For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jesus Christ: Greater Than All Our Idols!

Recently, Kenny Stokes preached a sermon on idolatry from 1 John 5:20-21 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Tyler Kenney writes: "Near the end he laid out 13 questions, adapted from an old Puritan sermon, to help us identify the idols of our hearts."

I have inserted what the answers to all these questions should be:
1. What do you most highly value? JESUS CHRIST
2. What do you think about by default? JESUS CHRIST
3. What is your highest goal? TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST
4. To what or whom are you most committed? JESUS CHRIST
5. Who or what do you love the most? JESUS CHRIST
6. Who or what do you trust or depend upon the most? JESUS CHRIST
7. Who or what do you fear the most? JESUS CHRIST
8. Who or what do you hope in and hope for most? JESUS CHRIST
9. Who or what do you desire the most? Or, what desire makes you most angry or makes you despair when it (He) is not satisfied? JESUS CHRIST
10. Who or what do you most delight in or hold as your greatest joy and treasure JESUS CHRIST
11. Who or what captures your greatest zeal? JESUS CHRIST
12. To whom or for what are you most thankful? JESUS CHRIST
13. For whom or what great purpose do you work? JESUS CHRIST

Oh Father, please make these answers true in the deepest recesses of our hearts by the power of Your Holy Spirit . . . for Jesus' sake! Amen!

HT:Desiring God


Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog, Joseph. Very edifying-thanks!

Joseph Randall said...

You are so welcome! I'm glad it was helpful!