The Grand Demythologizer: The Gospel and Idolatry

The Gospel Coalition 2009 National Conference


In this 60-minute session, Tim Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and author of The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, highlight’s the Apostle Paul’s habit of identifying and condemning the idols of those places where he did ministry. The gospel cannot advance in the lives of those who persist in following idols. 



Which of Tim's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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When you, or your people, look to anything other than God to give meaning to life, that’s idolatry. The gospel cannot become effective in the lives of idolaters. As a leader in your church, it’s imperative that you identify the idols not only in your life but in the culture of your ministry places. Identify them, cast them down, and set up God alone as the focus of affection and hope.



 

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