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#185 idols of this generation

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P .O . B o x
416, G ravette, A R
7 2 7 3 6
5 0 1 -7 8 7 -6 0 2 6
D r. A rn old M u rray, D R E
N ew sletter
#1 8 5
-
M arch
1 9 9 4
W hen
y o u
p la n
ahead, you
h a v e
A n y th in g
th a t
y o u
a llo w
to
m ore
tim e
to
c o n s id e r
th e
a lte rn a \u00ad
com e
b e tw e e n
y o u
a n d
th e
F a th e r
tiv e s ,
is an
id o L
M any
o f y o u p ro b a b ly
lI b e r ls
e r f
th in k
o fth e
g o ld e n
c a lfo f E x o \u00ad
L U K E
1 4 :3 3
S o
lik e w is e ,
w hoso\u00ad
d u sw h e ny o uth in ko f id o l w o rs h ip ,
ever he
b e
o fy o u
th a t fo rs a k e th
n o t
b u t
th e
id o ls
o f
th is
g e n e ra tio n
a ll
th a t
h e
h a th ,
h e
c a n n o t
b e
m y
a re
c a rs ,
h o u s e s ,
b u s in e s s e s ,
r e c \u00ad
d is c ip le ,
re a tio n a l
a c tiv itie s
a n d
o n e
id o l
th a t
is
e s s e n tia l
fo r
y o u
t o
b e
a b le
to
re c o g n iz e ,
R em em ber,
a n y th in g
y o u
p la c e
a
h ig h e r
p rio rity
o n
th a n
y o u r
re la tio n s h ip
w ith
G od
is
i i i l
id o l.
L U K E
1 4 :2 6
I f
a n y
m an
com e
to
M e,
a n d
h a te
n o t
h is
fa th e r,
a n d
m o th e r,
a n d
w ife ,
a n d
c h ild r e n ,
a n d
b re th re n ,
a n d
s is te rs ,
y e a ,
a n d
h is
ow n
lif e
a ls o ,
h e
c a n n o t
b e
M y
d is c ip le ,
C hrist did
n o t
u se
th e
w ord
h a te
i n
th is
v e rs e ,
T he
w ord
h a te
is
tra n s la te d
fro m
th e
G reek
w ord
"m iseo"
(m is-eh -o ) w h ich
m e a n s " to lo v e
less", C hrist w as saying
w e
m ust
p la c e
G od
a b o v e
a ll
e ls e .
L U K E
1 4 :2 l
A nd
w h o s o e v e r
d o th
n o t
b e a r
h is
c ro s s ,
a n d 'c o m e a f/e r
M e,
c a n n o t
b e
M y
d is c ip le ,
C h rist
is
te llin g
u s
w e
a ll
h a v e
o u r
p ro b le m s
to
b e a r,
b u t
to
b e
a
C h ristia n
w e
m ust
b e
p re p a re d
to
h a n d le th o s e p ro b le m s . A lw a y sb y to h a n d le y o u r p ro b le m s
y o u rse lf.
I f
th e
p ro b le m
is
m ore
th a n
y o u
a re
a b le
t o
h a n d le ,
tu rn
i t
o v e r
t o
H im ,
A s
P a u l
w ro te,
w hen
w e
a re
at our w eakest, w e
a te
our strongest.
W hen
w e
tu m
it o v e r
t o
th e
G od,w e
h a v e
th e
s tre n g th
o f th e
F a th e r.
L U K E
1 4 :2 8
F o r
w h ic h
o f
y o u ,
in te n d in g
to
b u ild
a
to w e r,
s itte th
n o t
dow n
firs !.
a n d
c o u n te th
th e
c o s t,
w h e th e r
h e
h a v e
s u ffic ie n t
to
fin is h
If?
T h e a n a lo g y
C hrist uses here iikens
b u ild in g a to w e r
t o
h a v in g
th e
s tre n g th
t o
fo llo w
H im ,
M u s te r y o u r fa ith
a n d
your courage
w ill be
strengthened, The
le s s o n
C h rist
i s
te a c h in g
u s
i s
to
p la n
a h e a d ,
T h is
le s s o n
m ay
b e
a p p lie d
to
y o u r
d a ily
l i f e ,
T a k e
a
fe w
m in u te s
e a c h
m o rn in g
to p la n y o u r d a y . A lw a y s h a v e
a n
a lte rn a te p la n
i n
c a s e
y o u r
o rig in a l
p la n
d o e s n 't
w ork
o u t.
L U K E
1 4 :2 9 -3 0
L e s t
h a p ly ,
a fte r
h e
h a th
la id
th e
fo u n d a tio n ,
a n d
is
n o t
a b le
to
fin is h
it,
a ll
th a t
b e h o ld
it
b e g in
to
m ock
h im ,
1 "
S a y in g ,
T h is
m an
b e g a n
to
b u ild ,
a n d
w as
n o t
a b le
to
fin is h ,'
I f
y o u
d o n 't
p la n
a h e a d ,
y o u
m ay
n o t
b e
a b le
to
f i n i s h
th a t
w h ic h
y o u
s ta rte d ,
L U K E
1 4 :3 1 -3 2
O r
w hat
k in g ,
g o in g
to
m ake
w ar
a g a in s t a n o th e r k in g ,
s itte th
not down
firs t,
a n d
c o n s u lte th
w h e th e r
h e
b e
a b le
w ith
te n
th o u s a n d
to
m e e t h im
th a t
c o m e th
a g a in s t
h im
w ith
tw e n ty
th o u s a n d ?
