Who Am I…Really: Who Am I, Really–Where Am I, Really?

Who Am I, Really — Where Am I, Really?

By Dr. Don Pahl, originally preached on May 10, 2015.

 

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Main sermon text: 1 John 2:12-17

Who Am I, Really — Where Am I, Really?

Value Christian Maturity (3 stages)

1. Childhood: the freshness of forgiveness.

2. Maturity: the fullness of fellowship.

3. Youth: the vigor of the fight.

Avoid Fatal Attractions (3 enemies)

1. The desire to feel and experience.

  • sensual – “lusts of the flesh”

2. The desire to have and to hoard.

  • material – “lusts of the eyes”

3. The sense of invincibility.

  • self-assessment – “pride of life”

Resist Loving the “World” (3 reasons)

1. Other loves suffocate love for God. (15)

2. Other loves are not from God. (16)

3. Thrills die quickly … disillusionment (17).

Illicit loves offer meager satisfaction!

Loving God satisfies NOW and FOREVER!

Next Week:

Truth or Lies? Showing Our True Colors

1 John 2:18-27