by Fred Lowery

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Dr. Fred Lowery
2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:22-23; Philippians 2:12; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14; James 1:27; Galatians 6:10; 1 John 3:16-18; Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:12
April 26, 2009

Millions of people watch American Idol. How many of you watch American Idol? Just let me see your hands. All right. I confess that Leigh and I watch it and we are pulling for Danny. Not only can he sing but he is a youth pastor at a church. So we are pulling for Danny but this year they have incredible talent and forty five million votes last week. Why is it so popular? It plays to the fantasy in people. That someway somehow they will suddenly be discovered and leap into fame. Leap into the good life. It's about cars and on that program Ford and clothes and cash and crowds. It's about fame and fortune. It's about the good life of bank accounts and whatever you want if you could just somehow get that good life. You see somehow we always think that the good life is something that, it's what we want but can't have. It's just beyond our reach. That you know if I could just somehow reach it. Then I would have the good life. The other morning a few days ago I was walking through and saw a clip on Good Morning America and I stopped and watched because it was about gadgets. And you know if I have trouble sleeping at night and I'm sitting there trying to find something on the television and if I stumble over one of those channels that is selling stuff I guess it's because of the time of the night it all seems good and I will buy something. So I tuned it because they were, this person who was a guest on GMA had gone out and checked out these gadgets to see if they lived up to the advertisement, if they would really do what they claimed to do. And so she had several of them and talked about each one. And none of them lived up to their advertising. One was just kind of okay and the rest were poor. But it sounds so convincing. ...

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