Cadyville Wesleyan Church
Game of Thrones- Week 7- The Kingdom of Family
We may not realize, but we are pitted in the midst of an unseen war for our soul. This covert battle is one that we cannot afford to lose. Idolatry is not just an ancient concern, but a real and present danger. In this series, Game of Thrones, we embrace the call to exchange counterfeit gods for the genuine article, to trade all challengers for the only one who has rightfully earned the right to take the throne of our lives. In the war for your soul, only one can wear the crown.
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  • Cadyville Wesleyan Church
    2083 NY-3, Cadyville, NY 12918, USA
    Saturday 9:00 PM
“Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’”
- John 21:15
The question Jesus asked of Peter he asks of me:
“Jordon… do you love me more than these?”
“The more beautiful a thing is, the more capacity it has to become an idol. The more I fear losing it, the more likely I am to worship it.”
- Kyle Idleman
The Idol of Family is one perhaps the most deceptive idols because it is a gift that may be the closest to the heart of God.
Jesus looks to our families and asks, “Do you love me more than these?”
According to Jesus, the family is good, necessary, and foundational, but they cannot take the place of God.
God intends for us to love our children, our parents, our siblings, and our spouses wholeheartedly, but only when rooted in our foundational love for God.
Nobody other than God was meant to carry the weight of your worship.
When you put your child in place of God, the burden it places on them is too much to carry.
When you sacrifice everything at the altar of family, somebody will always get hurt.
The answer isn’t loving your family less, but loving your family differently.
Hannah loved Samuel too much to withhold him from the promise she had made.
Are we willing to surrender them to God and allow him to have the rightful place as the hub of our lives and free ourselves to love out of his overflow?
For it is in this surrender, as Jesus that we find the life we’ve always wanted.