Sunday, October 16, 2022

Loving the World - Nathan Rages

1John 2:15-17  15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

1. The Command: Do not love the world (v15).

2. The Reasons:
   (a) Because it’s incompatible with the Father (v15).
   (b) Because it’s full of evil things: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and boastful pride of life (v16).
   (c) Because it’s only temporary (v17).

3. Some Applications:
   (a) Count the cost of becoming a Christian.
   (b) Be careful with the earthly things you most enjoy.
   (c) Be careful who is influencing you. 
   (d) Look to Jesus’ perfect example.

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