Real Enemies: The World, part 1 - Pastor David Welch

Updated: Aug 7

July 31, 2022





Your Three Ultimate Enemies:

The World

The Flesh

The Devil



15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

17 The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

1 John 2:15-17 (NASB)



The IDEA:

Your second enemy is the dark spiritual influence of the world.


It’s like an invisible, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that is drifting all around you.


You must stop it from getting inside you.




Your Enemy, The World

1. What is the World

Do not love the world nor the things in the world.

1 John 2:15


Definition of the World

The influence of the culture around you that seeks to draw you away from a life that follows after God. “The World” refers to the ideas, norms, priorities in our culture that sets itself against God.



2. How does the World influence


For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

1 John 2:16



3. How to defeat the World in me


Do not love the world nor the things in the world.

1 John 2:15


But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,

through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Galatians 6:14 (RGT)







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