I hope you will join me this Sunday at DCC as we continue our journey through the Epistle of James with Part 7 of “Pure Religion”.
Last week we continued our examination of what James meant when he said that Christians are to keep themselves “Unstained from the world” and Sunday I am planning to wrap this series up with a closer look at 1 John 2:15-17 (See Below).
Notice that worldliness is expressed here in sinful tendencies that come from within us.
- Desires of the flesh
- Desires of the eyes
- Pride of life — which is literally pride in possessions
This is what John says characterizes the evil world we are commanded not to love and that James warns us not to become stained by. Notice also that these fleshly failures set the agenda for our entire world system.
Join me this Sunday for another sober look at worldliness; and what it means to avoid it. - Pastor Dan