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The Idolatry That #TakeAKnee Disrupts In this article, Shane Blackshear reacts to a cultural event that attempted to bring attention to social injustice by arguing that movements like these can provide a filter through which we can see our own idolatry. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Shane Blackshear Idolatry and the Battle for the Heart Here is a series based on idolatry and how we can have divided hearts, hearts that do not solely belong to God. The series was meant for Lent. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Mark L. Tidd Idolatry of Manasseh This engraving by Otto Elliger depicts the idolatry of the reign of King Manasseh of Judah. Sacrifices and offerings are being made at the altars of foreign gods surrounding the Temple Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: David Martin On the Eagles, the Super Bowl, and the Idols in All Our Cities J. R. Briggs offers suggestions for addressing idolatry in modern life (for example, commitment to a sports team) and helping people rechannel their worship "away from created things and toward the Creator." Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: J.R. Briggs Resisting the Idolatry of the Age In this sermon on John 2:13-22, Katerina Whitley writes that we need Jesus’ courage to cleanse the temples of idolatry. We long for his kind of integrity that dares to call out the oppressors. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Sermons That Work | Author: Katerina Whitley And, They Called It Idolatry James Ellis writes that celebrity worship is a form of idolatry-- an attempt to heal our brokenness in ways only God can. He calls us to live a full life in light of our redemption. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: James Ellis, III Christmas and the Idolatry of Consumerism Bob Robinson reflects on Christmas and says that the greatest idolatry in American Christianity is consumerism. We must admit our idolatry of consumerism, intentionally repent, return to whole-hearted worship, and brainstorm ways to shift our heart. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Bob Robinson National Idolatry In this sermon illustration for Luke 20:25 or 1 Peter 2:13, Stan Hastey uses the relationship between the Church and government in the United States to demonstrate an example of prideful idolatry. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Stan Hastey Idolatry Tim Keller writes about the different ways idolatry can present itself, appropriate for Matthew 6:24, Exodus 20:1-6, and 1 John 5:21. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Timothy J. Keller Idolatry We do not talk about idolatry much anymore, despite the caution against it in everything from the Ten Commandments to the New Testa­ment epistles. This is ironic, because idolatry flourishes in our culture. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Emily C. Heath Full Text Hymns on Idolatry Idolatry reprovedPD
The true God our Refuge, or, Idolatry reprovedPD
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Idolatry Brian Bantum comments on Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Idolatry isn’t solely a matter of the artifacts that fill our lives. More often idolatries are the ways our lives coalesce, imperceptibly, around the “invisible unholy.” Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Brian Bantum Idolatry Is Misguided Gratitude An illustration by Scott J. Hafemann about how misdirecting gratitude can lead to idolatry appropriate for Matthew 6:24, Exodus 20:1-6, 1 John 5:21, and similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Scott J. Hafemann Idol Worship This video gives a thought-provoking example of idol worship which turns out to be a widely accepted activity. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: The Skit Guys Idolatry, Spiritual Blindness and Finding Good News Discussing football devotion, sight restoration and North Koreans hoping to escape from North Korea, these sermon illustrations by Matt Woodley and Paul Pastor respectively portray idolatry, the joyful discovery of Christ and reception of the gospel. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley Hoarding Is Idolatry A quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, fitting for Ezekiel 34:18, Proverbs 11:26, and Isaiah 5:8. "Earthly goods are given to be used, not to be collected. ... Hoarding is idolatry." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Mesmerizing Rhythms of Idolatry Mark Labberton's audio sermon on Daniel 3 considers idolatry during the time of King Nebuchadnezzar, and subtle forms of idolatry in our present day. By grace we can be free from mesmerizing rhythms. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: Mark Labberton O God, Seize My Heart! A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Ezekiel 14:1-11. Roberts explores how God, in his anger at idolatry and spiritual adultery, "seizes" the hearts of his people, but only for their good. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling
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