Worldliness

Atheism | Attributes of God | Discouragement | Disobedience | Doubts | Faith | Fellowship with God | Rebellion | World Religions | Worldliness

DOUBTS ABOUT HIS DOUBTS In the later years of his life Robert Louis Stevenson was a man of deep and profound faith. It was not always like that, however. Like many young people he rebelled against his upbringing. He was raised in Scotland in a very strict Calvinist home. As a college student he quickly …

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Adoration | Apathy | Bondage | Desire | Devotion | Fear | Fellowship with God | Godliness | Worldliness | Worship

FAILURE TO WORSHIP Eugene Peterson wrote on worship saying: “Failure to worship consigns us to a life of spasms and jerks, at the mercy of every advertisement, every seduction, every siren. Without worship we live manipulated and manipulating lives. We move either frightened panic or deluded lethargy as we are, in turn, alarmed by spectres …

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Greed | Judgment | Materialism | Ownership | Possessions | Sin | Stealing | Thief | Worldliness

BOLD BURGLAR A burglar settled in for a week after breaking into a doctor’s house. He soaked himself in the Jacuzzi, sipped wine, raided the refrigerator, and outfitted himself in new clothes, the police said. He got caught when the neighbors called the police after seeing him take the vacationing homeowner’s Rolls-Royce for a spin …

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Bible | Bible Study | Consecration | Discipleship | Love | Meditation | Obedience | Prayer | Study | Submission | Worldliness

DO I LOVE HIM? The great Baptist preacher F. B. Meyer was staying with Missionary C. T. Studd. During his stay, he asked Studd why he studied the Bible so early. Studd answered: “Last night I read the words of my Lord, ‘If you love me, keep my commandments.’ So I am going over all …

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Chemical Abuse | Death | Defeat | Despair | Drugs | Family | Lost | Mother | Purity | Responsibility | Society | Story | Worldliness | Youth

DEATH OF RIVER PHOENIX Heart Phoenix’s response to her son River’s drug overdose outside a Hollywood nightclub last year is as symptomatic of our age’s ills as was his death. Heart hopes that River’s overdose will “focus the attention of the world on how painfully the spirits of this generation are being worn down. They …

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Labor | Leisure | Priorities | Relationships | Value | Work | Worldliness | Worship

WORK & WORSHIP Most middle-class Americans tend to worship their work, to work at their play, and to play at their worship. As a result, their meanings and values are distorted. Their relationships disintegrate faster than they can keep them in repair, and their lifestyles resemble a cast of characters in search of a plot. …

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