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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 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 The Idolatry of Solomon This 17th century painting by Frans Francken the Younger depicts 1 Kings 11:1-8, where King Solomon kneels and makes an offering to a pagan idol. Resource type: Image | Source: getty.edu | Author: Frans Francken the Younger And, They Called It Idolatry A blog on idolatry that calls us to reflect on how we worship celebrities and other things in life. 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 Sexual Idolatry In this sermon illustration, Nancy Ortberg shares a story of her friend who wrestles with lust and reflects on the power and danger of sexual idolatry. Appropriate for 2 Samuel 11:1-15. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Nancy Ortberg Illustrations on Mass Shooting Theology, Olympic Perseverance, and Success Idolatry Describing a mass shooting, an olympian's faith, and broken olympic dreams, these sermon illustrations by Matt Woodley provide a basis for discussing theodicy, suffering, freedom, perseverance, identity in Christ, idolatry, and failure. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley Idolatry If Exodus 32:1-14 describes a time of idolatrous blindness and futility, Isaiah 25:1-9 shows us the moment of hope in which God’s people are called to live—at all times. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Stanley Saunders Idolatry Is the Work of the Flesh Thomas O'Brien briefly offers context, summary, and commentary on 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; and Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Scripture in Context | Author: Thomas O'Brien Chlora's Creche Ginger Geyer asks, "Why would Christ call our idolatry to the manger rather than the cross?" The answer received is: Don’t confuse the call with the caller, or the gift with the giver. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Ginger Geyer Golden Calf Israel worships the golden calf (background) as Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God (top right). Upon seeing such idolatry, Moses breaks the tablets and questions Aaron Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Martin Luther
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