SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 TOPIC: DANGERS OF WORLDLINESS


Anchor Text: 2 Corinthians 6 vs 17, 2 Timothy 4 vs 10, 2 Timothy 3 vs 1 – end

MEANING OF WORLDLINESS:
1. The act of conformity to the things of the world.
2. Worldliness is the presence and thought of vanity in one.
3. Deception from the inside man.

THEOLOGICAL MEANING OF WORLDLINES
1. The passion to want to be more like the world
2. The passion to want to display their lifestyles and tradition.

TRADITIONS OF THE WORLD
1. Divorce and remarry.
2. Consultants of idol and oracles
3. Ancestral reincarnations and inclinations
4. The passion to eat and drink like them.
5. The agreement to see their dressings and actions as nothing bad “after all GOD is interested in the heart and not the appearance”

EFECTS OF WORLDLINESS TO CHRISTAIN LIFE.
1. Reduction from value standard.
2. Fears and uncertainty. 1 John 2 vs 15 – 16.
3. Loss of touch with divine presence.
4. Loss of Christian boldness. John 17 vs 14, John 9 vs 5, Roman 12 vs 2.

AVERAGE PSYCHO-RATIO SCORE
a) Weak Christian
b) Hypocrite.
c) Unserious Christian fellow.
d) Never to be to be taken serious about the things of God.
e) Demons prey Christian.

ANALYSIS ON HOW TO AVOID WORLDLINESS.

1) Hang on with someone who can correct and build one up with the world of God.
2) Never miss church fellowship and seek to participate in church activities.
3) Avoid worldly stories and jesting that spur spirit to sin, Titus 2 vs 12

DANGERS OF WORLDLINESS
1. Working for God but far from Him.
2. Never enjoying divine recognition. Isaiah 59 vs 1 – 5.
3. Vulnerable to demonic powers and attack.
4. Threatens the inward peace, Philippians 1 vs 21, 1 John 5 vs 4, Galatians 6 VS 10.

FURTHER READING: John 16 vs 28, Gal. 5 VS 19, Proverb 24 vs 1 – 5, Job 13 vs 15