Idols of the Heart
The first commandment is to have no other gods before Yahweh. All sins are a violation of thus commandment. We do what we do because something or someone is sitting enthroned in our hearts so sin is not primarily a moral issue but rather a relational one. We will be looking at four dominant idols that each of us places above God: approval, comfort, control, and power. Each of these idols corrupt something good, affects those around us, is driven by a specific fear, and creates a problem emotion. As we identify our idol we will seek to replace it with Christ, the true king and the only Lord who saves.