{Romans 1:16; ESV}

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

This is why idols cannot be dealt with by simply eliminating surface idols like money or sex. We can look at them and say, “I need to de-emphasize this in my life. I must not let this drive me. I will stop it.” Direct appeals like that won't work, because the deep idols have to be dealt with at the heart level. There is only one way to change at the heart level and that is through faith in the gospel.

Timothy Keller, Counterfeit Gods, p. 66

Questions to consider:

  • Why is true change so difficult?
  • Have you been discouraged in your efforts to change?
  • How does the gospel cause real change in a person's life?
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