The Worship of the Golden Calf

“The Worship of the Golden Calf” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His steadfast love endures forever.
Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord
Or declare all His praise?
Happy are those who observe justice,
Who do righteousness at all times.
They made a calf at Horeb
And worshiped a cast image.
They exchanged the glory of God
For the image of an ox that eats grass.
They forgot God, their Savior,
Who had done great things in Egypt,
Wondrous works in the land of Ham,
And awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
Therefore He said He would destroy them —
Had not Moses, His chosen one,
Stood in the breach before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying them. – from Psalm 106

We hope you will join us as we continue our Faith and Art series. Pastor Ben Wines will bring today’s sermon, “The Worship of the Golden Calf“. We hope you will join us – either via livestream or in person – starting at 11:00AM. We will be reading from Exodus 32:1-20. The artwork Pastor Wines will be sharing in today’s service can be found at the NC Art Museum.

Questions for Further Reflection:
When it gets hard to see God, sometimes people panic. Why would Aaron go along with the people’s desire?
What are some ways we can connect with God even when it is difficult to see God?