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7 Deadly Sins 2 :: Envy

During Lent we are tracking through the “7 Deadly Sins”: pride, envy, anger, sloth, avarice, lust, and gluttony. We are spending this time dealing with the sin our lives because “Sin is real, and it’s a part of each of us” (Dunnam & Reisman). Last week, we looked at pride, the itch for recognition, and…Continue →

7 Deadly Sins: Envy

Proverbs 14.30Galatians 5.15-21 The sin of the evil eyeEnvy defined: from the Latin, “to look maliciously upon.” The New Testament Greek literally means “to have an evil eye.” Saul and David 1 Samuel 18.5-9, “Saul killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” This made Saul angry “So Saul eyed David from that day on.”…Continue →

The 7 Deadly Sins: Pride

The seriousness of sinIt is the tradition at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for anyone who speaks to begin by saying, “I am name and I am an alcoholic.” Maybe we in the Christian community should begin in a similar way: “Hi. I’m Joleen and I’m a sinner.” (from “Rebuilding Your Broken World” by Gordon MacDonald.) Sin…Continue →

7 Deadly Sins 1 :: Pride

Good morning. I’m Randy and I am a sinner. Today (the first Sunday of Lent) we begin a new series on the “7 Deadly Sins.” The seven deadly sins, a list that began developing as early as the fourth century, are pride, envy, anger, sloth, avarice (greed), lust, and gluttony. As you think about this…Continue →