Summary: How to walk when under fire. Parts of outline were from another source.
How to set yourself apart and standout in a crowd?
1. Refuse to BEND (compromise truth)
Caution - INTER-DENOMINATIONAL ALLIANCES
2. Refuse to BOW (submit to evil)
IDOL WORSHIP IN BIBLE INVOLVED PROSTITUTION AND CHILD SACRIFICE
Questions to ask: Who created me? Who do I look to for truth?
Who do I ultimately trust? Who do I look to for security
and happiness? Who is in charge of my life?
“This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out
The appeal of idols: POWER, PLEASURE, PASSION, & PRAISE/POPULARITY
WORSHIP OF IDOLS VS GOD:
MATERIALISM VS SACRIFICE
SEXUAL IMMORALITY VS PURITY & COMMITMENT
WHATEVER VS WHAT GOD ENDEAVORS
SELF VS OTHERS
IDOLS ARE: TANGIBLE, HUMANISTIC, COMPREHENSIBLE, MANIPULATED
"You saw me before I was born. The days allotted to me
had all been recorded in your book, before any of
3. Refuse to BURN (lose your joy)
“Don’t be bluffed into silence by the threats of bullies. There’s nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.”
“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” (Philippians 3:8 (quickview)  KJV)
4. What if you have already failed?
a. Identify your idols - ALL of them!
b. Clean house - Can only be done with God’s help!
c. Vow to remain true! - Renew a covenant relationship with the Father!