Sermons on Self Assessment

Sermons on Self Assessment

The 7 Deadly Sins – Lust

I know what Lust is – or Do I? We perhaps see Lust more as a noun: as in libedo; and lechery.   And though this indeed can become a stumbling block – the instruction here  emphasizes lust as a verb: as in desiring and craving.  And as such,  Lust is at the heart of all the 6 previous sins. We Must Begin with Human Composition The human critter is made up of…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Gluttony

Gluttony is Overeating, Right? Well, yes.  But the climb to Bible Ground reveals it is much more.  Gluttony is the sickness of becoming insatiable after anything.  It could be money or power. We can be selfish about the sanctity of our own time.  We get cranky when people or activities put a crimp on our personal time.  We begin to dodge responsibility to wallow in our…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Greed

Considering Greed I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies – Psalm 119:59 There are several indicators or evidences that Greed may be creeping around trying to get a grip of your disposition.   The purpose of this study is to both highlight those sour “fruit” and to offer in opposition a lesson on greed’s opposing virtue:…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Sloth

Sloth – Who, Me? No really.  Sloth is likely the last thing you might understand about yourself.   But yet Sloth is epidemic among Believers.  Sloth is a habitual disinclination to exertion, or in other words: laziness.  Sloth is putting off doing things until later.  It means not being thorough in the things you do.  Sloth is giving into yourself.  Our approach in…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Wrath

Would you say you have a temper? The Word of God has much to offer in terms of understanding temper, anger, (or as termed in this study) Wrath.  And what’s more important – the Bible offers a clear path to directly engage our temper and overcome it.  You could say it’s the ultimate in anger management. Four Truths about Wrath Though there are bundles of…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Envy

The Seven Deadly Sins I can’t find the phrase “Seven Deadly Sins” anywhere in the Bible and neither will you.  This list has long been in use however and was categorized by the early church leaders to help Believers better understand the directions that evil temptation can take; to encourage us to self-assess – looking for evidence of them in our…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Pride

Production Note There is no video available for this message.  I feel really bad about this.  Sorry. What’s Up with The Seven Deadly Sins? You’re not going to find the phrase “Seven Deadly Sins” anywhere in the Bible.  The origin of these categories of disobedience are rooted in the early church.  I sense they emerged in an honest effort to help…

They All Left Him and Fled

Three types of Jesus Followers We take our study today from the book of Mark, Chapter 14.   Let’s start from verse 12 – where Christ’s disciples go to prepare the Passover (aka The Last Supper) – and let’s work together through to verse 50 where we find recorded the damning sentence which is the title of this instruction: “They all left…

Indulgence – Demonic Attack on the Fruit of Self Control

We’ve traveled along together for some time now learning the lessons of spiritual warfare.   God has proclaimed nine aspects – or segments – which He termed fruit of the Spirit.  Our premise has been that Satan and his screwed-up crowd are going to peck at you, Raven-like,…

Fear – Demonic Attack on the Fruit of Faithfulness

Key Bible Verse But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always… 1 samuel 2:35 Fear stifles Faithfulness Reread that key verse.  God is about the…