Classics, Seven Deadly Thoughts

7 Deadly Thoughts

I was chatting with someone this week, and they mentioned that this teaching series turned them around from the brink of suicide. I figured any series that God used to do that is worth reiterating. You can read the online study guide posts here or download the entire booklet as a PDF.

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Meditation Guides, Seven Deadly Thoughts

Pride pt 5

Definition PRIDE – placing yourself above all others. Read Romans 15:13-21 There is a good and righteous pride. It stands in contrast to deadly pride because it is not about me but about others. In this passage, Paul is proud of Christ’s work. He looks on his own labors and sees Jesus being glorified and… Continue reading Pride pt 5

Meditation Guides, Seven Deadly Thoughts

Pride pt 4

Definition PRIDE – placing yourself above all others. Read Daniel 4:28-37 God humiliated Nebuchadnezzar – the greatest king of his age – for his pride. It is only when he realizes that all things, both good and bad, come from the immeasurable God that Nebuchadnezzar is restored. This kind of story is all over the… Continue reading Pride pt 4

Meditation Guides, Seven Deadly Thoughts

Pride pt 3

Definition PRIDE – placing yourself above all others. Read Ezekiel 28:1-19 This unique prophecy is a lament over the fall of the ancient city of Tyre. The city was a major player in the politics of the day because of its tremendous merchant fleet and a monopoly on a special purple dye. Pride will creep… Continue reading Pride pt 3

Meditation Guides, Seven Deadly Thoughts

Pride pt 1

Definition PRIDE – placing yourself above all others. Read James 4:1-10 This passage deals with both pride and envy (as stated before, there is considerable overlap between the two). Often when we envy someone, we will try to make ourselves MORE or make them LESS. We identify weaknesses or failures in others and then blow… Continue reading Pride pt 1

Meditation Guides, Seven Deadly Thoughts

Envy pt 5

Definition ENVY – a dissatisfaction with what God has given to you; a hatred of the “hand you’ve been dealt.” Note: Envy and Pride (the next sin) are very closely related. There is a great deal of overlap in the next two weeks’ meditations. Read Galatians 5:25-6:10 This passage is a classic example of a… Continue reading Envy pt 5

Meditation Guides, Seven Deadly Thoughts

Envy pt 4

Definition ENVY – a dissatisfaction with what God has given to you; a hatred of the “hand you’ve been dealt.” Note: Envy and Pride (the next sin) are very closely related. There is a great deal of overlap in the next two weeks’ meditations. Read Proverbs 24:1-22 When we look around and see who it… Continue reading Envy pt 4