Friday, July 20, 2012

Identifying the Idols

One of the crucial tasks of the church today is to unmask the worthless idols that usurp Christ's Lordship. It's all well and good to say that we shouldn't worship the whole alphabet of ancient gods from Apollo, Aphrodite, Baal, Chemosh, on down to Zeus. But what does this look like today? How does the fiend Abaddon tempt us away from exclusive loyalty to our Lord Jesus Christ? I'm not talking about the subjective idolatry that can creep into our hearts. I'm talking about the objective, socially sanctioned, tradition hallowed forms of idolatry that our pluralistic (read polytheistic) society offers. If we are going to love our brothers and lead them away from idolatry, we have to have some idea of where the idols lurk. Join us this Lord's Day for this reconnaissance mission.

Songs
Psalm 24b
Doxology
My Soul, Be on Thy Guard (#595)
He Who Would Valiant Be (#508)
Soldiers of Christ, Arise (#589)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Exodus 37:17-29; Psalm 96
New Testament: Hebrews 11:23-39

Sermon
Identifying the Idols (Part 2 of "Love Your Brother and Lead Him Away from Idolatry") - 1 Corinthians 8:7-13

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