Lesson 14 - The Christian and the World


Introduction

While Christians await the second coming of Jesus, they still live and work in a world that is culturally diverse and complicated. Yet, even in this culturally diverse world, Christians still need to eat, dress, entertain themselves and live a normal life while maintaining their Christian standards. Therefore, the question is often asked, ‘how do you (as a Christian) practice your Christianity in the midst of such a complicated world?’ Among these varied standards and customs that exist in the world today, the question is, “how do Christians know what to follow and what to discard?”

What are the principles that govern the attitude of those who are of the world? 1 John 2:16

1 John 2:16
“For all that is in the ___________, the lust of the ____________, and the lust of the ________________ , and the ________________ of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

What should be the Christian's attitude toward the customs and practices of the world? 1 John 2:15; Romans 12:2

1 John 2:15

“_____________ not the world, neither the ______________ that are in the world. If any man _____________ the world, the love of the ______________ is not in him.”

Romans 12:2

“And be not _______________ to this _____________: but be ye _______________ by the _____________ of your mind,”

How does God view those who join themselves with the customs and practices of the world? James 4:4

“. . . Know ye not that the ________________ of the world is _________________ with God? whosoever therefore will be a ____________________ of the world is the _____________of God.”

What is it that sets the Christian apart from the world? John 17:14

John 17:14
“I have given them thy ________________; and the world hath ___________________ them, because they are ______________ of the world, even as ________________ not of the world.”

What particular instructions do the word of God gives in regards to the following lifestyle choices: DRESS

A. DRESS—1 Timothy 2:9, 10; 1 Peter 3:3, 4
“In like manner also, that women ______________ themselves in _______________ apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with __________________ hair, or ____________, or _________________, or _____________________; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with ____________________.

What particular instructions do the word of God gives in regards to the following lifestyle choices: DIET

B. DIET

Corinthians 10:3


“Whether therefore ye ______________, or _____________, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the _______________________.”

Proverbs 20:1

“_________________ is a mocker, ____________________is raging: and whosoever is _________________ thereby is not wise.”

What particular instructions do the word of God gives in regards to the following lifestyle choices: ENTERTERTAINMENT

C. ENTERTAINMENT—Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are _____________, whatsoever things are ______________, whatsoever things are ______________, whatsoever things are _______________, whatsoever things are ________________, whatsoever things are of _________________; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, ________________on these things.”

What particular instructions do the word of God gives in regards to the following lifestyle choices: SEXUALITY

D. SEXUALITY

1 Corinthians 6:18

“Flee __________________. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth __________________ sinneth against his _______________________.”

Exodus 20:14

“Thou shalt not commit _________________.”