Rest is a strange idea for many in the city. We work as though money can fulfill all our needs and we regard rest as something for the lazy.
But the bible teaches that Sabbath is a blessing to be enjoyed because it points to the deeper rest we all long for. When we rest, we say, 'No, money, you are not my god.'
Lagosians know a thing or two about physical idols but in the 21st century we think of them more as harmless cultural artefacts kept in museums. The Bible however, teaches us that they’re more than that – our hearts are idol-making factories that exert power on us through three main surface idols: Money, Sex and Power. In the “Idols and the City” sermon series, from September 2nd to November 25th, we will see that only the Gospel of Christ can truly give us the fulfillment we seek from these idols and deliver us from their bondage.