Love….World? - Mark Brauss

October 3rd, 2016

☼ The Stages of Our Story …. I John 2:12-14

► children → young men → fathers

4 Powerful Truth Statements

⌂ Your sins have been forgiven.

⌂ You have known Him from the beginning.

⌂ You have overcome the Evil One.

⌂ You are strong and the Word of God lives in you.

☼ Love……. not the World? ….. I John 2:15

• Why this warning?

• world (kosmos) – the invisible system of evil governed

by Satan…a system that stands in

aggressive opposition to God.

☼ 3 Major Components of the World …. I John 2:16

⌂ The Lust of the Flesh ….

• lust – passions and desires that originate

apart from Christ

◊ Ephesians 2:1-5

□ dead in transgressions and sins …..

► caused by → → → → • the ways of this world

following • the ruler of the kingdom of the air

► gratifying the cravings(lust) of the flesh …

by → → → → • its desires and thoughts.

following

► we deserved wrath….

but → because of His great love for us….

God → who is rich in mercy → made us alive with Christ!

→ by grace you have been saved.

⌂ The Lust of the Eyes ….

• Fix your eyes…… Hebrews 12:2 / II Corinthians 4:18

⌂ The Pride of Life …..

∆ Danger ! ….. Proverbs 16:18 → Daniel 4:36-37 → I Peter 5:5-6

☼ Reality …. I John 2:17

 
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