Sermon Archive

Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony

The deadly sin we want to consider today is the sin of gluttony. This comes from the Latin word which means to swallow or gulp down. The idea of there being 7 deadly sins is not an inspired one, and it is at this point that I would contend that gluttony is probably not a valid candidate for even the traditional definition of a deadly sin that of being a gateway sin, a cardinal sin, and therefore one of the deadly sins that leads to other sins. It is true that the first sin in the bible was a...

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Envy- Part 2- Proverbs 24:19-20

The bible often surprises us when it addresses our sin.  We often dress it down, underestimate it, and make out that it is a failing of the weak.  The Bible exposes each one of us to be a sinner, and of a dark and perverse kind.  Take envy, when we think of envy we think it is a manageable and small sin, something that you would find among the immature on the playground or in the nursery where we think of children fighting over a toy.  But when the Bible talks about envy it reveals that we all have...

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Envy- Part 1 – Proverbs 23:17-24:2

What is envy?  Envy is a sin of the heart.  It is strongly associated with the sin of coveting and the tenth commandment, that is illicit longing; as well as jealousy, longing to have what is another’s.  Historically it has been seen as responsible for the depression that comes from others having and not you; as well as the resentment we have towards other because they have and we do not.  Envy has been a strong contender for the title, Mother of all sins.  Because of 1 Timothy 6:10 which translated literally says that the love of money, a...

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