Summary: God demands and deserves our worship.

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Dagon Done Gone Down

October 17, 2010 Evening Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: God demands and deserves our worship.

Focus Passage: I Samuel 5:1-5

Introduction: Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled over Japan in the late 1500s, commissioned a colossal statue of Buddha for a shrine in Kyoto. It took 50,000 men five years to build, but the work had scarcely been completed when the earthquake of 1596 brought the roof of the shrine crashing down and wrecked the statue. In a rage Hideyoshi shot an arrow at the fallen colossus. "I put you here at great expense," he shouted, "and you can't even look after your own temple."

I. False worship

a. Philistines brought the Ark into the House of Dagon to pay it respect

b. Philistines brought the Ark into the House of Dagon to let it worship Dagon

c. God showed who was really God

II. False gods

a. Dagon was made by man

b. He was the image of a man/fish

c. God showed who was really God

III. False hope

a. Philistines put their trust in their god because they were able to seize the Ark of God

b. Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice, for they said, "Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands." (Judges 16:23 NASB)

c. 1Chronicles 10:10 They put his armor in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the house of Dagon.

d. But God shows who is really God: Rom 10:11 For the Scripture says, "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."

e. “so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11


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