Contributed on Jan 20, 2008
This first in the series of sermons on "The Seven Deadly Sins" deals with pride as the basic root of all sin.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride --II Timothy 3:1-9 and Proverbs 16:18-19 Margaret McCormick and Lila Sunderland were good friends of ours at our second appointment Grace United Methodist Church in Alton, Illinois. They visited us at least once while were at our third appointment Sumner and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2008
Covetousness is the spirit of greed and may bring about spiritual death apart from genuine repentance and faith in the forgiving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Covetousness --Deuteronomy 5:21; Philippians 4:11; Luke 12:13-21 Since 1991 Dr. Haddon W. Robinson has held the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching Chair at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. In a poll taken by ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2008
Lust in Scripture, especially in the New Testament Epistles, is human “desire for what God has forbidden.” It is an “obsessive sexual craving.”
The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust --Galatians 5:16-26 The late Rev. Dr. John Rowan Claypool IV served as a pastor for 47 years, first in Southern Baptist Congregations in the South and then from 1986 to 2000 as the Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In his sermon ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2008
Failure to confess and forsake the attitude of envy will destroy us. Envy is perhaps the most deadly sin of all.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy --I Samuel 18:5-9 and I Peter 2:1-3 I have to personally remind myself when it comes to this fourth deadly sin I “have stopped preaching and gone to meddling,” for envy or jealousy has been my personal, besetting sin since childhood and youth. Now every sermon I ...read more
Contributed on Feb 24, 2008
Christians are often quick to condemn alcoholics and drug addicts for their sin, but the Bible also denounces gluttony as a dangerous sin against our bodies which are God’s temple.
The Deadly Sin of Gluttony --Proverbs 23:1-3, 20-21; Deuteronomy 21:18-21; I Corinthians 6:15-20; John 4:27-34 A column entitled “Lite Fare” that appeared in The Christian Reader shares this story by Sherrie Murphree of Odessa, Texas: “My husband has an almost boundless appetite for ice ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2008
When wronged or hurt by someone we are often tempted to lash out in vicious anger seeking revenge.
The Deadly Sin of Anger --Matthew 5:21-26; Romans 12:14-21; Ephesians 4:31-5:2 Peter Johnson related this story in the April 14, 1988, issue of USA TODAY. “Have you ever noticed that sometimes we get angry and remain bitter with people and actually forget why we’re so upset? Take, for ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2008
The second of two messages on anger in this series, this message deals with constructive anger and the need to let go of the anger that leads to grudges, bitterness, and sin through repentance and forgiveness.
The Deadly Sin of Anger—Part Two --Ephesians 4:26-5:2 During Christmas Break of my junior and senior years at Asbury College and the summer before that senior year, I had the privilege of working for my good friends from my home Church V. G. and Mary Buckner at their Gospel Bookstore in ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2008
This is the final message in the series on The Seven Deadly Sins with the thesis that God’s ministry is never to be done slothfully by His people.
The Deadly Sin of Sloth --Proverbs 6:6-11 and Mathew 25:14-30 James S. Hewett, former pastor of Saratoga, California’s Presbyterian Church, tells this story: “A class of high school sophomores had been assigned a term paper. Now the day of reckoning had come, the papers were due. The ...read more