1 John 2:15-17

Do Not Love the World 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. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. ( ESV)

1 John 2:15

 In scripture the word, “world”, is used to represent different meanings, such as:

    1. _________ creation (Acts 17:24)
    2. Mankind/Humanity (John 3:16)
    3. Unsaved People (Eph. 2:1-2)
  1. World in this text represents all things opposed to _______ .
    1. The opposite of that which is: (1 John 2:16)
      1. Godly or Divine vs. Flesh
      2. Holy vs. Unholy/Evil
  • Eternal vs. Temporary/Passing Away
  1. The world around us is operated by the ________ one. (1 John 5:19)
  2. SATAN (sa’-tan) (‎saTan‎), “adversary,” from the verb ‎saTan‎, “to _____ in wait” (as adversary); ‎Satan‎, ‎Satanas‎, “adversary,” ‎diabolos‎, “Devil,” “adversary” or “accuser,” ‎kategor ‎(altogether unclassical and unGreek) (used once in Rev 12:10), “accuser”):

(from International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Electronic Database Copyright © 1996, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)

  1. ____________ is the “prince/ruler of this world”. (John 12:31, Eph.2:2)
  2. Satan is an evil schemer, our “adversary”. (Eph. 6:11-12)
  3. Satan wants to “lie in wait” to create chaos/disunity.(John 10:10)
  4. Our ___________ God is a God of order/unity. (John 17:21)
  5. Satan as the “_____________”, wants to distract us from God’s best for us.(Mark 4:19)
  6. Our Father God reminds us we are created for eternity. (Phil. 3:20)
  7. Satan wants us to be deceived into loving this world.
  8. Our Father God wants us to be in love with Him and what He has prepared for us. (1 Cor. 2:9)

Key to Transformation

Love God First, Last, Always!!!

Answers: 1a. God’s, 2. God, 3. Evil, 4. Lie, 5. Satan, 8. Father, 9.accuser