Where Does Worship Begin?

Sunday I dealt very openly and honestly with the topic of worship and how it is related to idolatry. It was a powerful morning.  It was a humbling experience for me to identify and confess my idol.  I have to say that it was a very freeing experience to release that idol at the close of the service.  If you missed it you can listen to or watch last weeks sermon here.


When we take steps like this the enemy is not pleased. As we go into the week  remember these definitions we talked about on Sunday.



Anything that competes with God for your heart’s affection.



A lifestyle of prayer, song, service, giving and living that flows from a heart that is aligned with God.


Luke 9:23 reminds us:  And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Living for Jesus is a daily battle.  I am praying for you this week.  I pray that you and I can walk in the power of His Holy Spirit and not pick up those idols that we cast out on Sunday.  We must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and we must continue to walk in step with His Spirit that lives in us.  Keep walking! Keep serving!  Keep singing!  Press on as a worshipper!

It would be real easy for us to pick up those idols.  Don’t do it!

It reminds me why we need each other so much. We cannot live this Christian life on our own.  We need each other!  We need God. Remember this as you begin your week.


Worship Begins When Idolatry Ends


And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”                                      Matthew 22:37


Have a great week! I’m praying for you to walk in the newness of life.


We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.                                                                              Romans 6:4



Pastor Brian