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  • Ten Habits

  • Avoid The CounterfeitsExodus 20:4-6

  • Exodus 20:4-6Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish.

  • Exodus 20:4-6You must never worship or bow down to them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not share your affection with any other god!

  • Exodus 20:4-6I do not leave unpunished the sins of those who hate me, but I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations.

  • Exodus 20:4-6But I lavish my love on those who love me and obey my commands, even for a thousand generations.

  • Idolsanything that takes the focus off God and puts it on something else

  • Idolsanything that is first in my life besides God becomes an idol even if it is good

  • Idols3 primary gods

    Baal, god of sex

    Mammon, god of money

    Molech, god of violence

  • Idolsin modern culture, we dont worship objects as much as we worship ideas and images

  • Idolswe try to make God over in our image so we wont feel condemned by His commands

  • Genesis 2:16-1716And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

  • Genesis 2:16-1717But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

  • The devil tries to portray God as the TAKER, when He is really the GIVER.

  • James 1:17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

  • Deuteronomy 4:15-16For your own good dont sin by making an idol in any form at all.

  • What Idols Do To Me

  • Idols will disappoint me

  • Jeremiah 10:14Those who make idols are disillusioned because the gods they make are false and lifeless.

  • Idols will dominate me

  • 1 Corinthians 12:2[Before you knew Christ] you were controlled by dead idols, who always led you astray.

  • An idol has two inevitable effects

    It begins to control youIt causes you to be led astray

  • Idols will deform me

  • Psalm 115:8Those who make idols will become like them, and so will those who trust in them.

  • Why We Worship Idols

  • We are attempting to limit Gods location

  • We are attempting to reduce Gods power

  • Many people change their theology because they cant justify their lifestyle any other way.

  • We are attempting to control God

  • The Benefits Of Worshipping Only God

  • 1It will delight me

  • Proverbs 37:4Seek your happiness in the Lord and He will give you your hearts desire.

  • 2It will deliver me

  • John 8:36If the Son sets you free, you will be really free.

  • God will set you free from your

    PAST regrets

    PRESENT habits

    FUTURE worries

  • 3It will develop me

  • 2 Corinthians 3:18As the Spirit of the Lord works with us, we become more and more like Him.

  • Colossians 1:5Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.

  • 1 John 5:21Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

  • Habit 2:

    Avoid The Counterfeits

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