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The Sin of Anger

Scripture: None

Topic: Human Experience > Anger

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Sin of Anger Dr. Jim Denison Billy Martin, former manager of the Texas Rangers among other teams, told in his autobiography of going hunting in Texas with Mickey Mantle. They went to a ranch owned by one of Mantle’s friends. Mantle told Billy to wait in the car while he checked in. The friend […]

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The Sin of Envy

Scripture: Proverbs 14

Topic: Sin > Human Experience

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Sin of Envy Dr. Jim Denison Webster defines “envy” as “(1) a feeling of discontent and ill will because of another’s advantages, possessions, etc; resentful dislike of another who has something that one desires (2) desire for some advantage, quality, etc. that another has.” Envy is the byproduct of greed. It is wanting what […]

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The Sin of Gluttony

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10

Topic: Sin > Human Experience

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Sin of Gluttony Dr. Jim Denison The dieting crazes which have swept our country in recent years seem to prove one fact: of all the seven deadly sins, the one we seem most interested in avoiding is gluttony. The dictionary defines the term simply as “excess in eating.” But how much is excess? The […]

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The Sin of Greed

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6

Topic: Human Experience > Greed

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Sin of Greed Dr. Jim Denison In the Bible, “greed” is choosing to sin for material gain: “A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live” (Proverbs 15:27). Note the Hebrew parallelism: greed = bribery. We are greedy when we will commit illegal or immoral acts to get […]

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The Sin of Lust

Scripture: None

Topic: Lust > Human Experience

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Sin of Lust Dr. Jim Denison The pastor listed his sermon title in the bulletin: “Dealing With Sexual Sin.” But just before he got up to preach, the choir sang the special. Its title: “Oh, why not tonight?” Sometimes you’re done before you begin. Now we come to the fifth deadly sin: “lust.” The […]

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The Sin of Pride

Scripture: Proverbs 8

Topic: Pride > Human Experience

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Sin of Pride Dr. Jim Denison The major was promoted to colonel and received a fancy new office. As he entered it for the first time, sitting in the nice new chair, a knock came at the door. He said, “Come in,” then quickly picked up the telephone as a corporal walked in. “Just […]

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The Sin of Sloth

Scripture: Proverbs 19

Topic: Sin > Human Experience

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Sin of Sloth Dr. Jim Denison Some questions are hard to answer: why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections? If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from? How do they get the deer to cross at those yellow signs? Why is abbreviation such a long word? Why did […]

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The Solution for a Stressed Soul

Scripture: Matthew 11

Topic: Stress > Human Experience

Series: Knowing Jesus Through Matthew

The Solution for a Stressed Soul Matthew 11:28-30 Dr. Jim Denison Rogers Cadenhead is one stressed individual. The Florida resident and technology author registered www.benedictXVI.com shortly before the new pope took that name. Now he’s heard offers from all kinds of businesses which want to purchase the site. He promises not to sell it to […]

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