Before the Israelites took possession of the Promised Land, God instructed them to drive out the peoples already living there, in order that they wouldn't become contaminated by the local practices, particularly idol worship. At first, they did as they were told, but then failed to remove every one of them, leading to the Israelites intermarrying with the locals and joining them in their worship of idols (utterly forbidden). Whilst we are not called on to 'drive out' our neighbours, we are instructed throughout the Bible to refrain from putting anything before God in contravention of the greatest commandment. Pete Bond uses the example of Israel in the time of Judges to illustrate the idols we face and how we can, with our eyes fixed upon God, overcome them.
We make as many talks, preaches and discussions available for download as possible. The most recent series is at the top and you should scroll down to find previous talks and series.
You can subscribe to our talks as a podcast.