Tag Archives: Idols

Grace Driven Effort

How should we fight sin in our lives?  Download a PDF of Grace Driven Effort here.  This was originally published in two posts located here and here. Advertisements

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God will not be domesticated or manipulated by our religious systems

“Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and … Continue reading

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God is never absent, incapable or tardy in acting.

God is never absent, incapable or tardy in acting.  He is unchallenged, always present and sovereign in nature – you can bank on that truth, even when your heart is not feeling it!  “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that … Continue reading

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The passive wrath of God; Faith is revealed by what we fear

The people found hope, strength and identity in chasing an endless array of political alliances.  To say that there is no hope, surface level identity or strength in worldly pursuits is not true.  They do, however lack that capacity to … Continue reading

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Created things cannot provide transcendent answers

Idols are powerless to deliver.  Ancient idols, created by craftsmen, were powerless to save, deliver or strengthen – the same is true of our modern, shiny, sophisticated idols.   Just as God formed us, so do craftsmen form idols – but … Continue reading

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Ultimate Trust

“Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them” (Isaiah 19:1 ESV).  “They will inquire of … Continue reading

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World Idols

The real problem with the world are the good things that become the best things. [An idol is] the thing that provides meaning, the thing I live for. Identifying our idols is easy – if you loose it then life … Continue reading

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I will wait for the Lord, I will hope in Him

“For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear … Continue reading

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Gospel-Centered Worship

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Most people spend their lives trying to make their heart’s fondest dreams come true

“Most people spend their lives trying to make their heart’s fondest dreams come true. Isn’t that what life is all about, “the pursuit of happiness”? We search endlessly for ways to acquire the things we desire, and we are willing … Continue reading

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