Monday, May 28, 2007

DISCERN YOUR HEART

Mark Dever and Al Mohler did a great job the previous sessons, but I am going to skip until last night when C.J. Mahanney spoke. He did an excellent job. I am going to try to summarize what he spoke about.

C.J. started off in Exodus 20 and reading where God tells Israel not to have any idols before Him or make anything of some sort. God couldn't of been any clearing. Idolatry is the most discussed sin in God's word, and it's the most condemning sin.

  • Prior to conversion, Idolatry was our offense to God. (Rom. 1)
  • There's been a lot a bad trades in sports, but God made the worse trade of all.
    • Why would God trade His son for us?
-Idolatry is most popular talked about n the Bible, but is the most over looked!

  • We desperately need theologically discernment to be able to discern idolatry.

"Evil in our desires usually don't live in what we want, but that we want it TOO much."
John Calvin

"Human heart is a function of idols...from Mother's wound, expert in investing idols"
John Calvin

Some idol may be completely oblivious to me, but obvious to others.

1.Growth in godliness
-Purify heart
-Discerning, detecting sin.
-By grace destroy idols, by discern it.
2.Grow in great fullness to God
-Reminds us our need of forgiveness and our need of a savior
Luke 7:47

WE AFFENDED GOD, THE ONE WHO SAID, "YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GOD'S BEFORE ME"


-AgapeTheologian

2 comments:

Barbara Field said...

Great comments - thanks for sharing - praying for all of you that you discern how to live out what you have learned!

Anonymous said...

how cool bud, still can't spell though! ahhaa.. wish i was there!
-MOM