We need to be done with superficial “social club” Christianity and learn how to really love and care for each other with the love of Jesus. We won’t ever be perfect in this love, but by God’s grace we can become much better at it and the Care & Discipleship course is a great tool to help us grow.
Rather than just acknowledging our sin, our hope is to actually hunt down the cause of it, taking care of not just the fruit of sin, but the root. We don’t want to simply “manage” our sin better, but we want to get rid of it.
What happens when we dig within ourselves for strength, rather than to God? The list of that “fruit” is lengthy, but to highlight one result in particular: we effectively make ourselves into the savior. In other words, self-idolatry.
Giving some food for thought when it comes to “what to do with your idols.” Its one thing to uncover potential idols, but it’s not enough to know what they are, we need to know how to dethrone them, because our hearts, ultimately, are chained to...