Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
How easy is it to make idols of things in our lives? Idolatry is often subtle, taking something that is itself good (eg family, ministry, relationship, work) and making it our ultimate goal or passion. Idolatry begins when people reject what they know about God. Instead of looking to Him as the Creator and sustainer of life, they see themselves as the centre of the universe. They soon invent ‘gods’ that are convenient projections of their own selfish plans. These gods may be wooden figures, but they may also be goals or things we pursue such as money, power or things that will bring us comfort. They may even be misrepresentations of God Himself – making God in our image, instead of our Holy God to be worshiped and revered.
The common denominator however is that idolaters worship the things God made rather than God Himself. Anything or anyone we put before the Lord in our lives is an idol, since God alone deserves our worship and devotion. Those who worship idols can begin to resemble them however as we worship the true God we increasingly become more like Him.