Matters of the Heart (Page 3)
(1 Samuel 4:1-5,19-22; 5:1-5) Moralistic therapeutic deism is a term that was first introduced in 2005 by sociologists Christian Smith. Five tenets (sharing two today) The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself. God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when God is needed to resolve a problem.
Matters of the Heart – Part 2 of 2 1 Samuel 3:1-4 New International Version (NIV) 3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. 2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5 And…
Matters of the Heart 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10