My church never talked much about the seven deadly sins (I knew even knew what they were). Just so you know, they are:
(from Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge): The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, are a classification of the most objectionable vices that have been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct followers concerning (immoral) fallen man’s tendency to sin. They are:
Those are pretty big ones, huh?
I’m a fan of this book called “SEVEN” by Jeff Cook. He talks about each of these sins (from a very evangelical standpoint) and how bad they are…how easily they can get you tangled up, and then he contrasts each sin with a GOOD THING that Jesus talked about in the Beatitudes (passage in Matthew 5 beginng with “blessed are the…”) Check that link for a really good read. I didn’t even know until after I started the book that the guy that wrote it is a philosophy professor. That would have kept me away from the book. It’s a great read.
ALSO…along these lines…if you struggle with any of the following issues (deadly sins), I have a resource for you:
The resource is a sermon series from Adam Hamilton from the “Church of the Resurrection” in Kansas City. I have not personally listened to these (yet) but a young lady from our community group HIGHLY recommends this pastor’s messages and even used to drive two hours + per weekend to hear his messages on a certain sermon series. Download here: http://www.cor.org/worship-sermons/sermon/
I don’t usually recommend stuff I haven’t checked out, but if she recommends him, I’m on board 🙂