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What in the world is worldliness?

1 John 2:14-17

INTRODUCTION

  1. What is right to some, seems wrong to others

  2. Most lessons deal only with some of the examples

    1. Smoking, Drinking

    2. Dancing, Immodest dress

  3. We will study the heart of the matter

WHY BE CONCERNED?

  1. It destroys souls

    1. John 17:14

    2. Galatians 1:4

    3. James 1:27

    4. Romans 12:2

    5. 2 Peter 1:4

  2. It is of the devil

    1. 1 Peter 5:8

    2. Revelation 12:9

    3. 2 Corinthians 4:4

    4. James 4:4

  3. Worldly is not always evil

    1. John 3:16

    2. 1 John 2:15

    3. World is used in 3 ways

      1. Created world John 21:25

      2. World of souls John 3:16

      3. System of the world 1 John 2:15

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WORLDLINESS?

  1. 2 Things

    1. Love of the world

    2. Love of things in the world

      1. Lust of flesh stones to bread good for food

      2. Lust of eyes see all kingdoms beautiful

      3. Pride of life jump make wise

  2. Centers in body, mind, and will of man

  3. Religious and worldly?

    1. Colossians 3:2

    2. 2 Timothy 4:10

    3. Philippians 3:18-20

    4. Philippians 3:13-14

  4. Associated with lust

    1. Lust = desire for the forbidden

    2. Not all desire is lust

HOW TO OVERCOME THE WORLDLINESS

  1. Victory is in Jesus

    1. Philippians 4:13

    2. Romans 12:1-2

    3. Romans 8:37

  2. Study the Bible for strength Romans 10:17

  3. Pray for wisdom James 1:5

  4. Avoid evil 1 Thessalonians 5:22

    1. Places you go

    2. People you associate with

    3. Literature you read

    4. What you say and hear

    5. Things you do

  5. 1 John 5:4-5




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