Sermon Series
  • 1. Pride & Humility

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2012
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    The proud are caught up in illusions about themselves. Humility helps us submit to God’s definition of reality rather than ours.

    We’re starting a new series on the Seven Deadly Sins and their corresponding Heavenly Virtues. With every negative command in Scripture there’s a related positive duty; for every “Thou shall not” there is a “Thou shall”. Sin is our ruin, virtue our ...read more

  • 2. Greed And Generosity

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2012
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    Are we seeking first the Kingdom of God, or are we focused on getting all we can in this life? We find all we need in Christ. Let's freely give, expecting nothing in return.

    Are we selfish or selfless? The next pair of vice and virtue deal with our attitude towards possessions and people. Greed $ In the Movie Wall Street, Gordon Gecko, a ruthless broker, bluntly proposes in a stockholders meeting, “Greed is good.” His code leads him to conclude that ...read more

  • 3. Envy & Kindness

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2012
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    Envy is unenviable. Kindness gives life joy.

    A fellow Army chaplain asked me to sing at his chapel service in Schweinfurt, Germany. He was preaching on the 7 Deadly Sins. When I finished singing, he said, “I really envy Chaplain Leroe’s musical ability…oops! I just committed one of the deadly sins!” Envy Billy ...read more

  • 4. Wrath & Patience

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2012
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    Anger seldom gets us what we want, while patience rests in God's perfect timing. When we’re frustrated by things we can’t attain or resolve, by real or perceived injustices, the way to overcome and heal wrath is the path of patience.

    The media’s been reporting on the health risks of too much soda and other sugary drinks; New York’s Mayor Bloomberg has taken the step of banning super-size sodas…but even more deadly are the vending machines. Each year dozens of people are killed by them. They don’t get ...read more

  • 5. Lust & Chastity

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2012
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    A Christian view of sexuality. Lust happens when attraction becomes an overpowering factor in one's life. Chastity is a positive lifestyle marked by self-control.

    A cartoon depicts two guys in Hell, and one says to the other: “I was under the impression that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” All of the deadly sins we’ve been studying are distorted or excessive attachments to good things. We make them bad. When life revolves around ...read more

  • 6. Gluttony And Temperance

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2012
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    We can live in moderation or overindulge...which isn't about the stomache, but a matter of the heart.

    Here are two headlines found on the front cover of a Family Circle magazine: “Ten Ways to Curb Your Cravings,” followed by “Irresistible Chocolate Desserts”…definitely mixed messages! A foreign visitor described America as a land where people are as big as houses, ...read more

  • 7. Sloth & Diligence

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2012
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    We can be complacent or strive toward quality work, for excellence.

    Sloths are mammals who move only when necessary and even then very slowly. They’re known to dig their curved claws into a tree branch and hang without effort for hours-on-end; they are as unmotivated as they look! Sloth Sloth is something we make jokes about, but few think of it as sin. ...read more