April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43

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The dangers of idolatry

Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18


Gary Thompson
Schuyler Rhodes



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Idolatry comes in many forms. An idol is, of course, anything we put before God. This can be a statue on a shelf but is more likely our job, our hobbies, our house, our cars, or our stuff.

Our Old Testament lesson comes from the prophet Hosea who reminds us that God's love is everlasting. Despite the fact that God had delivered the Israelites from bondage in Egypt and given them a new home in Canaan, the Jews had descended deeper and deeper into idolatry. In spite of their idolatry and their refusal to repent, God could not stop loving his people.

Paul wrote the book of Colossians to warn the people of Colossae that they were drifting away from the true gospel. Like the Israelites in the time of Hosea, they were risking their souls by listening to false teachers who were leading them astray. The apostle warned his readers that we must keep our focus on the things above rather...

This sermon commentary, The dangers of idolatry, is based on Luke 12:13-21 and relates to Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on Luke 12:13-21 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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