September 30, 2018
Part 1 - Destructive Idols and How They're Destroyed
I remember my first trip to New York City. I had never experienced anything like it. The atmosphere--its sights, sounds, the energy, the smells--all of it is such a vivid memory for me. Each block we turned had its own culture. Each block we turned had new sights to behold. Each block we turned also revealed powerful pictures of the idols of our culture.
This was Paul's experience as he stepped foot in Athens. Athens was the intellectual and cultural mecca of the empire, but what Paul saw grieved him. As he took in the wrongful worship of idols, it led to him boldly telling the Athenians of the One they were really seeking to worship.
This week we talk about idols. What are they? How do they form? What is at stake if we worship them? And how are our idols destroyed and swallowed up by the greater glory of the One our hearts truly long to worship?