My friend Andrew preached from Acts this past Sunday.

In the passage, Paul confronts the idol worshipers in Athens.

If you’ve been in church for any length of time, it’s clear where this is going: What are the idols in your life?

We get it. Anything that gets between you and God is an idol. My car, my money, my job.

But then, in front of us all, he confessed. His own idol: his phone.

And, holy crap, it hit me.

That’s me.

When I call, you come. No matter what you’re doing. I don’t care if you’re in the middle of a conversation with another person, or voicing a prayer to God–my ding requires your response.

That’s not the problem of faraway men in a faraway land. That’s me.

Is there any better idol today than the one we charge every morning and carry around in our pocket all day?

When we think about revival in our country, we think about everybody coming back to church.

And maybe it is.

Or…maybe revival just looks a bit more like a flip-phone.

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