Chasing Idols Away: A Masterpiece Sermon
Perhaps you find yourself guilty of a mistake I sometimes make. I assume that because I'm theologically educated, I don't need "basic" preaching. I don't need to hear the more elementary stuff. Well, I'm all for high-level preaching, for challenging theology and insightful exegesis, but I stand to benefit from an applicational sermon as much as anyone else. We sometimes make the mistake of thinking that once we reach a certain level of Christian maturity, we don't need applicational preaching, and we can sustain ourselves solely through more theologically challenging preaching. That is bunk. I am to be chastised for my thinking. I need application. I need a good, searching meditation on idolatry. I haven't outgrown my sin--why should I think I have outgrown a meditation on sin? As long as we sin, we need good, solid, even basic preaching that condemns our sin and exalts God's holiness. I am not saying that I want simplistic preaching, of course; but simplistic and simple are two different things entirely. Most do not benefit from simplistic. All benefit from simple.
Whether you're a pastor or a layperson, a PhD or a freshman, you will richly benefit from this talk. Don't make the error I sometimes do. Don't ever think yourself above a simple exhortation. We never will be. We need such things very much. Click on the message, and chase your idols away this weekend.