U
O r
e ls e ,
w h ile
th e
o th e r
is
y e t
a
g re a t
w ay
o ff,
h e
s e n d e th
a n
am bassage,
a n d
d e s ire th
c o n d itio n s
o f
p e a c e ,
T h is is n o t to
s a y
y o u m u s t g iv e
a ll
o f
y o u r
p o s s e s s io n s
aw ay
to
fo llo w
C h rist.
I t
d o e s
m e a n th o s e th in g s m u s t h a v e
a low er priority in life
th a n
s e lv in g
H im ,
ru t
G od
f ir s t
i n
v o u r
l i f e ,
W h a t d id
C e o :!
d o
te~
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th a t
p la c e d
o th e r - th in g s
a b o v e
H im ?
R O M A N S
1 :2 0
F o r
th e
in v is ib le
th in g s
o f
/- lim
fro m
th e
c re a tio n
o f
th e
w o rld
a re
c le a r ly
s e e n ,
b e in g
u n \u00ad
d e rs to o d
b y
th e
th in g s
th a t
a re
m ade,
e v e n
/- lis
e te rn a l
pow er
a n d
G odhead;
s o
th a t
th e y
a re
w ith o u t
e x c u s e :
T he
p o in t
th a t
w ill
b e
m ade
i n
th e
n e x t
v e rs e s
i s
w orship
th e
C reato r,
n o t
th e
c re a tio n ,
R O M A N S
1 :2 1
B e c a u s e
th a t w h e n
th e y
k n e w
G od,
th e y
g lo rifie d
H im
n o t
a s
G od,
n e ith e r
w e re
th a n k fu l,
b u t
becam e
v a in
in
th e ir im a g in a tio n s ,
a n d
th e ir fo o lis h
h e a rt
w as
d a rk e n e d .
T h e y b e c a m e e m p tyi n th e ir o w n th o u g h ts a n d tra d itio n s
ra th e r
th a n
p la c in g
G od
f ir s t.
G od
i s
W is d o m ,
f f
H e
i s
n o t
f ir s t
i n
y o u r
m in d ,
y o u r
th o u g h ts
becom e
d a rk \u00ad
e n e d .
R O M A N S .1 :2 2 -2 3
P ro fe s s in g
th e m s e lv e s
to
b e
w is e ,
th e y
becam e
fo o ls,
2 .;1
A nd
c h a n g e d
th e
g lo ry
o f
th e
u n c o rru p tib le
G od
in to
a n
im a g e
m ade
lik e
to
c o rru p tib le
m an,
a n d
to
b ird s ,
a n d
fo u r-fo o te d
b e a s ts ,
a n d
c re e p in g
th in g s ,
T he
w ord
im a g e
is
tra n s la te d
fro m
th e
G reek
w ord
e ik o n
(i-k o n e ),
W hen
m an
m oves
aw ay
fro m
G od,
h e
a llo w s m h e r s o m e tim e s h e a th e n is h , th in g s to
becom e
p a rt
o f
h is
re lig io n ,
R O M A N S
1 :2 4 -2 5
W h e re fo re
G od
a ls o
g a v e
th e m
u p
to
u n c le a n n e s s
th ro u g h
th e
lu s ts
o f
th e ir
ow n
h e a rts ,
to
d is h o n o u r
th e ir
ow n
b o d ie s
b e tw e e n
th e m s e lv e s :
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W ho
c h a n g e d
th e
tru th
o f
G od
in to
a
lie ,
a n d
w o r\u00ad
s h ip p e d
a n d
s e rv e d
th e
c re a tu re
m o re
th a n
th e
C re a to r,
W ho
is
b le s s e d
fo r
e v e r
A m en.
They began
to
w orship
th in g s G o d
c re a te d m o re
th a n
th e
C reato r,
R O M A N S
1 :2 6 -2 7
F o r
th is
c a u s e
G od
g a v e
th e m
u p
u n to
v ile
a ffe c tio n s :
fo r
e v e n
th e ir
w om en
d id
c h a n g e
th e
n a tu ra lu se
in to
th a t w h ic h
is
a g a in s t n a tu re :
Z l
A nd
lik e w is e
a ls o
th e
m en,
le a v in g
th e
n a tu ra l
u s e
o f
th e
w om an,
b u rn e d
in
th e ir
lu s t
o n e
to w a rd
a n o th e r;
m en
w ith
m en
w o rk in g
th a t w h ic h
is
u n s e e m ly ,
a n d
r e c e iv in g
in
th e m s e lv e s
th a t
re c o m p e n c e
o f
th e ir
e rro r
w h ic h
w as
m e e t.

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