Pastor Mark is resuming the message series: Seven Paths leading to darkness, Seven Paths leading to light.
Seven Paths: Bet you can’t eat just one?! Temperance, Moderation, Self-Control vs Gluttony
1 Corinthians 6:12, Proverbs 25:28, Philippians 3:19-20, Romans 14:17-18
Followers of Jesus,
This week we return to our series on the 7 Paths That Lead to Light/Darkness (formally known as the 7 Deadly Sins or the 7 virtues/vices.). We have 4 more to explore: Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, and Anger. Maybe this sounds daunting, downcast, and depressing?
“Do not fear! For I have overcome!” (Jesus) Although these vices are realities for us to face, God has given us his presence, his power and his purpose! We have everything we need for anything that comes our way because of the gift of His Spirit – and His Spirit is Holy.
I’ve had this past Text of the Quarter (Winter 2016-2017) from Ephesians 3:16-17 on my heart and mind as a prayer for you and me at this time: Out of God’s glorious riches may he strengthen you with power through in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith… that being rooted and established in love, you may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ… to know this love and be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God! …He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine!
As we broaden and deepen our understanding of gluttony and gaze into God’s great wisdom and Holy Spirit power to overcome, may we find our satisfaction in God! “We do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from God.” (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4). Sunday’s message: Bet you can’t eat just one?! Temperance, Moderation, Self-Control vs Gluttony (1 Corinthians 6:12, Proverbs 25:28, Philippians 3:19-20, Romans 14:17-18)
SEE you Sunday (all be it virtual :)),