The State of this World
Maud church of Christ
by Jim Bradshaw
Sunday Evening, May 11, 2014
world,thattheymayhavemyjoyfulfilledinthemselves. (14) Ihavegiventhemyour
oftheworld. (15) Idonotaskthatyoutakethemoutoftheworld,butthatyoukeep
themfromtheevilone. (16) Theyarenotoftheworld,justasIamnotoftheworld.
(17) Sanctifytheminthetruth;yourwordistruth. (18) Asyousentmeintothe
world,soIhavesentthemintotheworld. (19) AndfortheirsakeIconsecratemyself,
thattheyalsomaybesanctifiedintruth. (20) "Idonotaskfortheseonly,butalsofor
thosewhowillbelieveinmethroughtheirword, (21) thattheymayallbeone,justas
believethatyouhavesentme. (22) TheglorythatyouhavegivenmeIhavegivento
them,thattheymaybeoneevenasweareone, (23) Iinthemandyouinme,that
In the World, but Not of the World
Gal 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality,
impurity, sensuality, (20) idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits
of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, (21) envy, drunkenness,
orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that
those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
The Ways of the World
Our Sin Problem
Romans 3:23 Isa 59:2 ESV but your iniquities have made a separation
between you and your God, and your sins have hidden
his face from you so that he does not hear.
Php 2:12 ESV Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so
now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out
your own salvation with fear and trembling,
Hear – Romans 10:17
Believe – Heb. 11:6; Mark 16:16
Repent – Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 2:38
Confess – Matthew 10:32,33
Be Baptized – Acts 2:38; 22:16
Live faithfully – 1 Corinthians 15:58
Steps to Salvation
The Church are the Saved
Act 2:47 NKJV praising God and having favor with all the people. And
the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
1Co 6:9-11 NKJV Do you not know that the unrighteous will not
inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, (10) nor
thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will
inherit the kingdom of God. (11) And such were some of you. But you
were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the
name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Live by the Fruit of the Spirit
Gal 5:22-25 NKJV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) gentleness, self-
control. Against such there is no law. (24) And those who are Christ's
have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (25) If we live in
the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
1Co 10:12-13 NKJV Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed
lest he fall. (13) No temptation has overtaken you except such as is
common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be
tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also
make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.