Arts & Entertainment: The Battle for Our Heart & Passions

Give glory to God and worship Him
The Battle for our Heart and Passions

Glory to God vs. Rejoicing in Rebellion & Debauchery as Heroes

Key VerseI am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images. (Isaiah 42:8)

  • Entertainment and leisure offerings
  • Social standards
  • Historic and current role models and heroes

  • What brings happiness
  • Heroes & role models
  • Morality as adults (Standards enforced informally)
  • Virtues
Key to the Kingdom – Glory

  • Give God glory and worship Him
  • Celebrate God as the hero
  • Choose God glorifying role models
Satan’s Attacks

  • Worship ungodly heroes – Celebrate evil as good.
  • Limit entertainment choices to evil and very evil.
  • Ridicule and scoff at God and His followers.
Victory in Christ

  • Fellowship and share the heroic works God is doing.
  • Create and pursue God honoring entertainment.
  • Celebrate God’s heroes as our heroes.
  • Remember that all heroes are pathetic, compared to Jesus Christ.
Let your passions, praise and adoration be directed to God.

  • Guard your heart, for from it flows the streams of life. (Proverbs 4:23)
  • On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)
  • Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:11-12)

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