Sermon Series
  • 1. Gluttony

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2011
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    There are two variations of gluttony: there is the ordinary sin of gluttony which the Catholics call a venial sin meaning it’s forgivable and not going to derail our walk with God. Yet we still need to confess, repent and then move in the opposite directi

    Gluttony Luke 12:22-24, John 6:35 Chef Chris Cosentino, Food Network star and executive chef at Incanto restaurant in San Francisco, has created the Gluttony Pants for those of us who occasionally indulge and engorge without the post-meal awkwardness. The pants have three buttons, allowing you ...read more

  • 2. Lust

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    Lust was considered to be the least deadly of sins though when you look at the church’s discussion of sexuality, you would think that it would be much higher. But it wasn’t. Our sexual desire is a gift from God. The problem is that when we change sexual i

    Lust 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 Three ministers and their wives went out to dinner and were in a terrible accident, and all six were killed. They came to the Pearly Gates of Heaven and were greeted by St. Peter. "I know you are all men of the cloth," said St. Peter, "but as a matter of protocol I ...read more

  • 3. Sloth

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    This sermon looks at the Deadly Sin of Sloth. Often when we think of sloth, we think of people who are lazy and aren’t doing anything with their lives. In a word, they’re lazy. When most of us picture the idea of sloth we picture someone like Frank. So wh

    Sloth Matthew 25:24-25, 44-45 Frank is 32 years old, lives in his parent’s home and works part time at a restaurant. His parents pay all of his bills and provide all of his meals. Frank doesn’t have lots of friends and he doesn’t go out very much. He spends the majority of his ...read more

  • 4. Greed

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2011
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    Americans do not go to church any more: they have switched religions; they now attend the Temple of Greed!” We didn’t invent greed. Greed has been around as long as there have been people, and stuff to lust after. In every era of human history, there have

    Greed Proverbs 28:25, Luke 12:15, Philippians 4:12, 2 Corinthians 9:6 Several men were in the locker room of a health club after exercising. Suddenly a cell phone on one of the benches rings. A man picks it up and the following conversation ensues: 
Hello?" "Honey, It's me." "Hi!" "Are ...read more

  • 5. Wrath

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    Anger or wrath is very much a part of our life and our world. We see it every day. You can’t turn on the news without seeing a story about some guy who got angry at his kid’s baseball game and nearly killed the referee or a violent crime of some kind in t

    Wrath Romans 12:17-21 A trucker was driving down the road when a motorcycle gang surrounded the truck and almost caused him to lose control. The trucker started to yell at the bikers and honk his horn, his face getting redder and redder. He even threw in a few obscene gestures. A couple of hours ...read more

  • 6. Pride

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2011
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    There is a good kind of pride but the problem is when this is not balanced by humility. Pride must be balanced with humility. You can be proud of your child and have a bumper sticker which reads, “My child is on the honor roll at...” Now if that is so you

    Pride II Chronicles 26:3-5, 15b-16 A politician attended a picnic with his constituents in his home district. He made the rounds visiting with people and then it was time to fill up his plate with lunch. He got his salad and side dishes and then went to the woman serving fried chicken. He asked, ...read more

  • 7. Envy

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    Envy is considered to be the second most deadly sin but it’s known to be the nastiest, ugliest and the meanest of all sins. It is also the most secretive of the 7 Deadly Sins. Many people will admit in public to the sin of sloth or gluttony but envy? Yet

    Envy Galatians 5:13-23 When I served on staff at Rayne Memorial UMC on St. Charles Avenue, a young man named Arthur began attending. Arthur was a nice guy but was different, both in appearance and in personality. Arthur got involved in the young adult ministry I had started at the church and ...read more

  • 8. The Seven Deadly Sins

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2011
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    As we think about the Deadly Sins, that raises a fundamental question, “What is sin?” The Bible doesn’t give one definition of sin. There is one primary word in the Greek NT which is used are most often for the word sin, hamartia. Hamartia was used in arc

    The Seven Deadly Sins Galatians 5:16-25 Several years ago, Bill Bennett, former Education Secretary, a devout Catholic and the author of “The Book of Virtues” was discovered to be a heavy gambler in Las Vegas. Bennett in an interview following the disclosure in the media, apologized ...read more