Feb. 16 & 17, 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.

2 Kings 18:3-4

2 Kings 19:19, 35-36

2 Kings 20:1

Proverbs 25:1

Isaiah 38:20

2 Chronicles 32:30

Psalms 120-134

Matthew 6:25-33

Matthew 20:25-28

  • Is slothfulness something that we deal with today?
    • Hezekiah’s life shows sloth in a different light…and how it could be stopping us from living our fullest life.
  • Hezekiah’s life:
    • He got sick, and God told him that he wouldn’t recover
    • Hezekiah prayed for more time, and God answered his prayer
  • Three things that marked Hezekiah’s legacy after he was granted reprieve:
    • Preservation of the O.T. scriptures
    • A cluster of ascent psalms
    • A tunnel from the spring and into the city, reducing Jerusalem’s vulnerability
  • Why are we so protective of our time?
    • Once it’s gone, it’s gone. This should give us a sense of urgency.
  • Why is it important to be concerned with how we use our time?
    • Giving an account of our lives to Jesus
  • We need people who have the heart to make a difference at Hope, and in the community.
    • In rock climbing, there’s a term called a “commitment move.”
    • The natural tendency is to freeze, panic. But the longer you remain like that, the more that exhaustion sets in.

Guiding Question: Are you living your life with a sense of urgency?

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