Pastor Daniel Cassels, his wife Hannah, children Jack, Allie and dog Sammi are new to the Santa Maria area. Daniel grew up in Washington State and Hannah in Globe, Arizona. Though this seems like worlds apart they met while Daniel was serving at Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Las Vegas Nevada. They were married January 06, 2006 and have served God as a family ever since. While attending the The College at Southwestern (a part of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Fort Worth, Texas they felt a call to go into full time ministry on the west coast. This call brought them to the wonderful church of Life Way Fellowship in Santa Maria California in 2009. They love to serve God by serving people, fellowshiping, and sharing the Good News of Christ.
ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES
Daniel Cassels October 4, 2015
Exodus 20:4-5 (LB) "You shall not make any idols ... you must never bow to an image or worship it in any way."
I. DON'T `IDOLIZE' ANYTHING!
"Idolize" - to ____________________ something more than God.
"For your own good ... don't sin by making an idol in any form at all." Deut. 4:15-16 (GN)
1. Idols will ______________________________
"...those who make idols are disillusioned because the gods they make are false and lifeless." Jer. 10:14 (GN)
"What's the use of an idol? It's only something a man has made. What good does it do ... to trust it?" Hab 2:18 (GN)
2. Idols will ______________________________
"... (before you knew Christ) you were controlled by dead idols, who always led you astray." 1 Cor. 12:2 (GN)
3. Idols will ______________________________
"Those who make idols will become like them, and so will those who trust in them." Ps. 115:8 (GN)
"They worshiped worthless things and became worthless themselves." Jer. 2:5 (GN)
II. WORSHIP ONLY GOD!
"Worship" -- to give my highest ___________________________
"(Many) exchange the truth about God for a lie; they worship and serve what God.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, has created instead of the Creator himself!" Rom. 1:25 (GN)M,N
The Benefits of Worshiping Only God
1. IT ______________________________
"Seek your happiness in the Lord and He will give you your heart's desire." Ps. 37:4 (GN)
"Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed."
Rom. 10:11 (GN)
2. IT ______________________________
Jesus said, "If you obey my teaching ... you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32
"If the Son sets you free, you will be really free." John 8:36
3. IT ______________________________
"As the Spirit of the Lord works with us, we become more and more like Him." 2 Cor. 3:18b (LB)
"We arrive at maturity -- that measure of development which is meant by `the fullness of Christ.'" Eph 4:13-15 (Ph)
"Christ is the visible image of the invisible God." Col. 1:5