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Season of Lent A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
Universal Idolatry This podcast is a commentary on Exodus 32:1-14 exploring the theme of idolatry as it relates to the Israelites' creation of the golden calf and our own worship. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson 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 Authority and the Freedom to Love This study guide challenges a group to recognize the idolatry of autonomy. It is intended to be used with the article, "A Picture of Freedom." Liturgical elements and study questions included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz 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 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 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 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 Full Text Hymns on Idolatry Idolatry reprovedPD
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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 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 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 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 The Israelites set up and worship pagan gods: Baal, Asherah poles, and the starry host Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Christoph Weigel Idolatry and the Golden Calf This podcast on Exodus 32 suggests this is among the unhappiest chapters in the Bible as the people of Israel fall down in false worship in front of a golden statue of a calf. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee
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