NCC Q 17 What is idolatry?
Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.
Intro – Understanding the concept of idolatry in Biblical times.
I. The Nature of Idolatry
A.Idolatry goes beyond bowing down.
B. Idolatry is practiced in the heart.
C. It takes place when something (even good things) are elevated to the ultimate things.
II. The Exposing of Idolatry
“What is the thing in your life, that if you lost it, would make you want to stop living?”
III. The Battle against Idolatry
- Recognize it is multi-front battle
- Guard your heart & Reorient your affections
- Avail yourself of the means of grace
- Renew your mind
- Store up your treasure