Loving God in the Everyday ()Dennis R. Wiles, September 27, 2020
Part of the Love series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R Wiles
September 27, 2020
SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 31, 2020
The Love of God: A Study of 1 John
Loving God in the Everyday
1 John 2:15-17
RE-GATHERING . . . and . . . RENEWING!
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Do not love the world!
Kosmos – the world:
-God’s creation, the material universe
-the sinful forces of the world that stand in opposition against God
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
-1 John 5:19
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
There's more that rises in the morning
Than the sun
And more that shines in the night
Than just the moon
It's more than just this fire here
That keeps me warm
In a shelter that is larger
Than this room
And there's a loyalty that's deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegiance
I owe only to the Giver
Of all good things
So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can't let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home
-If I stand – Rich Mullins
The battle is in the everyday!
Choose to love God in the everyday of your life!