Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21
What a provocative question for the church today. I imagine a powerful one to open a service or message series. Whom will we serve? The question should cause every believer to stop and ponder his or her own heart. We live in a world filled with obsessions focused on every area of life. They become more than distractions and could easily be defined as idols within our lives.
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What is your God, is a dynamic sermon illustration video created to spark thought towards our own faith and what our attention is fixed on. Maybe not as dramatic as the stirring words of Elijah in 1 Kings but certainly directed at the substance of our faith. This sermon video challenges us to consider the reality of our obsessions.
This illustration tackles several common idols in our culture today. It begins with a passionate plea to consider that we all have ‘gods’ in our lives. The question is then posed, “What is your temporary god?” This creative piece then leads you through some popular ‘idols’ within our culture such as: music, vanity, entertainment, family, finances, car, possessions, job, addictions & self. The list isn’t intended to be exhaustive but to simply spark some thought.
Church Media is a powerful tool to communicate messages such as this. What is your God is produced by Jamice Ivie and was created to capture the attention of viewers. This sermon illustration could be strategically located at the opening of a service or message to provoke thought and prepare viewers for the direction of the message.
I love the style and delivery of this video. The music, apart from some super charged pops and scratches, has an inspirational feel. I especially love the question near the end, which encourages the viewers to fall in love with God again. The close of the video brings the focus back with a question, “What is your God?” Give your congregation the opportunity to ask themselves this provocative question.