173: How to Crush Idols and Counterfeit Gods in Your Life

When I was a kid in Sunday School, I can remember being taught about not having idols in our life. I envisioned totem poles or statues in my room…
NOPE, none of those! But we all have idols galore.

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we are gonna teach you how to identify and then crush idols and counterfeit gods in your life.

What is so central or essential in your life that, should you lose it, you’d feel like life would hardly be worth living? We let these false “gods” gain such controlling positions in our hearts that we will spend large amounts of passion, energy, and emotional and financial resources on it without a second thought.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • What idolatry really is and how to recognize it in your own life.
  • Why we are quick to defend our idols and counterfeit gods.
  • How to uncover “the thing behind the thing” that exposes the real idol.
  • Why idols will never just go away in our life… always demanding more.
  • 20 Idol-Crushing Questions that will help you root out your idols.

Get started here…

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From this episode:

“An idol is whatever you look at and say, in your heart of hearts, ‘If I have that, then I’ll feel my life has meaning, then I’ll know I have value, then I’ll feel significant and secure.’ There are many ways to describe that kind of relationship to something, but perhaps the best one is worship.”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #173

(Includes the 20 Idol-Crushing Questions from Counterfeit Gods)

Free training webinar Caesar mentioned – Gospel in Everyday Life

Counterfeit Gods book by Tim Keller

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources


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