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Worldliness
Titus 2.12
Two Problems:
There is Worldliness Among God’s People
Not Dealt WithNot preached onPreached on – nothing else is done
Objectives
Worldliness
Dealing with…
Dealing With Worldliness
What Is It?
ManifestationsofIt
Drinkin’,Cussin’,Smokin’,Gamblin’,Fornication, Immodesty,Watching filth, Lying, Stealing,Materialism, etc.
A Person WhoDrinks & CursesIsWorldly
A Person CanBe WorldlyAnd not:Drink & Curse
15 Do not love the world or 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, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.17And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:15-17
What is Worldliness?
Participationin sinGiven to a life of following passionsLiving like the world – not separateLiving a life devoted to the things of this world, not spiritual
Dealing With Worldliness
What Is Worldliness?II. The Spirit It Has & Generates
The Spirit It Has & Generates
Dealing With Worldliness
What Is Worldliness?II. The Spirit It Has & GeneratesIII. Seriousness of Worldliness
SeriousnessofWorldliness
Separates fromGod(Isa.59:1-2; Rom. 8:5-8)Lose yourreputation(Prov. 22:1; Prov. 6:27, 33)Lose yourinfluence(Rom. 2:24; 1 Tim. 4:12)
SeriousnessofWorldliness
Hinders yourworship(1Pet. 3:7; John 9:31)Desensitizes us tosin(Psa. 1:1-3)Hardens heart(Heb. 6; 10; 1 John 5:18)
SeriousnessofWorldliness
Breeds othersins(2Sam. 11)Disfellowship(1Cor. 5:1-13; 2 Thess. 3:6-15)
SeriousnessofWorldliness
Hinders ourrace/growth(Heb. 12:1-ff)Suffer in thislife(Exo. 20:5; 34:7)Eternaldamnation(Rom. 6:23; Rev. 21:8)
Dealing With Worldliness
What Is Worldliness?II. The Spirit It Has & GeneratesIII. Seriousness of WorldlinessIV. Christian Life – In Contrast toWorldliness
The Christian LifeContrasted to Worldliness
Holy(1 Pet. 1:15-16; 4:1-3)Pure(1 John 3:3)Law by which lives(1 John 3:4)Fears God(1 Tim. 2:9)
The Christian LifeContrasted to Worldliness
Not continue to sin(Rom. 6; 1 John 3)Respect for word(Psa. 119:11)Separate from world(2 Cor. 6:14-17)
Titus 2.11-12
Forthe grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,teachingus that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

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