10-5-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 1st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-5-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman)

In part one, I made the following statement: “God’s at War”; The title says it all. Author of the book, Kyle Idleman, states, “What if I told you that every sin you are struggling with is because of idolatry.” He is absolutely correct…idolatry is a consistent distraction for God’s people. We were created to worship. Idolatry is simply worshipping the wrong thing, or things. False worship is when an entity, person, or object has a greater place or value in our lives than God—our passion for “something” outweighs our passion for Him; it draws us away. Most of us don’t have idols on our shelves…they are parked in the garage or consumed on a daily basis. We don’t pay homage to a statue in the living room, but we are mesmerized by a 50” box affectionately known as “the entertainment center.” We don’t sacrifice things on the altar, but we do sacrifice our time (and time with of our children) on the altar of misguided priorities. Idols promise life but bring death; promise peace but bring confusion. In Hosea 9:10, God warns that we can become “an abomination like the things we love.”…
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9/14/2013 – God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Shane Idleman

September 10th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 9/14/2013 – God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Shane Idleman)

“God’s at War.” The title says it all. Author of the book, Kyle Idleman, states, “What if I told you that every sin you are struggling with is because of idolatry.” He is absolutely correct…idolatry is a consistent distraction for God’s people. God is crystal clear on this issue, “You shall not bow down to them (idols) or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” Idols are false gods that promise the world but who only deliver death and destruction: “Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.” Martin Luther said, “You can’t violate the other nine commandments without breaking this one first (idolatry).”
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8/31/2013 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman

August 29th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 8/31/2013 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman)

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

Throughout the centuries, the church has watched as the pendulum swung between two thoughts: vows of poverty and the “prosperity gospel.” In times past, Christians equated oaths of poverty with deep spiritual maturity; whereas the “prosperity gospel” echoes the opposite…wealth is a sign of God’s favor. Both extremes offer a false sense of spirituality and a wrong view of God. Poverty does not necessarily enhance spirituality, and the “prosperity gospel” is not the real gospel. God may prosper us but that is secondary—a relationship with Christ is primary.
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4/6/2013 – “Wanna be like Mike? Think Again!” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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In celebration of Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday, ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson spent some time with M.J. Thompson gives the sense that Jordan isn’t happy. “I would give up everything now to go back and play the game of basketball,” Jordan laments. When asked how he copes with the devastating fact that he will never be who he was, Jordan states, “You don’t. You learn to live with it.”..
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4/28/2012 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman

April 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4/28/2012 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman)

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

Throughout the centuries, the church has watched as the pendulum swung between two thoughts: vows of poverty and the “prosperity gospel.” In times past, Christians equated oaths of poverty with deep spiritual maturity; whereas the “prosperity gospel” echoes the opposite…wealth is a sign of God’s favor. Both extremes offer a false sense of spirituality. Poverty does not necessarily enhance spirituality, and the “prosperity gospel” is not the real gospel. God may prosper us but that is secondary—a relationship with Christ is primary….
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Re-broadcast Of “Are You Ready? (Shane Idleman’s Testimony)” – Pastor Shane Idleman – 4/9/2011

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Re-broadcast of ARE YOU READY? (Shane Idleman’s Testimony) – Pastor Shane Idleman – from 3/26/2011

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“Are You Ready? (Shane Idleman’s Testimony)” – Pastor Shane Idleman – 3/26/2011

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ARE YOU READY?- Pastor Shane Idleman – 3/26/2011
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Money, Pride & Destructive Relationships Hinder Holiness

December 18th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Money, Pride & Destructive Relationships Hinder Holiness)

As mentioned last week: If we truly want to experience the power of God, we must surrender pivotal areas of our lives.

The first area was our “time.” I John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” We claim that we don’t have time for God, but we find time to enjoy the things of this world. If we don’t schedule time, time will schedule for us. “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Time is not like money; it can’t be earned, borrowed, or saved. You do, however, spend it, so spend wisely.

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