Sloth. Lust. Anger. Pride. Envy. Gluttony. Greed. Church leaders in the Middle Ages named these The Seven Deadly Sins. They urged people to purge themselves of these sins because they knew that out of them came the evil in the world. The truth is these sins are more than behaviors, they are attitudes, emotions and states of mind that direct our behavior in ways that are destructive to ourselves and those around us. And the reality is that only the power of Jesus Christ living in us can overcome these sins in our life. We cannot overcome these sins by ourselves. We need the Holy Spirit to change us, transform us and make us more like Jesus.
The purpose of Northwood Church is to help people believe in Jesus and become more like him. As we move through summer 2017 we want to better understand the process of becoming like Jesus, especially as it relates to overcoming deadly sins that have tripped up people for so long. A key Bible verse for our series is Philippians 2:12 – 13, “Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Join us starting Sunday, July 23!