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Gods That Die - #6740
It took a violent storm and near death for Jonah to wake up and let his false god die - whatever it was. See, when you cling to that false god, it says you forfeit the grace that could be yours. You're missing the best of God's gifts as long as you hang on to another god, a god that will die.
The Great Moose Surprise - #6446
When you stop looking and stop insisting on the great desire of your life, you're most likely to find it...maybe right on your doorstep.
Wired for Worship - #6425
Let me recommend that we begin our day getting overwhelmed by Jesus Christ; focusing all of our worship-ness, our fan mail so to speak, on Him. Evaluate...maybe are you a little too excited about some earthly star? See, you're wired for worship, but save it for the only One who deserves it.
What the Quake Exposes - #6409
Jonah revealed the high price of diverting our trust from the true God to another god. He said, "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs" (Jonah 2:8). If we only knew all we could have from God...but for the idol.
"Separate" in the Bible: 2 Corinthians 6:16-18
Christians are not to become entangled with sinful and spiritually dangerous people and ideas. We are to disassociate ourselves from the world and its mindset--to separate ourselves and live righteous lives.
Pictures of idols in the Bible - a Christian perspective
God tells us not to put up pictures, images, or other things related to idols. We're to only worship the LORD our God.
False gods - a Christian perspective
One of the famous Ten Commandments instructs us to worship no other gods. Because God is the only true God, anything else is a false god--whether it's a pagan deity from the Old Testament or simply something in our lives today that we give higher priority to than God.
Idols in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
A major issue for early Christians was what to do with food that had been offered up to idols--a common practice in the pagan religions of the ancient world. This passage discusses at length the appropriate response.
Russian Good Kings Bad Kings
Russian: Hezekiah is a good king who dies & Manasseh becomes king. He is wicked & God lets him be captured & taken to Babylon. He repents & turns back to God who brings him back to Jerusalem. His son Amon is wicked. Then good King Josiah reigns & turns the people back to God. He dies in battle.
Icelandic Good Kings Bad Kings
Icelandic: Hezekiah is a good king who dies & Manasseh becomes king. He is wicked & God lets him be captured & taken to Babylon. He repents & turns back to God who brings him back to Jerusalem. His son Amon is wicked. Then good King Josiah reigns & turns the people back to God. He dies in battle.