Theologian N.T. Wright insightful said, “You become like what you worship. When you gaze in awe, admiration, and wonder at something or someone, you begin to take on something of thecharacter of the object of your worship.” This series explores the issue of idolatry from the biblicalunderstanding that we take on the character of the object that we worship. The aim is to equip us with the discernment of the idols in our hearts and in our contemporary culture and urge us to turnback to God so that we can resemble the lively image bearers of Christ and enjoy the fullness ofblessings that he desires for us instead of resembling the lifeless idols that we worship.
|2 Aug||What is Idolatry?||Exodus 20|
|9 Aug||The Damaging Effects of Idolatry||Isaiah 6:9-13; Genesis 1-3|
|16 Aug||Hidden Idols – The Self||1 John 4:7-21|
|23 Aug||Hidden Idols – Wealth and Prosperity||Matthew 6:19-24; Colossians 3:1-5|
|30 Aug||Hidden Idols – Consumerism||John 6:35|
|6 Sep||The Great Reversal||Acts 17 (See also Rom 8:28-30, 12:1-2; 2 Cor 3:18)|