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Topic: Idolatry

sovereignty

You Can Trust God With Your Unborn Child

I folded the last onesie and placed it in the drawer of our new nursery bureau. For most pregnant women, preparing their nursery for the arrival of their precious baby marks an exciting time. Happy thoughts of rocking their baby to sleep fill their minds, along with sounds of their […]

Bible

Is It Possible for Christians to Idolize the Bible?

A few years ago, I read the following in an article by an author who self-identifies as an evangelical: “While the Bible is an important and authoritative guide for Christian faith and practice, it isn’t the foundation or center of our faith—Jesus is…Studying Scripture is valuable, but nowhere near as […]

leadership

Five Leadership Lessons from the Mountain

When we think of the Israelites wandering through the desert, we often picture God leading them by cloud and fire (Exodus 13:21). But God also appointed human leaders to govern, judge, and guide his people into the promised land. God famously called to a man named Moses from a burning […]

rich young ruler

When Christ Asks for Everything

Have you ever asked a question that you didn’t really want answered? Or have you ever asked for an opinion, while looking for validation of a decision you had already made? This seemed to be the case with the rich young ruler when he questioned Jesus: And behold, a man […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (March 29, 2017)

Helping Kids Handle Conflict (Eric Davis, The Cripplegate) A child’s greatest need is not insulation from mean kids, but salvation from their sin; not to meet nicer kids, but to meet Christ. Through faith alone in Jesus Christ, this greatest need will be met. Three Promises for Those Who Are Hurting […]

good gift

Has a Good Gift Become an Idol? Four Diagnostic Questions

We feel our hearts being tested when something bad happens. But did you know that a good gift will also test your heart? I have heard Augustine credited with pointing out that we are supposed to rejoice in God and his image bearers, and use the things of this world. […]

people pleaser

Confessions of a People Pleaser

Two hundred. That’s the number of milk jugs I had lugged from the stage to the garbage dump. Even though I was almost out the door to my child’s basketball game, and I only had twenty minutes to get there, when my co-teacher asked me if I could help her […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (September 28, 2016)

Only Our God Speaks (Ryan Shelton, Desiring God) It is so easy to start investing extreme amounts of time and energy, money and affection in worthless worship to fake saviors. How Jesus Maximized His Season (Sophie McDonald, The Gospel Coalition) Should our planners be continually overbooked? Should the normal pace of our lives […]

idol

The Idol Named Sport

Over the past few weeks, I’ve intentionally tried to find quiet moments to search my heart, asking God to reveal in me ways I can grow and develop as a mother, wife, employee, daughter, friend, and as a child of the Most High God. One particular day, during the mundane […]