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Passing away

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1 John 2:15-17

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

Outline Themes of 1John

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5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

1. God in the flesh=Jesus Christ

2. Jesus Christ defines love in His Cross-work. 

3. Christian identity is expressed in the same standard of love as Jesus.

4. There is no room for habitual sinning, so remember that...

5. Sinning is outdone/covered by Jesus’ sacrifice, so Christians regularly cling to this.

Idols=remaking God in our preferred image.  

Keeping a true image of God=sticking closely to 1-5.