Worldliness eBook

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Editor: C. J. Mahaney

Subtitle:

Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World

This resource uncovers the presence of worldliness and helps believers learn to relate to the world while resisting its influence in their lives.

People today are saturated in technology and prosperity. They are bombarded with endless luxuries: clothes to wear, cars to buy, vacations to take, entertainment to enjoy. Yet this world, which offers so many pleasures, is actively opposed to God and the truth of His Word. How, then, is the believer to relate to the world in which he or she lives?

Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World uncovers the presence of worldliness--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes, and the boasting of what he has or does. Worldliness then reveals how Christians are to engage a fallen world and boldly preach the gospel, yet not be conformed and ultimately seduced by the system of this world.

As readers learn to identify the presence of worldliness in the areas of media, modesty, music, and material possessions, they can begin to resist its influence in their lives and instead pursue eternal godliness.

Table of Contents:

Contributors
Foreword
John Piper

  1. Is This Verse in Your Bible?
    C. J. Mahaney
  2. God, My Heart, and Media
    Craig Cabaniss
  3. God, My Heart, and Music
    Bob Kauflin
  4. God, My Heart, and Stuff
    Dave Harvey
  5. God, My Heart, and Clothes
    C. J. Mahaney
  6. How to Love the World
    Jeff Purswell

Acknowledgments
Appendix A: Modesty Heart Check
Appendix B: Considering Modesty on Your Wedding Day
Discussion Questions
Notes

About the editor:

C. J. Mahaney is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He has written, edited and contributed to numerous books, including Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology;Don't Waste Your Sports; and Sex, Romance and the Glory of God. C. J. and his wife, Carolyn, are the parents of three married daughters and one son, and the happy grandparents to twelve grandchildren.