Sunday, October 26, 2014

Deeper, Part 6 (1 John 2:15-17) Questions for Reflection

Some loves are open ended, for example parents love for their children. Other love is exclusive, for example one cannot “love” the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburg Steelers J. Jesus explained that you cannot love light and darkness, “Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19). John declared to his readers they must choose one; either love the world or the Father, but you cannot love both, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them” (1 John 3:15).

1 John 2:16 describes three “three particulars” of love of the world that stand in opposition to love for God; ‘lust of the flesh”, “lust of the eyes”, and “the pride of life”. The Holeman Christian Study Bible notes define these three particulars respectively, “what the body desires, what the eyes itch to see, and what people work hard to acquire.” What additional insights do the following Scriptures provide about each?

Lust of the flesh (“what the body desires”)--

Genesis 3:6--

Galatians 5:17, 20-21--

Colossians 3:5--

Lust of the eyes (“What they eyes itch to see”)--

Proverbs 6:25--

Matthew 5:28--

The pride of life (“what people work hard to acquire”)--

Genesis 4:7--

Luke 12:15--

Jeremiah 9:23--


Read John 6:35-40. What is the “will of God”? How would remaining or abiding in this deepen your love for God?

Memorize This

1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. NIV

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Men's Game Changer Weekend at Sandy Cove

Game Changer Weekend 2015, October 16-18th, check out more here.