We have an inherent tendency to try and do things on our own. And often it leads to a life that weighs us down rather than lifts us up.
2007-09-27 Thursday, September 27, 2007, Part 2 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image -- any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, v
Idolatry isn’t just an ancient word for ancient people. Idolatry put into perspective for us in the twenty-first century.
The pressure of fitting in to the culture around us is very real. . . . a bigger house, a nicer car, lavish vacations . . . it’s difficult to not be pulled into the materialistic view our culture subscribes to.
It’s difficult to live the Christian life in a culture that’s set against all you believe. A look at the recurring theme of idolatry throughout the Old Testament.
Often the circumstances in the Bible seem foreign to us. But when we understand the history and culture surrounding the text, the Bible comes to life with principles that apply even to us today.
A Look At The Issue Of Idolatry In The Old Testament And How It Applies To Us In The Twenty-first Century
When reading the Bible . . . we often find cultural differences which make it difficult to understand how to apply the principles to our lives today.
Some people enjoy taking risks, the thrill of the unexplored venture, while others prefer to play it safe. Let's take a look at the risks involved in the life of faith.
Travel back to ancient Jericho. Rumors were flying all around the city that a great army was coming against it. The doors to the city were barred and the walls were fortified with troops.
Some of the stories in the Bible feel more like fairy tales than true history. It’s easy to simply pass them off as a myth.
Overcoming impossible situations is a recurring theme in the Bible. Like the battle of Jericho . . . a victory won against all odds.
If you read the accounts of people in the Bible . . . you’ll find that human nature hasn’t changed! Even the ancient saints made mistakes. And more often than not, they didn’t deserve the blessings God granted. A discussion on God’s mercy.