Building Strong Families – Part 2
Life Church – February 20, 2011
Pastor Dan Walker
Exodus 20:4-5 (NIV) You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
1. Don’t _____________ anything
A. Don’t __________ something more than God
Deut. 4:15-16 (TEV) For your own good, then, make certain that you do not sin by making for yourselves an idol in any form at all.
B. Idols will _______________ you
Jer. 10:14 (CEV) People who make idols are so stupid! They will be disappointed, because their false gods are not alive.
Hab. 2:18 (TEV) What's the use of an idol? It is only something that a human being has made, and it tells you nothing but lies. What good does it do for its maker to trust it—a god that can't even talk!
C. Idols will _______________ you
1 Cor. 12:2 (NLT) You know that when you were still pagans [unbelievers] you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols.
Hosea 8:4 (NLT) By making idols for themselves they have brought about their own destruction.
D. Idols will _____________ you
Psa. 115:8 (NCV) People who make idols will be like them, and so will those who trust them.
1 John 5:21 (NIV) Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
2. Worship God ____________
A. Worship means to give your highest ________
Rom. 1:25 (NIV) They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.
B. Worshipping God alone will __________ you
Psalm 37:4 (NIV) Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.
C. Worshipping God alone will __________ you
Colossians 1:14 (NLT) God has purchased our freedom with His blood and has forgiven all our sins.
D. Worshipping God alone will __________ you
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT) As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more.
Eph. 4:13 (NCV) We must become like a mature person, growing until we become like Christ.