This Lent we will explore the traditional meanings of gluttony, pride, lust, and other "Seven Deadly Sins." Yes, this is a little controversial. People already think that Christians talk too much about sin, and that talking about sin makes us "judgemental". As a result, contemporary culture trivializes the "seven deadly sins," as if they're "no big deal." Does the concept of sin still have relevance? These vices have shaped our culture today more than we realize, and they have also become rooted in our own hearts. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, duplicity, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate substitutes for the wonder, beauty, and affection of God. They will rob us, not ravish us. They will numb us, not heal us. They will slaughter us, not save us. This Lent we'll take an honest look at the controversial topic of sin and embrace the life-giving path of God.
Sunday sermons and extras will be posted below
as the weeks go by. Stay tuned!
Feb 14th: The "S" Word
What is sin? Isn't it an outdated concept? Isn't it judgmental to talk about sin?
Mar 4th: Gluttony
Why doesn't food satisfy
my deepest cravings?
Mar 25th: Wrath
How can I keep my cool
when my blood is boiling?
Feb 18th: Pride
What happens when I take all the
credit for my life?
Mar 11th: Greed
Why does my sexual appetite turn something good into something bad?
Mar 30th: Duplicity
Why is it so hard
to keep my promises?
Feb 25th: Envy
Why am I resentful about the good fortune of other people?
Mar 18th: Lust
Why can't I be content
with what I have?
Apr 1st: The HARD NEWS of Easter
As we celebrate the resurrection, let's remember that the GOOD NEWS is HARD NEWS.
"Jesus Shall Reign":