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DON’T SETTLE FOR COUNTERFEITS
June 28, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Exodus 20:

DON’T SETTLE FOR COUNTERFEITS

June 28, 2020 / Exodus 20:

DON’T SETTLE FOR COUNTERFEITS

BACK TO THE TABLE part 2

June 28, 2020

Dr. Chris Vaught, senior pastor

 

Exodus 20:4-6—Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. 5 Do not bow in worship to them, and do not serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ iniquity on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, 6 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commands.

    What gift can you give to God?  

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1. What is an IDOL? (vs. 4)

     a. you put  

     b.  An Idol is a for God.

 

Isaiah 40:25—To whom will you compare Me, or who is My equal?” asks the Holy One.

Isaiah 44:9­—All who make idols are nothing, and what they treasure benefits no one.

Family Discussion Activity:

Discuss these 3 popular idols found in the Bible:

   ● Baal – the god of

   ● Mammon – the god of

   ● Molech – the god of

 

Compare to: 

1 John 2:16—For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

Questions to Discuss: 

    If you are not careful, what can become an idol in your life?

Facts: Idols will leave you…

      ● – (Jeremiah 10: 14; Psalm 115: 4-8).

      ● – (1 Corinthians 12:2)

      ● – (2 Timothy 3: 1-4)

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2. Why do we make idols?

     a. To God

     b. To God

 

Romans 1:22,25—Claiming to be wise, they became fools …. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served what has been created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

 

3. Why is God jealous of idols?  (vs. 5)

      a. He too much for you to be drawn away by a counterfeit.

 

Here is the Challenge:

1 John 5:21—Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

 

4. How can you protect yourself from idols? (vs. 6)

Big Take-Away

To turn away from Idols, you must to Jesus and  Him Only!

 

1 Thessalonians 1:9-10—for they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Colossians 1:14-15—In Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

 

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If you are ready to receive Jesus as Savior and make Him the Lord of your life, just pray something like this:

Jesus, I’m giving up control of my life.  Please forgive me of my sins and take control. I ask You to be the Lord of my life. I believe You died for my sins, rose from the dead, and are coming back someday. I want to live my life for You. Thank You for giving me another chance to make things right.  AMEN

If you just prayed that prayer, text “NEXT” to 340-4037. 

 

 

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