Believers Life Style Bible Study
October 2, 2021
Do Not Love the World
1 John 2:15-17

Presented by Michael Webb

Open It

  1. *What makes TV commercials and advertisements so appealing?
  2. What sort of promises do TV commercials and advertisements make?
  3. Which of these three most clearly motivates the people you know and live near: (1) the drive to meet their physical needs, (2) the drive to get things, or (3) the drive to succeed?

Explore It

  1. *What restrictions should we place on our affections? (2:15)
  2. What should believers not love? Why? (2:15)
  3. What is the result of loving the world? (2:15)
  4. Why did John tell us not to love the world? (2:15-17)
  5. What are the things of the world? (2:16)
  6. How did John categorize the things in the world? (2:16)
  7. From where do the things in the world come? (2:16)
  8. From where do the things in the world not come? (2:16)
  9. *What passes away? (2:17)
  10. *Who lives forever? (2:17)

Get It

  1. *How do we love the world and the things in it?
  2. What things in the world are you tempted to love?
  3. What would you categorize as “the cravings of sinful man”?
  4. What would you categorize as “the lust of the eyes”?
  5. What would you categorize as “the boasting of what he has or does”?
  6. *Why are the things and values of the world so enticing to us?
  7. What worldly things or values do we substitute for God?
  8. What does it mean to do the will of God?
  9. How can we guard against adopting the values of the world?
  10. From what worldly thing or value do you need to turn in order to pursue your relationship with God?

Apply It

  1. *What specific steps will you take in order to find satisfaction in your relationship with God rather than in the things of the world?
  2. How will you do the will of God today?


1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)
15  Do not love the world or 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, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world.
17  And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.