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  1. Falling Out of Love With the World 1 John 2:15. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

  2. 1 John 2:16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 17 “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

  3. What is the World ? Not the earth – Gen. 1 “good”

  4. What is the World ? Not the earth – Gen. 1 “good” Not the people on the earth –Jn.3:16 Sin - unrighteousness

  5. Why So Many Fall in Love with the World 1. The world Appeals to our Flesh “Lust of the Flesh” Sinful Cravings • Life dominated by the senses • Lead us away from God • Gal. 5:19-21 “works of the flesh”

  6. 14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:14-15

  7. Why So Many Fall in Love with the World 2. The world Appeals to our Imagination “Lust of the Eyes” Covetousness • Outward show • Happiness in things Materialism

  8. “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have:” Heb. 13:5a “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity” Eccl. 5:10

  9. Why So Many Fall in Love with the World 3. The world Appeals to our Pride “Pride of Life ” • Puffed up and arrogant – Pro.16:18 • Christians are humble – 1 Pet.5:6

  10. Why So Many Fall in Love with the World 1. Appeals to our cravings 2. Appeals to our imaginations 3. Appeals to our Pride

  11. How to Fall Out of Love With the World 1.Recognize that this is not God’s perfect love • We are seeking the will of the Father • God offers much more than the world 1 Cor. 2:12 2 Pet.1:4

  12. How to Fall Out of Love With the World 2. Recognize that the world does not deliver what it offers • Will ultimately make us unhappy • All these things pass away 2 Pet. 3:10

  13. How to Fall Out of Love With the World 3. Recognize that Loving the world will cost us our souls • Doing God’s will gives us hope • World will be destroyed – heaven is eternal Titus 1:2

  14. Falling Out of Love With the World Dangerous to love anything more than God. Demas - 2 Tim. 4:10

  15. Falling Out of Love With the World “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2

  16. Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 arthurpigman@cybrtyme.com www.evansgachurchofchrist.org Sunday Evening April 22, 2007