A while back the following ad appeared in the local paper for a Flagstaff evangelical church: “Have you ever wanted more out of life? We can help! Join us for our new series that will help you discover how you can get everything you want in life. Whether you desire love, health, or money, we can show you how to get it.” That ad was for a series that obviously was not biblically based. But it was a series that appealed to the flesh, and that’s what a lot of people want today. As John will tell us today, people who teach such nonsense “are of the world and the world hears them.” Such things might stimulate growth in membership numbers, but they do nothing to advance the real kingdom of God.