September 6 2015, Tasty Idol, John 6... Pastor David Doster

Tasty Idol (John 6)

I.  Great meals                                                                                                             (Introduction)

“The sin of gluttony goes beyond overeating. It reflects a disordered appetite and flabby thinking about what the Scriptures teach about food."                               Pastor David

II. Gift of food

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”    Genesis 1:29


“Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.”            Genesis 9:3

“You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart."         Psalm 104:14-15

III. Idolizing food

     A. Missed the significance

“For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.  Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.”                                              Philippians 3:18-19

     B. Too much importance

     C. End in itself

     D. Potential enslavement

IV. Bread of Life                                                                                                             

V. Looking forward to the feasts of all feasts                                                            (Application)

“If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great. God did not create you for this. There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: This much, O God, I want You.”                                 John Piper