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Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 10 Commandments Series #2 - Accept No Substitutes






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Exodus 20:4-5a.NLT

4 “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. 5 You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods.




Romans 1:25 NLT

25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.





Definition

Idol -

1. an image used as an object of worship

2. thing that is adored





Psalm 100:4-5 NLT

4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving;

    go into His courts with praise.

    Give thanks to Him and praise His name.

5 For the Lord is good.

    His unfailing love continues forever,

    and His faithfulness continues to each generation.





If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.


- Meister Eckhart





Discussion Questions

  1. What things in my life that are competing with God?

  2. What am I “adoring” with my time and energy?

  3. How regularly throughout my day, am I intentionally thanking God for His goodness to me?

  4. What changes do I need to make in my routine to build in thankfulness?









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