On June 25th, we will start a new sermon series for the summer months: “Summer of Sin: the 7 Deadly Sins.” Commonly referred to as the seven capital or deadly sins, the daunting list includes pride, envy, sloth, anger, greed, gluttony, and lust.
Our aim is not to bog ourselves down in the mire of failure, shame, and negativity; rather, it is understand the inclinations and pathways of own hearts’ temptations and waywardness—in hopes of articulating what exactly leads us astray and experiencing afresh the super-abounding grace of our God that is greater than all our sin! The liberating diagnosis of our sin and failure allows for hope. Something can be done for our deadly sin. Indeed, something has been done for our rescue and healing.
I invite you to pray the wonderfully simple and direct words of Psalm 119: 36-37 as we embark on this journey: “Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.”