Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 7.22.12

Here are the notes from today's sermon called Idols and Families from the Fascinating Families series.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  You can also get the sermon audio on iTunes via our podcast.

Fascinating Families
Part 8 – Idols and Family
Genesis 28-31

If you’re relating to God on an “if” basis, you love something more than Him.  That is idolatry.

How does it get into families?  Jealousy

Colossians 3.5:  covetousness (jealousy) is idolatry

Idolatry:  exalting the secondary to the place of the primary.

Jealousy:  the disparaging desire for or sense of entitlement to what I deem is the success of someone else.

Appearance idolizes bodies.

Achievement idolizes performance.

Assets idolize image (31.1-2)

First step:  repent from idols and turn to living God (1 Thes. 1.9-10)

Combatting Jealousy
  • Settled Identity
  • Pursue Perspective
  • Battle Sin (wield the sword with prayer)

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