The God of Entertainment

Series: Counterfeit Gods

June 19, 2022
Michael Boyd

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Episode Notes

Eph. 5:15-16,

 Ecclesiastes 12:13,

1I Timothy 6:17

  1. n our world as a whole, and certainly in American culture, one of the biggest idols that has consumed people’s hearts and minds is the god of entertainment.

  1. ne indication that the god of entertainment has taken precedent over God the Father is the way that many people give far more time, attention, money and effort toward their entertainment, than toward their relationship with God.

  1. Like food and sex, entertainment is a gift from God – it is something that is good until it is turned into a god.

  1. What is the purpose of entertainment?

  2. Our God is a God of joy and He wants us to know that joy.

  3. Entertainment should be life-giving – a means of engaging with our world rather than retreating from it; It should not be a substitute for life.

IV. . As with all things, the problem comes when we turn the gift God has given us into our focus and purpose, our end goal and the thing we worship.

And just as we have seen with all of the counterfeit gods so far, there is a bait-and-switch tactic in play.

  1. They offer us the high, but deliver the low.

  2. The pursuit of food leads to an insatiable hunger; the pursuit of sex ends in shame; and the pursuit of entertainment results in a restless boredom.

  3. Have you ever wondered why so many people are bored today?

We seek amusements because we don’t want to think.

Ultimately, the gods of pleasure cannot satisfy our deepest desires.


1. What are my favorite forms of entertainment?

2. How much time am I spending on entertainment?

3. Where and when am I exhibiting the most commitment, passion and excitement?

4. What is effecting my worldview the most?

5. Am I addicted to entertainment?


M – Message – What is the message and how is it coming across?

E – Effect – What effect does this have on me?

D – Damage – Will I suffer damage from this?

I – Instead – What could I be doing instead? (productive, constructive)

A – Ask God – Does this glorify God? Does God approve? Would I feel comfortable with

Jesus in the room?

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