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Killjoys: Sloth

Kill Joy

Speaker: Tim Frasier
Date: March 26, 2017

There are some dark killers out there on the prowl to destroy our lives. Now don't worry, no need to add an extra deadbolt to your door or buy a sawed-off shotgun. These killers are not on the outside but within each of us. What are they trying to kill? Joy! Honestly, they are doing a smashing job on us all! These killers go by the names: Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust. As a gang, they are known as the 7 Deadly Sins. Discover, during this season of Lent, how to overcome them and protect your joy. Killjoys: The Seven Deadly Sins - March 5th - April 9th.

Deadly Sin: Sloth 

Romans 12:9-13- 9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 


Quote “At its core, sloth moves us away from everything that ultimately matters and directs us toward simple distractions. Sloth is not mere laziness. Sloth is in-difference – indifference towards my soul, my neighbor, my world, or my God.” - Jeff Cook 


Romans 12:11-11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 


Revelation 3:16-16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 


Quote“First, sloth is an extremely powerful and serious vice; and secondly it is a vice that threatens one’s fundamental commitment to one’s religious identity and vocation. It is a serious vice because the entire commitment of one’s life to God is at stake.” - Evagrius Ponticus 


Quote-“Spiritual inactivity or lack of efforts an effect or expression of one’s inner con-dition.” - John Cassian 


James 2:14-20-14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 


Romans 12:11-11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 


Serve the Lord… 


with our worship Romans 12:12- 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 


with our wounds Romans 12:12- 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 


Quote- “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” - C.S. Lewis 


with our words Romans 12:12- 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 


Matthew 22:36-39-36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 


Serve Others.. 
*Inside the church Romans 12:13*- 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 


Quote - “The slothful person, is one who resists the efforts of doing day after day after day whatever it takes to keep the bonds of love strong and living and healthy, whether he or she feels particularly inspired about doing it or not.” - Rebecca DeYoung 

Outside the church Romans 12:12- 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 


Galatians 6:9 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 

 

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