Sunday Messages

Sun, Feb 20, 2011

Eliminating Idols

In the second commandment, God warns us about making idols to worship, rather than worshiping God alone. In this message, we learn the kinds of idols that tempt believers today and how you can eliminate them from your life.
Duration:33 mins 47 secs

Eliminating Idols

Building Strong Families – Part 2

Life Church February 20, 2011

Pastor Dan Walker

 

 

 

Exodus 20:4-5 (NIV) You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,

 

 

 

1. Don’t _____________ anything

A. Don’t __________ something more than God

Deut. 4:15-16 (TEV) For your own good, then, make certain that you do not sin by making for yourselves an idol in any form at all.

 

 

 

B. Idols will _______________ you

Jer. 10:14 (CEV) People who make idols are so stupid! They will be disappointed, because their false gods are not alive.

 

 

 

Hab. 2:18 (TEV) What's the use of an idol? It is only something that a human being has made, and it tells you nothing but lies. What good does it do for its maker to trust it—a god that can't even talk!

 

 

 

C. Idols will _______________ you

1 Cor. 12:2 (NLT) You know that when you were still pagans [unbelievers] you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols.

 

 

 

Hosea 8:4 (NLT) By making idols for themselves they have brought about their own destruction.

 

 

 

 

D. Idols will _____________ you

Psa. 115:8 (NCV) People who make idols will be like them, and so will those who trust them.

 

 

 

1 John 5:21 (NIV) Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

 

 

 

2. Worship God ____________

A. Worship means to give your highest ________

Rom. 1:25 (NIV) They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.

 

 

 

B. Worshipping God alone will __________ you

Psalm 37:4 (NIV) Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.

 

 

 

C. Worshipping God alone will __________ you

Colossians 1:14 (NLT) God has purchased our freedom with His blood and has forgiven all our sins.

 

 

 

D. Worshipping God alone will __________ you

2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT) As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more.

 

 

 

Eph. 4:13 (NCV) We must become like a mature person, growing until we become like Christ.