Love fails us all when we realize that there is no one true love that can satisfy all our longings. We can respond by recasting the hopes of past relationships on new ones or by forgoing the idea of love altogether. While the latter hardens our hearts and make us incapable of loving or being loved, the former always leaves us deceived and disappointed. Only the unfailing love of Christ is worth trusting in a world of heart-breakers and the lovelorn.
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.