A world view answers 4 basic questions:

  1. How did we get here? = Origin

  2. Why are we here? = Meaning

  3. What is right? = Morality

  4. Where are we going? = Destiny


Colossians 2:8 (NLT)
Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.



– Focus = GOD

Acts 17:28 (NIV)
For in him we live and move and have our being.


– Standard = BIBLE

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
– Goal = HOLY

I Peter 1:14-15 (NLT)
So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. 15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.
– Home is = HEAVEN

– Problem = SIN

– Attitude = HUMILITY

– Live by = FAITH



– Focus = ME

– Standard = CULTURE


2 Timothy 3:1-4 (NIV)
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.


– Goal = HAPPY

– Home is = The WORLD

– Problem = SYSTEMS

– Attitude = ARROGANCE

– Live by = FEELINGS


In our culture FEELINGS become FACTS.

Jeremiah 17:9 (NIV)
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?


Biblical Worldview = Please God -> Be holy -> Submit/Surrender to Holy Spirit

Humanistic Worldview = Please self -> Be happy -> Submit/Surrender to self


“The truth becomes hard if it is not softened by love; love becomes soft if it is not strengthened by truth.” – Nicky Gumble 


John 8:31-32 (NLT)
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


Humanistic worldview = truth is subjective


Biblical worldview = universal objective truth.


John 14:6 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


We are called to STAND OUT not BELND IN.


1 Peter 2:11 (NASB1995)
Beloved, I urge you as ALIENS and STRANGERS to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.


Matthew 16:24-26 (NLT)
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. 25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?”


Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.


We need to bring our BELIEFS into alignment with the BIBLE.



1 Peter 3:15-17 (NIV)
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.


Our goal isn’t to be RIGHT but show people how to be made RIGHT with GOD.


Those with opposing views are not our ADVERSARY, they’re our ASSIGNMENT.


Colossians 3:1-10 (NLT)
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.

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