message on worldliness

I preached on 1 Jn 2.15-17 today, partly the fruit of recent discussions here. You can find the audio and notes at the link below.

And the World is not Idle (1 John 2:15-17)

As a supplement to our Romans series, we go to 1 Jn 2.15-17 to look at a complicating factor in our sanctification, the temptation of the world. The world tempts us because it orients its system along the lines of our fallen natue, something we find very appealing. The shocking fact of this passage is that believers themselves can fail of their love for God because of their love for the world.



  1. Mark J says:

    The topic of worldliness is one which I have been thinking much on lately. I found your sermon helpful. How easily we can allow the world and the things of the world to come between us and God.
    I have always been stubborn and slow in learning what eventually becomes painfully obvious by God’s grace. Oh what a wretched man I truly am. But how much greater is the love of God revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Thanks Mark

    • Thanks for the note, Mark. We all share the same struggle, but constant focus on the Word of God and application of it to our lives will be a sure guide.

      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3