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Sermon Notes

What is Your Worldview?

What is a worldview?

      A worldview is a theory of the world, used for living in the world.  It's a framework of ideas & attitudes about the world, ourselves, and life, a comprehensive system of beliefs — with answers for a wide range of questions:

What are humans, why we are here, and what is our purpose in life? 

What can we know, how can we know?  and with how much certainty can we know?

Does God exist? If so, what characteristics does God have, and what relationship with the universe?  Have miracles occurred in the past, as claimed in the Bible, and do they occur now? was the universe self-creating, or did God create it? 

Does God communicate with us in everyday life? What is God's role in history?  Is there a purpose and meaning in this life? What happens after death?

Remember that your worldview is affected by many factors — your background experiences and life situations, the values, attitudes, and habits you have developed, and these vary from one person to another. 

Some worldviews?
The one that has the most wins.
The worldview of materialism.

Materialism says that the only thing that matters in life is acquiring things. Those who have this worldview live mostly to collect things.

The Bible’s answer: Jesus said this in Luke 12:15. The greatest things in life aren’t things.

I’ve got to think of me first.
We live in a “me first,” world that says it’s all about you. Commercial slogans cater to this viewpoint. Slogans like, “have it your way,” “we do it all for you,” “obey your thirst,” “you’ve got to think of what’s best for yourself,” and “You deserve it.”

It has been said that for the Baby Boomer generation has been called the “Me Generation.” This “me first” idea has infected entire communities. It has torn up marriages (“I don’t care how divorce impacts my spouse or children; it’s all about me”), destroyed workplaces (“I don’t care how my laziness impacts my co-workers; it’s all about me”) and even faced with this in churches “Serve my needs".

It’s a self-centered, individualistic way of life that robs you and others.

The Bible’s answer: Matthew 16:24,25. Jesus says you only begin to live when you give your life away. Significance in life does not come from serving yourself; it comes from serving God and others.

Do what feels good.
The most important thing in life is how we feel. The number one goal is to feel good, be comfortable, and have fun. It is a popular saying counseling sessions.

The Bible’s answer: Proverbs 21:17 Msg. Remember Mick Jagger’s song: “I can’t get no satisfaction”. Why? The pursuit of pleasure is never satisfied.

Whatever works for you.
This worldview says it doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong. It doesn’t matter if it hurts anybody or not. If it works for you, that's fine and that's all that matters.

Nobody wants to tell someone else that what they are doing is wrong.

The Bible’s answer: Proverbs. 14:12,                      Ezekiel 3:18,19

God doesn’t exist.
This worldview is naturalism or atheism. Naturalists believe that everything in life is a result of random chance. We’re all accidents of nature. There is no grand creator or grand design. God either doesn’t exist or he doesn’t matter.

If there is no God, there’s no plan or purpose for life. If there is no purpose, then your life doesn’t really matter. Your only value comes from the fact that God loves you, created you. For naturalists, life has no value, meaning, or purpose.

When you look at creation and how the world is set on an axis, it proves the existence of God to me. If it were one degree one way, we’d freeze up.  If it were one degree the other way, we’d burn up. 
 The Bible’s answer: Romans 1:25. By looking at nature we can see that God is the designer, the creator. He is organized, and enjoys diversity. There’s only one worldview that is consistent with the Bible. The Biblical worldview says God made us for his purposes. It says that we exist for his pleasure. Colossians 1:16.