1. Flee From Idolatry
    19 Dec, 2016
    Flee From Idolatry
    Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 1 Corinthians 10:14 In the last pastoral pondering I brought up the truth that our worship cannot be acceptable unless we are in Christ. That point brings up an important question . . . If our worship is only acceptable in Christ, does that mean there are no rules, principles, or guidelines for worship?   One may be tempted to say, "All that truly matters is Christ!"  And in a profoundly significant way, that sentiment is true enough. Without
  2. To Worship or Not to Worship
    22 Aug, 2016
    To Worship or Not to Worship
    I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."  Revelation 22:8-9 What we see in this passage is something we should all know and understand.  No one but God deserves worship.  The angel who showed John the revelations he saw
  3. Don't Read This Unless You Want Your Idolatries Confronted
    27 Jan, 2016
    Don't Read This Unless You Want Your Idolatries Confronted
    And a ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"  And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.  You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'"  And he said, "All these I have kept from my youth."  When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure