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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
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 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 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 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 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 Irrationality, idolatry, and sin In this commentary on Romans 1, drawing also on Thomas Aquinas, Eric Johnston argues that sin has its origin in rejection of the truth of God's creation, and refusal to glorify and thank God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Eric M. Johnston 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 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
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Idolatry Even if we do not see carved images representing deities on a regular basis, the brokenness of idolatry is still present in our lives. Tim Keller writes about the different ways idolatry can present itself. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Timothy J. Keller 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 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 Illustrations on Mass Shooting Theology, Olympic Perseverance, and Success Idolatry Describing a mass shooting, an Olympian's faith surrounding Colossians 3:23, 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 Sexual Idolatry Quoting C.S. Lewis on the nature of lust, Nancy Ortbergs's sermon illustration draws on a friend's courtship with temptation to demonstrate how sexual fantasy can devolve into addictive sexual idolatry. This illustration suits 2 Samuel 11:1-15. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Nancy Ortberg 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 Reject Political Idolatry This Election Season A group of pastors is asking churches to celebrate communion on Election Day to send the message that the church is a radical alternative to the power structures of our world. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Ben Irwin
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