
Second, he attacks the word of God. We must trust God’s word. We are warned because God knows sin is dangerous. “But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” – Ruth 1:16-17 NLT.


Finally, Satan wants us to doubt God’s goodness. Adam and Eve fell not because they ate fruit, but because they disobeyed God’s perfect plan.