Feb. 2 & 3, 2019

What makes pride, greed, lust, envy, sloth, gluttony and wrath so powerful that we call them the seven deadly sins? Each one is a corruption of a major area in our lives. What God intended for good, we can distort and abuse. Eventually, we just end up damaging ourselves and those around us. Each sermon in our new series focuses on a different deadly sin and how to expose it within ourselves. Join us as we discover how Jesus guides us through even our most difficult internal struggles.

Proverbs 14:30

Malachi 3:8

Philippians 4:11-12

Matthew 20: 8-15

Romans 12:15

Galatians 5:25-26

Definition: Envy is being sad over someone else’s success and happy over someone else’s failures.

Four ugly facts about envy:

  • Envy damages our self-esteem
    • Two ways we camouflage self-esteem problems:
      • By giving false praise
      • Condescending comparisons
  • Envy creates a lack of contentment
    • Are you so concerned about what you don’t have that it keeps you from being thankful for what you do have?
  • Envy keeps us from enjoying the successes of others
  • Envy denies the goodness of God

Four things we can do to rid ourselves of envy

  • Learn to admire without having to acquire
  • Develop an attitude of gratitude
  • Anticipate envy
  • Most importantly, practice pursuing God
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