Bible Text: 1 John 2:15-17 | Preacher: Jeff Voegtlin | Series: 1 John
Command: Do Not Love
The Things in the World
Disobedient: No Love of the Father
Reason: Nothing in the world is of the Father
all is infidelity, adultery to Him
all is enmity, rebellion from Him
lust of flesh – deep, physical
lust of eyes – surface, material
pride of life – foundation, volitional
Reason: All world passes away (like a train at the crossing)
All in the world passes away.
Reward: Obedient: Abides for ever
What is the World? Not nature; rather, it is… society, business, entertainment, religion, culture, education, houses, technologies, money, position, etc.
Why does God give this command?
God is not capricious (willy-nilly!)!
He commands for our good.
He knows what will harm us.
We are drawn to love the world.
Who is Commanded?
Young, Strong, Wise
Children, Young Men, Fathers