Whom or what do you love? (1John 2:15-17)

Whom or what do you love? (1John 2:15-17)

Sermon Outline

  1. The Love of the World
    1. What do you love? (1Jn 2:15)
    2. What does it mean to love?
      1. Love is a sacrificial pursuit/service of one’s life for the benefit of another. (John 15:13)
      2. Love seeks to encourage, to build up, to strengthen the faith walk of another. [1Cor 13:4-8a Love is (insert in PPT)]
      3. Love will forgo things in order to not cause others to stumble. (Matt. 18:6, 1Cor. 8:12 )
    3. What is the world and the things of the world? (1Jn 2:2, 3:1, 3:13, 3:17, 5:19)
    4. The 3 examples (1Jn 2:16
      1. The desires of the Flesh
      2. The desires of the Eyes
      3. The pride of Life (Dan. 4:30)
  2. Why the Love of the World is incongruent with the Christian Life
    1. You have conquered the prince of this world (1Jn 2:14, Gal 1:4, Rom 8:37)
    2. You have experienced the Father’s Love (1Jn 2:15b)
    3. You have love for the Father (1Jn 2:15b)
    4. This world is passing away (1Jn 2:17)
  3. Love for God
    1. Expressed in doing the Will of God (1Jn 2:17)
      1. Believing in the Son: (John 6:39-40)
      2. His Kingdom comes to earth – Mt 6:10,
      3. Delivered from evil – (Eph 1:4-5)
    2. Repenting of Living Life the way we want to live it and instead do what God wants (Mt 21:31-32)
      1. 50 Commands of Christ
    3. Seeking to extend God’s kingdom
    4. So who/what do you love? How would your spouse, your coworkers, your kids, your enemies answer.

 

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