Preparing for October 15

October 15, 2017

The Bible cautions us about turning things into idols – putting our faith in objects or people and elevating them to the status of God. While it’s easy to recognize a golden calf that someone else has built, it’s harder to see our own tendency to create idols. In what or whom do you put your faith? Where do you draw the line between showing something respect and making it into an idol?

 

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Scripture: Exodus 32:1 – 8, 14; Daniel 3:1- 7

Sermon: Idol Threats

Focus: Idolatry in our Midst

Reflection: For what is idolatry if not this: to worship the gifts instead of the Giver – John Calvin (1509-1564).

 

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #32 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

*HYMN #291 “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”

*HYMN #12   “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

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