Tag Archive: Idolatry

Discovering Idolatry – Issues of Faith, Hope, and Love
Posted March 6th, 2013 by Mike Hubbard

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three…  I Corinthians 13:13 John Calvin said the human heart is an idol factory.  Augustine, who lived in the fourth century and is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of the church said, “Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used and using anything […]

Expulsive Power of a New Affection
Posted March 3rd, 2013 by Mike Hubbard

Quoted Thomas Chalmers in the sermon this morning.  Thomas Chalmers quote from one of his sermons entitled “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection” (Chalmers was a 19th century Scottish theologian).  In the sermon he explains how the beauty of the Gospel is the only hope for our idolatry. “It is seldom that any of […]

The Big Game – and Big Persepective
Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Mike Hubbard

OK, so I am a sports fan, and really enjoy the Cardinals, Rams, Blues, Tigers, Billikens…  I generally don’t want to see my passion for sports as a form of idolatry, but every so often I need to be reminded that sports is a good thing, but it so easily, for those of us with […]

Counterfeit Gods – A resource for thorns
Posted October 6th, 2010 by Mike Hubbard

Been using the blog to suggest books to people who hear the Sunday message and wrestle with the various types of dirt in the Parable of the Soils.  This week dirt was filled with thorns, representing those things in our lives that compete with God as the object of our allegiance and worship.  The Bible […]

Psalm 4, Joy, and Idolatry
Posted October 4th, 2010 by Mike Hubbard

Those pesky thorns and weeds are impossible to get rid of.  Farmers use herbicides, and I use chemicals in my yard trying to kill weeds so the grass can grow.  But somehow they keep showing up.  This is so true in life too!  In the Parable of the Soils (Mark 4:1-20) Jesus uses thorns as […]