Can You Trust It?

Rev Stephen Lohoefer

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Each of us want a life full of hope, meaning, and purpose. We all have that in common. What differentiates us is how we go about it. Some of us trust that success, or love, or status, or a number of other things will be what gets us what we want most in life. But what happens when those things we’ve trusted in fail to bring us all that we want, or when life gets difficult, they fail to show us a way out? Is there something more we can trust in?

The Idol of Achievement

Rev Stephen Lohoefer

Sunday, January 13, 2019

If you’ve ever cheated while playing Monopoly, yelled too loud at your kid’s sporting event, or believe 2nd place is the 1st loser - then you might worship the idol of achievement. If so, you are also likely to hold the inner belief that you can earn love, peace, and fulfillment. But what happens if you fail? And what happens when your achievements fail to bring you everything you long for?

The Idol of Love

Rev Stephen Lohoefer

Sunday, January 20, 2019

We all long for true love. But one quick look or listen to movies or music and you recognize how much it has been magnified to an astonishing degree. If we listen to contemporary culture we can easily believe that without true love our lives are meaningless and incomplete. But this puts love, and the one we love, on a dangerous pedestal. Idolizing love as the ultimate source for all of our longings can have dire consequences.

The Idol of Money

Rev Stephen Lohoefer

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Bible mentions money more than any other topic or issue, yet I’ve never met someone who admitted they are greedy. Therefore, either the Bible is out of date and irrelevant on this topic, or greed is a particularly difficult issue to identify in our own lives. If it’s the latter, we might be greedy and not even know.

Deep Idols

Rev Stephen Lohoefer

Sunday, February 4, 2019

At the core of our motivations, the “why” behind most of our beliefs, thoughts, and actions is often a deep idol. An inner longing for comfort, control, approval or power that promises us all we desire. Identifying and replacing this deep idol can unlock the power all idols have over us.

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