Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.
Tim Elmore (MCE, MDiv) is married to a wonderful daughter of Christ with whom he has three children. For more than twenty years, God has seen fit to use Tim to proclaim the Gospel through various ministry roles around the world. Currently, Tim is the Senior Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Stratford, ON. Follow him on Twitter @timelmore2.
Marshall Morden is married to Candace and is new to both fatherhood and pastoral ministry. He recently left his career in business to pursue the Lord’s calling to vocational ministry. He is currently studying at Heritage College & Seminary and is serving as the Associate Pastor at Memorial Baptist Church is Stratford, ON.
There was a moment in my life when I had to bury a part of myself. It happened when a group of godly men laid their hands on me and commissioned me to gospel work. From that moment on, I was ordained to a new task. I was now obliged to be a Word-man. The Bible is clear: “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus … preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:1a, 2a). “Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have,...