WATCH OUT FOR THE TRAP - a series from I Peter
HOW TO WALK THROUGH THE MUD - STAY CLEAN IN A DIRTY WORLD.
I Peter1:13-14 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be
self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given
you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do
not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in
BE MENTALLY READY FOR BATTLE, FOR ACTION. (GIRD THE LOINS OF
SET THE GOAL OF YOUR HOPE AS CHRIST, NOT THIS WORLD.
OBEDIENT CHILDREN DO NOT CONFORM TO THIS WORLD!
EVIL DESIRES (LUSTS) a longing (especially for what is
WE LIVE BEHIND ENEMY LINES IN A WAR ZONE.
THE WORLD SYSTEM IS NOT FRIENDLY TO FOLLOWERS OF JESUS!
EXPECT DIFFICULTY! TROUBLE! JOHN 16:33.
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have
overcome the world."
PERSECUTION? YES. TEMPTATION? YES.
I. "THE WORLD" OPPOSES GOD AND APPEALS TO PLEASURE & PRIDE.
JOH 12:31 ... now the prince of this world will be driven out.
John 15: 18 "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated
I John 2:16-17 For everything in the world - the cravings of
sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has
and does -comes not from the Father but from the world.
THE WORLD SYSTEM OR CULTURE:
A SET OF ANSWERS TO THE CHALLENGES OF LIFE.
LIFE THREATENING CRACKS IN OUR CULTURE YOU CAN FALL THROUGH.
PERRY CALLED ME THISWEEK WITH AN OVERLOAD.
HE SAID, "PEOPLE ARE FALLING IN OUR CULTURE CRACKS! THREE
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