Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2009
"The seductiveness of a nearby idol for the Christian is that it promises to get things done, to be powerful, to make good changes -- but by means that conflict with God's means."
pg. 44, Richard Keyes, No God, But God by Os Guinness
"Idols are not just on pagan
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 27, 2012
THE IDOL OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY
-The next idol hasn’t just slipped in the door, it has kicked in the door. It is the Eros problem, our society has overdosed on immoral sexual behavior. Kids in my generation had to seek out things that had sexual overtones and it was usually pretty difficult to find
Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 9, 2009
Somebody who was very close to me and has gone to be with the Lord now was sitting in his sitting room and one day, without knocking at the door, a demon-idol entered. Such a thing may be strange to some people, but in some places it is a normal fighting spirit seen often. This
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 8, 2005
With a timid voice and idolizing eyes, the little boy greeted his father as he returned from work, "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
Greatly surprised, but giving his boy a glaring look, the father said: "Look, son, not even your mother knows that. Don’t bother me now, I’m tired."
Contributed by William Hooper on Jul 12, 2007
Success is an idol when success becomes an obsession. You may get to the top of the ladder of success, only to discover you’re on the wrong ladder. Success is an idol that can consume you. Many business people are driven. They become workaholics. Doctors in Japan have found a significant
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 6, 2002
Herbert Schlossberg, in his book Idols for Destruction, astutely observed: “Western society, in turning away from the Christian faith, has turned to other things. This process is commonly called secularization, but that conveys only the negative aspect. The word connotes the ‘turning away from
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Sep 28, 2002
ADRIAN ROGERS: And idol is anything you love more, fear more, value more or serve more than you do
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 9, 2006
"Turn to God from idols. For the sword of His wrath that had been aimed at you has been sheathed into the heart of His Son. And the arrows of His anger that had been put against your breast were loosed into the Lord Jesus
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 12, 2005
Many years ago in a Moscow theater, matinee idol Alexander Rostovzev was converted while playing the role of Jesus in a sacrilegious play entitled Christ in a Tuxedo. He was supposed to read two verses from the Sermon on the Mount, remove his gown, and cry out, “Give me my tuxedo and top hat!” But
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 28, 2000
The biggest idol we have can be ourselves. George Bernard Shaw put it rather neatly when he described a person in one of his plays as "a
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 1, 2013
IF HE HAD DIFFERENT GODS
James Michener, writing in his book, The Source, tells the story of a man named Urbaal, who, was a farmer living about 2200 B.C. He worshiped two gods, one a god of death, the other a goddess of fertility.
One day, the temple priests tell Urbaal to bring his young son
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 9, 2010
Joshua challenges us to put away our idols! Now, we have a TV show called American Idol, but let me show you some real idols. These were given to my mother by Art & Ruth Morris, founders of South India Church of Christ Mission. What you are looking at are Hindu pocket gods. Hindus have many gods,
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008
Many don’t want to serve except to serve themselves. But we all serve something. Some serve the idols of money and materialism. Some serve the idols of addictions. Some serve the idols of entertainment. Some serve gods made in their own image. We are called to remind people that God has created
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 5, 2012
PAPER MUD BALLS
I heard of a traveler going through China who visited a temple where the people were making paper mud balls, wadding them up, and throwing them at an idol they were worshiping. If the mud ball stuck to the idol it meant that the idol would answer their prayers. If the mud ball
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 2, 2009
Nicolaitan Compromise with Idolatry in Church of Pergamum
Bruce Longenecker's book, "The Lost Letters of Pergamum" (pp. 165-166) illustrates their teaching in a story about a Nicolaitan (Kalandion) that attended the Pergamum church. Kalandion is visiting a Christian who has been imprisoned for
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Jan 30, 2010
We Always Turn to Something
In Thessalonica, notice those who heard the gospel responded by 1Thes1:9 turning to God from idols to serve the true and living God.
In our 21st century western society there has been a huge paradigm shift, a turning away from Judea/Christian God centred
Contributed by Ken Pell on Nov 2, 2009
Bruce Longenecker’s book, “The Lost Letters of Pergamum” (pp. 165-166) illustrates their teaching in a story about a Nicolaitan (Kalandion) that attended the Pergamum church. Kalandion is visiting a Christian who has been imprisoned for his faith.
“Kalandion had already visited him on several