Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - February 13th, 2019
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
Locations & Times
  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Lesson 3
"Commandment #2: Idols Are Dumb"
(Exodus 20:4)
I. Idols Defined

Idols are:

A. Objects created by the hands of man. (See Isaiah 42:8)
"carved image" = an idol
B. Objects meant to resemble or represent God's likeness.
(See Deut. 4:11-12, Ex. 33:18-23)
"likeness" = something portioned (fashioned) out, as a shape
II. Idol Worship Condemned

"The tendency of the human heart to represent God by something that appeals to the senses is the origin of all idolatry."

—D. L. Moody
A. Our worship is not to be relegated to fixing our attention/affection on things we believe:
• Best represent God
• Bring us closer to God
• Become a viable substitute for God

B. Idols can include:
III. God-Honoring Worship

A. We are called to worship God in spirit and truth.

B. We are called to submit ourselves to the Holy Spirit of God, who instructs us through the Word of God, to the right and proper way to worship the true and living God.
In Conclusion:
What is big enough, beautiful enough, glorious enough, perfect enough, or holy enough to truly represent Almighty God?
A— Nothing made by man!

Next Week:
Commandment #3:
Don’t Misuse God's Name