Sermon Series
  • 1. Pride Goes Before A Fall

    Contributed on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Seven sins have been identified by the church as "deadly." What sets these sins apart from thousands of others? How does the sin of Pride affect our lives and our world?

    Luke 12:13-21 “Pride Goes Before a Fall” INTRODUCTION Often times when we read the stories of the Bible we can see ourselves in the characters. We might identify with Peter who always seemed to speak before he thought. Or perhaps, the father of the boy with epilepsy who cried out, “I more

  • 2. Where The Grass Is Greener ( Envy)

    Contributed on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Envy has a powerful effect upon our lives. It rubs of of peace, joy and love. God not only offers us forgiveness, but also a life of contentment.

    Acts 8:9-25 “Where the Grass Is Greener (Envy)” INTRODUCTION We are complex individuals. To be able to say that we were completely dedicated to and solely motivated by God’s will may be our dream and desire, but it is not the reality. All too often the less noble forces of greed, pride, more

  • 3. Everything Looks So Good

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    As Christians, we are invited to have a spiritual perspective on life. Gluttony demonstrates our focus on the physical.

    Philippians 3:7-21 “Everything Looks So Good” (Gluttony) INTRODUCTION This is an uncomfortable topic for a sermon. Not only for me, but for many people who are listening to this sermon. Food is a touchy subject. I have struggled with weight and with unhealthy eating practices for years. more

  • 4. A Good Gift Gone Bad

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Lust craves to use people for our "needs" and desires. It is the exact opposite of the love and focus on the needs of others that Jesus calls us to.

    II Samuel 11:1-5, Matthew 5:27-30 “A Good Gift Gone Bad” (Lust) INTRODUCTION We live in a society that panders to lust. Everywhere we look—billboards, magazines, movies and television—we view provocative pictures. The goal of modern clothing fashion is to be alluring. The idea of more

  • 5. Killer Instinct (Anger)

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Anger is a powerful sin that destroys relationships and adversely affects our relationshipo with God. God invites us not only to control our anger, but to be transformed by the Holy Spirit.

    Proverbs 29:11, James 1:19-21 “Killer Instinct” (Anger) INTRODUCTION Many of the seven deadly sins appear to be harmless at first glance. Pride can be downgraded to simply having an “attitude.” Envy is such a common “sin,” that can’t be all that bad, besides it is what fuels our more

  • 6. Ah, To Have It All

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Greed is a temptation that our society promotes. Christians are challenged to say "No," to greed and "Yes," to generosity.

    Mark 10:17-21 “Ah, To Have It All” (Greed) INTRODUCTION America has a love affair with cars. We like sleek, fast, and powerful. We like big and brawny. Cars define us. They tell the world who we are, or who we’d like to be. America’s love affair with cars is not new, however. Before more

  • 7. Working The System (Sloth)

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Even with full calendars we can be lazy. God calls us to service and away from activities that are not a part of God’s will

    II Thessalonians 3:6-15 “Working the System” (Sloth) INTRODUCTION In a world of PDA’s, Day Planners, and refrigerator calendars with no white space left, we have difficulty believing that sloth, or laziness, is a sin that we need to seriously deal with in our lives. We will admit to more