Sermon Illustrations
Free Sermon Illustrations for Preaching :

In Sermon Illustrations: "Idolatry" showing 1-20 of 77

Scripture

Rating

Date

Denominations

  • Show more

Category

Try PRO
Get Full Access — Free for 14 Days
Unlock premium sermon illustrations, preaching campaigns, and church media ... only with PRO
Get Started
  • Sports Idolatry

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 30, 2010
     | 725 views

    Here’s a little statistic published in 1998 in The Economist that I use in my Ethics class at DePaul. According to the article, “Superhuman Heroes,” a survey of 198 top athletes conducted in 1995 had more than 50% stating that they would be willing to take a drug that would help them win every ...read more

  • Idolatry Is Like Poisoning

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 2, 2009
     | 1,006 views

    IDOLATRY IS LIKE POISONING More than 25 years ago (1982), seven residents of the Greater Chicago area made an assumption that proved fatal. They all took a dose of Extra Strength Tylenol® that had been laced with potassium cyanide. What they thought was medicine proved to be poison. This crime, ...read more

  • Idolatry Is About "Getting"

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 2, 2009
     | 757 views

    IDOLATRY IS ABOUT "GETTING" William Barclay makes this important observation about ancient idolatry: "The essence of idolatry is the desire to get. A man sets up an idol and worships it because he desires to get something out of god. To put it bluntly, he believes that by his sacrifices and his ...read more

  • Nicolaitan Compromise With Idolatry In Church Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,386 views

    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 ...read more

  • Modern-Day Idolatry

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 7, 2009
     | 984 views

    MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY A couple of weeks ago one of the men in our Pueblo told about a time when one of the executives in his company made the statement: "This company is our life." He said he couldn't help but speak up. He said, "I'm loyal to the company, but it is NOT my life. God is first ...read more

  • The Only Difference Between The Idolatry Of A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2001
    based on 72 ratings
     | 709 views

    The only difference between the idolatry of a tribesman ascribing power to a fetish and the idolatry of a professor attributing the wonder of the natural world to evolutionary forces is ...read more

  • Idolatry Is Worshiping Anything That Ought To Be ...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 26, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,106 views

    Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used, or using anything that ought to ...read more

  • Idolatry Is Worshiping Anything That Ought To Be ...  PRO

    Contributed by Fred Parker on Dec 15, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 425 views

    Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used, or using anything that ought to ...read more

  • Strange For Us To Think Of Idolatry As Being ...  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Sep 28, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 941 views

    Strange for us to think of idolatry as being something in the modern world but consider this: • There are actually people who worship crawling creatures: In a museum in Egypt there is a monument to the scarob beetle. • The philistines actually worshiped flies. Hindus today won’t swat a ...read more

  • Short-Term Solutions

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 2, 2009
     | 658 views

    SHORT-TERM SOLUTIONS In Chicago’s elevated train stations, they hung phony owls from the ceilings of some of the stations to discourage the pigeons. I can remember seeing pigeons right up next to the owls, blithely ignoring them. Now, there are wire spikes everywhere the pigeons might roost up ...read more

  • What Other Gods?

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 2, 2009
     | 622 views

    WHAT OTHER GODS? What other gods could we have besides the Lord? Plenty. For Israel there were the Canaanite Baals, those jolly nature gods whose worship was a rampage of gluttony, drunkenness, and ritual prostitution. For us there are still the great gods Sex, Shekels, and Stomach (an unholy ...read more

  • One Mountain Too Many

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
     | 877 views

    ONE MOUNTAIN TOO MANY "No one has the right to an activity that can cause so much suffering and pain to others just so they can do something fun." Those are the words of Karl Purnell who lost his 28 year-old son Chris to an avalanche when Chris was ice-climbing in Canada. You can hear and ...read more

  • In Front Of God

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
     | 809 views

    IN FRONT OF GOD I read the story of a man who took a slip of paper and wrote upon it only three letters spelling "G-O-D." He showed it to his friend, who was plainly overcome with greed and the worship of wealth. He took a coin, and after having placed the coin over the slip of paper, asked ...read more

  • The Demon-Idol

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 740 views

    THE DEMON-IDOL 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 ...read more

  • Other Gods

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,001 views

    OTHER GODS J.I. Packer described the propensity to Other Gods: "What other gods could we have besides the Lord? Plenty. For Israel there were the Canaanite Baals, those jolly nature gods whose worship was a rampage of gluttony, drunkenness, and ritual prostitution. For us there are still the ...read more

  • Terah And The Gods

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Oct 26, 2009
     | 638 views

    TERAH AND THE GODS There is a Jewish midrash (not Scripture) that tells a funny story about Terah being a merchant who sold idols but had a son named Abram who wasn’t convinced about the validity of the gods because the real God had been speaking to him. Since it isn’t actually Scripture, I’m ...read more

  • Seductive Idols

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
     | 1,128 views

    SEDUCTIVE IDOLS "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 ...read more

  • Two Choices: The Real God Or A False God, Richard ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
     | 829 views

    Two Choices: The real God or a false god, Richard Lovelace on How Some Churches Want Ministers To Protect Them from the Real God Richard Lovelace wrote: "The whole church was...avoiding the biblical portrait of the sovereign and holy God who was angry with the wicked every day and whose anger ...read more

  • Worship Of Creation

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
     | 1,251 views

    WORSHIP OF CREATION How many of you watched the PBS series last month on the National Parks? Besides the fabulous visual images of some of America’s most beautiful scenery, the documentary gave a very interesting perspective on the history of our national parks. Did you know that Jim ...read more

  • Braveheart: "I Don't Want To Lose Heart"  PRO

    Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 2, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,905 views

    BRAVEHEART: "I DON'T WANT TO LOSE HEART" Braveheart (2:12:34 - 2:14:30) is the story of Scotland’s pursuit of freedom from the tyranny of the English under the leadership of William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson. Leading up to this scene was a battle where Wallace and his men were fighting the ...read more