An equipping ministry to Disciple the Church.
A mission base to Send the Church.
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. (1 John 2:15-17)
Conform is to comply with rules, standards & laws - or to adhere to socially acceptable conventions & behavior.
Our minds are what get conformed - and our minds are what get transformed!
Everything is “right side up” in the world’s estimation:
Everything is “upside down” in God’s estimation:
DANGERS in loving the world and the things in it
4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
II Timothy 4:10
10 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
What is “THE WORLD”?
Who’s In Charge of “THE WORLD”?
When was “THE WORLD” system established?
“REMEMBER LOT’s WIFE”
26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building,
29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—
30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
31 On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back.
32 Remember Lot's wife.
33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.
DON’T GO BACK! DON’T LOOK BACK!
The story of Lot and Mrs. Lot -- The progression of worldliness.
SO - REMEMBER Lot’s wife. Don’t GO back - Don’t LOOK back.
Love not the world OR the things in the world.
How do you love not the world?
Ravenhill - “Is the world crucified to you, or does it fascinate you?”
Galatians 6 - only through the cross “BY WHICH the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.”