Cornerstone Podcast

11-29-15, Spiritually Fit in Fifteen, Die to dead end desires! Part #1 Flesh or Life

1 John 2:15-17

Do Not Love the World [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 desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life(1)—is not from the Father but is from the world. [17] And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. Footnotes (1) 2:16 Or *None*pride in possessions ( ESV)

Part #1 Flesh or Life

1 John 2:16, Romans 8:1-17, Galatians 5:16-26


  1. The desires of the flesh- Anything appealing to man’s ___________ nature:(Gen. 3:6)
    1. Unregenerate nature blinding man of spiritual truth. (1 Cor. 2:14)
    2. Flesh is the nature we received in our physical birth, the Spirit is the nature we received in our second birth. (John 3:5-6)
    3. Trusting in Christ allows us to be partakers of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:3-4)
    4. There is a battle between the flesh and the Spirit in us. (Gal. 5:17-23)
  2. God gave flesh certain desires which are created to be __________.
  3. _____________ takes natural God given gifts and perverts them.
  4. Hunger, Thirst, Sleep, and Intimacy aren’t evil unless the Flesh controls them then they become sinful. (Romans 1:18-32)
    1. Hunger is not evil but gluttony is sin. (Prov. 23:20-21)
    2. Thirst is not a sin but drunkenness is. (Eph. 5:18)
    3. Sleep is a gift from God but laziness is sin. (Titus 1:10-16)
    4. Intimacy is God’s gift when used as God ordains, but used wrongly, it can be immoral. (Matt. 5:27-28)
  5. Our flesh is ___________. (Matt. 26:41)
  6. Don’t get involved in the works of the flesh. (Gal. 5:19-21)
  7. God reveals that nothing good dwells in our old fleshly _____________. (Rom. 7:18)
  8. Jesus reminds us that our flesh counts for nothing. (John 6:63)
  9. God’s word tells us to have ______ confidence in our flesh. (Phil 3:3)
  10. God’s word says we should not make any provision for the flesh. (Rom. 13:14)
  11. God’s word reminds us to delight ourselves in __________. (Psalm 37:4)

Key to Transformation!

Walk by the Spirit and die to the Flesh!


Answers: 1. fallen, 2.good, 3.Satan, 5.weak, 7.nature,, 11.Him