Sloth most often manifests itself in unnecessary busyness that is distracting us from the thing that matters most: our relationship with Jesus.
Envy comes from a feeling of lack, that what we've been given isn't sufficient. How do we combat the pervasiveness of envy in our lives?
God created us with the capacity and the desire for sexual union within marriage, but lust is an over-desire that puts getting our needs met ahead of sacrificial love.
Anger is an emotion that's common to every person but can destroy relationships and lives. We look at anger's source, its anatomy and the antidote for anger.
Gluttony isn't simply an overconsumption of food and drink, but rather it's about placing more importance on created things, rather than our Creator.
Ash Wednesday offers a chance to reflect on our own sin and need for a savior.
If we enthrone human love we will crush our marriage with expectations or be crushed if we don't get married. How can we focus on the only love that will never disappoint us, the unearned gift of Jesus Christ?
True sexual freedom comes from a covenantal relationship in marriage, where you are fully known and fully exposed, and yet fully loved. Yet sexual intimacy is just a shadow compared to the spiritual intimacy we're created to have with God.
These verses in the Song of Songs challenge us to examine the role of expectations in our relationship with each other, and with God. How can we truly sense God's overwhelming love for and delight with us?
Continuing in the Song of Songs, we see that true intimacy is only found inside a covenant -- between us and others in friendship or marriage, and ultimately in God's perfect covenant with us.
The only way to have the vulnerability necessary for intimate relationships, but be able withstand the possibility of pain and loss, is by building our relationships on the foundation of the only person who will never forsake us -- Jesus Christ.
Beginning our sermon series on the Song of Songs, we examine it through two lenses - as wisdom literature that instructs us on love, sex, and marriage, and as a window that we can use to look into the deeper intimacy that is possible with God and his people through Jesus Christ.
Mary's response to the angel's proclamation that she would bear the Christ child challenges us to relinquish our plan for our life in favor of God's perfect plan.
How do we live faithfully in the "already but not yet," as we wait for Jesus to return and make all things new?
How does Christmas enable us to deal with the darkness in our world -- not just escape it, but actually face it?
Where do we find our confidence and trust? Victor Sheldon explores how we can face the future unafraid, even when all is shaken and swept away.
We were blessed to hear from Pastor TL Rogers at the Columbia Heights Parish, on how we can rest in God's promises and learn how to wait patiently.
What does faithful stewardship look like when it comes to grace?
Faithful stewardship can be boiled down to one concept: generosity. We learn how true generosity is evidence of spiritual health, an exercise of faith, and that it flows out of an abundance of joy in the Lord.