4-3-14 “Shootings, Violence, and Perversion: Who’s to Blame?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4-3-14 “Shootings, Violence, and Perversion: Who’s to Blame?” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Is there too much sex and violence in the media?
The short answer is absolutely! Simply scan the various media outlets—sex and violence surround us, and it’s not getting any better.
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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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9-28-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part II – Pastor Shane Idleman

September 25th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 9-28-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part II – 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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8/18/2012 Same-sex Attraction part 2: “Answers to Difficult Questions” — Pastor Shane Idleman

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8/18/2012 Same-sex Attraction part 2: “Answers to Difficult Questions” — Pastor Shane Idleman
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Same-sex Attraction part 2: “Answers to Difficult Questions” — Pastor Shane Idleman – 8/18/2012

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“Same-sex Attraction–Balancing Grace & Truth” — Pastor Shane Idleman – 8/11/2012

August 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on “Same-sex Attraction–Balancing Grace & Truth” — Pastor Shane Idleman – 8/11/2012)

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Divorce: When To Hold On, When To Move On

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Divorce: When To Hold On, When To Move On)

Part III in a series on divorce and remarriage.

As I said last week: Life after divorce can be just “existence”—peace and joy have all but left. If this describes you, let me assure you that God desires that peace and joy be restored, but we must realize that only God can bring wholeness and fullness to our lives. Don’t believe the lie that you need someone in order to be complete. We were created as individuals, and God uses our individual qualities to glorify Him, married or single.
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