Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
We live in a very developed and technological age. Many problems of the past are no longer issues. We read of ancient cultures and peoples sometimes believing we'd never make the same mistakes.
Idolatry seems like one of those struggles the ancients had to deal with that we no longer worry about. If we buy into that, we're seriously deceiving ourselves. Our idols may look different and our idolatry may take different forms, but we are still guilty of it.
In this series, each week we'll expose a different American Idol that we need to be wary of.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Duration: 39 mins 41 secs
Some of the most dangerous idols are those things that are hidden in beneath the surface.
As we conclude this series, we take a look at Hidden Idols that must be dethroned and uprooted from our hearts.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Duration: 38 mins 47 secs
Tolerance is widely held by many in our world as a prime virtue.
When tolerance implies unconditional acceptance of what God calls sin, His people have a problem.
Paul called out the Corinthian church for tolerating blatant sin. We can learn from his warnings about allowing sin to go unchecked in our lives.
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Duration: 32 mins 45 secs
From the halls of grade schools to the streets of suburban neighborhoods to the online superhighway, our culture craves popularity and fame.
On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus showed that being loved by the masses isn't something his followers should be worried about.
He remained steadfastly loyal to fulfilling his Father's mission. We are blessed because of that and we are instructed by his example as well.
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration: 39 mins 10 secs
Power and success are so tempting to pursue. Through the examples of Naaman and Nebuchadnezzar, we discover that power, ironically, is a weak god.
Thankfully, their stories offer us remedies and alternatives to worshiping power.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Our world has an unhealthy obsession with sports.
We do all we can to become great athletes. We invest way to much time, money, and energy into following our favorite teams.
Sports can be used for Kingdom purposes, but we need to make sure we're using them and they aren't using us.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration: 39 mins 26 secs
Our culture worships money and celebrates greed. Anything for an extra buck, right?
Well, Jesus condemned greed often and the New Testament warns against idolizing money constantly.
We can study the interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus to discover some important safeguards against worshiping 'the almighty dollar".
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Duration: 50 mins 58 secs
So many chase after meaning and satisfaction through love, romance, and sex.
While it is a good gift, love can be a dangerous idol. We study a part of Jacob's life that illustrates the many pitfalls to make love an idol.