The Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-6)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-6) “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth” (Exodus 20:4). What is an Idol? The Second Command explicitly prohibits the creation ofContinue reading “The Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-6)”

A Biblical Perspective of our Possessions: Part 1 (Matthew 6:19-24)

It is one thing for you to own possessions, but possessions should not own you. When that happens, they’re no longer possessions; they’re idols. We must repent of and fight against a lifestyle of self-indulgence which is contrary to the Gospel. Self-indulgence breeds a hard heart towards God and others. Over the next five weeksContinue reading “A Biblical Perspective of our Possessions: Part 1 (Matthew 6:19-24)”

Idolatry: Diagnosed, Defined, & Defeated (James 4:1-10)

The irritation you have with those around you is usually the result of the idolatry you have within you. But, someone may object: “Wait a minute! It’s not my fault! My fights are because of other people. They mistreat me, they hurt me, and they malign me.” While it is true that other people canContinue reading “Idolatry: Diagnosed, Defined, & Defeated (James 4:1-10)”