We can idolize just about anything. Even good things. Ministry. Work. Family. Sports. TV shows. Celebrity preachers. Worship bands. You name it, we can idolize it.
I pray. Not as often as I'd like, but more frequently each day. Most of the time, unless I'm asking the Lord for some specific need or desire, I use the words Christ gave us in Matthew's account of the gospel, known commonly as "The Lord's Prayer" from Matthew 6:8-13, where Jesus says, "...your Father knows … Continue reading Pray Like This
Going to the gym can become an idol. But so can not going to the gym. Watching football can become an idol. But so can not watching football. If we receive all things as a gift from God, and give them back to Him in worship, they are good things. But as soon as we … Continue reading Worship At the Gym
It is widely attributed to Charles Spurgeon as saying, "A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats." Walk into many mega-churches (and would-be mega-churches) on any given Sunday and you'll likely find just that: entertainment rather than the faithful preaching of God's Word; elaborate … Continue reading Disavowing the Notion of Audience