Our Work in the Midst of Idols
Last Sunday we looked at the Church being anchored in a specific location and how winning our city and neighborhoods becomes “our job from and with Jesus”. It was a great kick off to the Kingdom Come Journey where we, along with 60,000 believers across the city, will learn to bring the Kingdom to our part of the world.
In my message last Sunday in Mark 8 & 9, I showed how Jesus demonstrated this with his disciples at Caesarea-Philippi. It was a tough environment, thoroughly pagan, and filled with idolatry. The picture above describes what the experts think it looked like (with a few present-day idols edited in). In it’s day, Caesarea-Philippi hosted shrines, prostitutes, and thousands of people milling about, spending countless hours there. Even Alexander the Great visited for a summer! Perhaps we need to examine some of the shrines we visit daily. NFL Fantasy League web sites and shows, Pinterest, Facebook, Nascar, kids sports, even iTunes and iPhones!
Now that we get a feel for the idols that consume us let us ask God to cleanse you of your idols. Reject them. Leave them. Ask how to bring the Kingdom to your community!
Love in Jesus, Denis