Today, we will begin a study of the sin of idolatry. There are more references to the problem of idolatry than any other issue in the Bible. Now, we tend to think that idolatry was a problem for Old Testament times, but not for today. Our idols have become so much a part of our culture that we don’t even recognize them as idols, but they are.
Much of this material is based on a new book by Kyle Idleman, the author of Not a Fan. The book is entitled Gods at War. Currently, the book costs $5.00 at many Christian bookstores. I would recommend it highly. I can get additional copies of the book if you would like. I have given out all the ones that we had. Thanks for your interest.
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Today, our lesson is entitled: Gods at War (1). We must understand that we will worship something or someone. There is no option to choose not to worship. We may choose not to worship God, but we will worship something or someone else. Many come to me to discuss their problems and they think they have it nailed, but the real issue that we are dealing with is the problem of idolatry. I want to examine the challenge of Joshua at the close of his life to the people of Israel (Joshua 24). I hope you will study along with us for this six week series.
I want to encourage you to check out www.rightnowmedia.org. There are so many outstanding videos for you to consider. Also, they have added a number of children’s videos that are very high quality Biblical material for them to view. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity. If you need to sign up then all I need is your e-mail and I can send you an invitation and it is free for you, if you have access to the internet.
Next week, we will begin a six week study of Prayer. We will be considering the videos on prayer by Philip Yancey. They are available on www.rightnowmedia.org. We will have a panel discussion with Joseph Gannon, Norbert Vazquez and me. We will combine the young adult class and the annex class for this study time. Please come and be a part of this very important study.
Don’t forget our Care Groups meet this afternoon and evening. I hope you will make plans to attend one today. I know you will be glad you did.
I love you with the love of the Lord. Bob