Vice VS Virtue: Lust VS Ordered-Love

Vice VS Virtue: Lust VS Ordered-Love

INTRO :
As we begin our last piece of our series, let’s recall our series verse from Genesis 4.6–7, as God said to Cain, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.’”

Last week, we talked about the vices of avarice and gluttony, looking at…

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Vice VS Virtue: Avarice & Gluttony VS Generosity & Self-Control

Vice VS Virtue: Avarice & Gluttony VS Generosity & Self-Control

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INTRO :

As we begin today, let’s recall our series verse from Genesis 4.6–7, as God told the troubled Cain, son of Adam and Eve, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?  If you do well, will you not be accepted?  And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door.  Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.’”

Last week, we looked at…

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Vice VS Virtue: Anger & Sloth VS Forgiveness & Zeal

Vice VS Virtue: Anger & Sloth VS Forgiveness & Zeal

INTRO :

As we begin today, let’s recall our series verse from Genesis 4.6–7, as God told a troubled Cain, the son of Adam and Eve, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?  If you do well, will you not be accepted?  And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door.  Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.’”

Last week, we took a look at PRIDE & ENVY how both focus more…

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Vice VS Virtue: Pride & Envy VS Humility & Admiration

Vice VS Virtue: Pride & Envy VS Humility & Admiration

INTRO :

Last week, we took a look at sin and how a life gripped by vice separates us from God.  We talked about how the spiritual life is in fact a true battle, as sin desires to consume us.  Remember how God told Cain, the frustrated son of Adam and Eve, in Genesis 4.6–7, “‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?  If you do well, will you not be accepted?  And if you do not do well, sin…

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Vice VS Virtue: A Look at Sin

Vice VS Virtue: A Look at Sin

INTRO :
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at how sin stands in the way of a life-giving relationship with God. Specifically, we’ll examine 7 deadly sins. We call them deadly because they lead us down the path of destruction; and we call them sins because they stand in opposition to God, causing us to miss the mark of Jesus Christ that we are aiming for through faith. These seven deadly…

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CHURCH LIFE: Week 4

Last week we looked at LIFE AROUND, placing important emphasis on living our spiritual lives AROUND others in order to witness God’s works, witness to God’s works, and testify with our very own faith stories.

This week, we’re ending our series by looking at LIFE OUT, and the importance of going OUT to share the good news.

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  • LIFE OUT:
    • …is a life that is…

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CHURCH LIFE: Week 3

Last week we looked at LIFE IN, placing important emphasis on our inward spiritual life and how we grow in our relationship with God.  That relationship is firm place, a solid place, built on prayer, study, and our own gifts that we give to God for His use.

Church Life Artwork LIFE AROUNDThis week, we’re going to look at LIFE AROUND, and the importance of our lives as lived around others.

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CHURCH LIFE: Weeks 1 & 2

CHURCH LIFE: Week 1 & 2

Below is the write-up from our series called CHURCH LIFE.  The write-ups may be “raw’ at times, with just simple notes for points (I apologize; but hey, maybe you could come to service if you’re near by! 11am, Sundays!).  Week 1 is called WHY CHURCH? and Week 2 is called LIFE IN (this one is a more substantial and coherent write-up, as the others will be).  You’ll see icons for the weeks that…

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Made in an Image

Apps.  If you have a smartphone, you depend upon them everyday.  They tell us when to get up, when to go to the doctor, when someone has commented on a photo, how to spell a word, how many miles we ran (if you’re into that), and even what to buy.  You could say that they control our lives, or at least influence them more than they influence us.  They exercise a certain amount of control over us…

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Truth is Truth

A couple of weeks ago, as I turned on the air and the lights for our Monday morning Bible study, I noticed this sign stuck in the light socket.  I half-grinned, searching my mind for a more appropriate way to get the message across to the different groups that meet here.  “Hmm, maybe something white, simple font, good spacing…Ooooh! I can laminate it!!!  I’ll use sticky-tack so it won’t leave any…

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