Worldviews

Worldviews

WORLDVIEWS: What They Are and Why They Matter John 18:28-40
I. HOW ARE WE TO UNDERSTAND COMPETING “WORLDVIEWS”?
A. WE UNDERSTAND “WORLDVIEWS”, FIRST, BY RECOGNIZING WHAT THEY ARE…
THREE PLACES WHERE WE FIND “WORLDVIEWS”:
1. IN OUR DICTIONARY
2. IN OUR BIBLE
FOUR WORLDVIEWS ON DISPLAY IN JOHN 18:28-40…
a. That of the Romans
b. That of the Pharisees
c. That of the Zealots
d. That of the Lord
SIX TIMES IN MATTHEW 5…“You have heard that it was said…But I say unto you….” Verse 21-22, 27-28, 31-32, 33-34, 38-39, 43-44
3. IN OUR SOCIETY
FOUR MAJOR STRUGGLES OVER WORLDVIEWS IN OUR SOCIETY…
a. Competing Political Worldviews
b. Competing Historical Worldviews
c. Competing Moral Worldviews
d. Competing Theological Worldviews
1. The First Is In the Difference Between Those Who Do Not Embrace Christ (Non-Christians) and Those Who Do Embrace Jesus Christ (Christians)
2. The Second Is In the Difference Between Those Who Embrace Jesus Christ On Their Own Terms (Ecumenical Christians) and Those Who Embrace Jesus Christ On His Terms (Evangelical Christians)
B. WE UNDERSTAND “WORLDVIEWS”, SECOND, BY REALIZING WHY THEY MATTER…
John 10:22-33; Matthew 6:24KJV; John 14:1-6; Matthew 10:16ff…
II. HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND TO COMPETING “WORLDVIEWS”?
Ephesians 4:1-25
A. WE MUST RESPOND TO ALL COMPETING “WORLDVIEWS”, FIRST, WITH A SPIRIT OF TRUTH…
JESUS WAS REPEATEDLY ADMONISHED TO KNUCKLE UNDER TO HIS OPPOSITION:
1. To The Wishes of Herod (Luke 13:31-3)
2. To The Wishes of The Pharisees (Matthew 15; Matthew 23)
3. To The Wishes of His Followers (James and John, Peter, Judas)
4. To The Wishes of the Devil (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13)
FOUR TIMES JESUS WAS PRESSURED FOR CONFORMITY BY COMPETING WORLDVIEWS:
1. He Was Pressured for Political Conformity (Luke 13:31-3)
2. He Was Pressured for Theological Conformity (Matthew 15; Matthew 23)
3. He Was Pressured for Personal Conformity (Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John11)
4. He Was Pressured for Diabolical Conformity (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13)
EVERY SINGLE TIME JESUS CHRIST ENCOUNTERED A COMPETING WORLDVIEW, HE BASED HIS RESPONSE ON THE WORD OF GOD!
THREE TIMES JESUS STOOD ON SCRIPTURE TO RESPOND TO THE ONE ULTIMATELY BEHIND ALL OTHER COMPETING WORLDVIEWS:
1. In His First Response to the Devil (Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4)
2. In His Second Response to the Devil (Matthew 4:6; Luke 4:10-12)
3. In His Third Response to the Devil (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8)
B. WE MUST RESPOND TO ALL COMPETING “WORLDVIEWS”, SECOND, WITH A SPIRIT OF LOVE…
I. HOW ARE WE TO UNDERSTAND “WORLDVIEWS”?
A. WE UNDERSTAND “WORLDVIEWS”, FIRST, BY RECOGNIZING WHAT THEY ARE…
B. WE UNDERSTAND “WORLDVIEWS”, SECOND,BY REALIZING WHY THEY MATTER…
II. HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND TO “WORLDVIEWS”?
A. WE MUST RESPOND TO ALL COMPETING “WORLDVIEWS”, FIRST, WITH A SPIRIT OF TRUTH…
B. WE MUST RESPOND TO ALL COMPETING “WORLDVIEWS”, SECOND, WITH A SPIRIT OF LOVE…


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