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Demas is remember as one who forsook Paul because he loved this world. We may fall into this trap if we try to excuse ourselves as being too busy, or we hold too tightly to our riches, or we seek our ...

Demas is remember as one who forsook Paul because he loved this world. We may fall into this trap if we try to excuse ourselves as being too busy, or we hold too tightly to our riches, or we seek our own pleasure. We can overcome this temptation by remembering where our treasure is, by seeking things that are above, by not being conformed to the world and by remembering that Jesus has promised us an abundant life.

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    Who Do You Love? Who Do You Love? Presentation Transcript

    • Who Do You Love? 2 Timothy 4.10 CB NT p. 374
    • “Luke the beloved physician greets you, asdoes Demas” (Colossians 4.14, CB NT p. 355)
    • “Luke the beloved physician greets you, asdoes Demas” (Colossians 4.14, CB NT p. 355)“and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, andLuke, my fellow workers” (Philemon 24, CB NT p. 380)
    • “Luke the beloved physician greets you, asdoes Demas” (Colossians 4.14, CB NT p. 355)“and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, andLuke, my fellow workers” (Philemon 24, CB NT p. 380)About 7 years later...
    • “Luke the beloved physician greets you, asdoes Demas” (Colossians 4.14, CB NT p. 355)“and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, andLuke, my fellow workers” (Philemon 24, CB NT p. 380)“For Demas, in love with this present world,has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica” (2 Timothy 4.10, CB NT p. 374)
    • What happened to Demas?
    • The love of the world...
    • The love of the world... 1. Too busy
    • The love of the world... 1. Too busy“They all alike began to make excuses” (Luke 14.16-24, CB NT p. 137)
    • The love of the world... 1. Too busy“As for the rich in this present age,charge them not to be haughty, nor toset their hopes on the uncertainty ofriches, but on God” (1 Timothy 6.17, CB NT p. 370)
    • The love of the world... 1. Too busy“Take care, and be on your guardagainst all covetousness, for one’s lifedoes not consist in the abundance of hispossessions” (Luke 12.15, CB NT p. 131)
    • The love of the world... 2. Holding too tight
    • The love of the world... 2. Holding too tight“But when he heard these things, hebecame very sad, for he was extremelyrich” (Luke 18.23, CB NT p. 144)
    • The love of the world... 2. Holding too tight“Do not toil to acquire wealth... Whenyour eyes light on it, it is gone, forsuddenly it sprouts wings, flying like aneagle toward heaven.” (Proverbs 23.4-5, CB OT p. 1031-1032)
    • The love of the world... 2. Holding too tight“For you say, ‘I am rich,’ ... not realizingthat you are wretched, pitiable, poor,blind and naked.” (Revelation 3.17. CB NT p. 436)
    • The love of the world... 2. Holding too tight“Whoever trusts in his riches will fall” (Proverbs 11.28, CB OT p. 1015)
    • The love of the world... 3. Pleasure
    • The love of the world... 3. Pleasure“enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11.25, CB NT p. 395)
    • The love of the world... 3. Pleasure“For all that is in the world—the desiresof the flesh and the desires of the eyesand pride in possessions—is not fromthe Father but is from the world.” (1 John 2.16, CB NT p. 420)
    • The love of the world... 3. Pleasure“And this is the judgment: the light hascome into the world, and people lovedthe darkness rather than the lightbecause their works were evil.” (John 3.19, CB NT p. 165)
    • Overcoming the love of the world...
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 1. Remember where your treasure is.
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 1. Remember where your treasure is.“For where your treasure is, there yourheart will be also.” (Matthew 6.21, CB NT p. 10)
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 2. Seek the things that are above
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 2. Seek the things that are above“Set your minds on things that areabove, not on things that are on earth.” (Colossians 3.2, CB NT p. 353)
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 3. Don’t conform to the world
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 3. Don’t conform to the world“Do not be conform to this world, butbe transformed by the renewal of yourmind” (Romans 12.2, CB NT p. 281)
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 4. You have an abundant life.
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 4. You have an abundant life.“I came that they may have life andhave it abundantly” (John 10.10, CB NT p. 183)
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 4. You have an abundant life.“And the peace of God, which surpassesall understanding, will guard yourhearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4.7, CB NT p. 349)
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 4. You have an abundant life.“and to know the love of Christ thatsurpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3.19, CB NT p. 339)
    • Overcoming the love of the world... 4. You have an abundant life.“rejoice with joy that is inexpressibleand filled with glory” (1 Peter 1.8, CB NT p. 407)
    • Who Do You Love?
    • Will today be theday you decide to go to heaven?
    • Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
    • Compiled and Presented by:Miscellaneous 2011 Dave Stewart 30 January, 2011#01 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Who Do You Love? 2 Timothy 4.10 Synopsis: Demas is remember as one who forsook Paul because he loved this world. We may fall into this trap if we try to excuse ourselves as being too busy, or we hold too tightly to our riches, or we seek our own pleasure. We can overcome this temptation by remembering where our treasure is, by seeking things that are above, by not being conformed to the world and by remembering that Jesus has promised us an abundant life. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”