When we seek to get from money what only God can give us, it becomes an idol that blinds us from seeing what it truly is – a resource for God’s purpose. But if we treasure the indescribable gift of Christ, he dwells in our hearts fully, rids us of idols and enables us to give generously, willingly and sacrificially.
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.