Recently I have been reading a book entitled “Killjoys”.

Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate substitutes for the wonder, beauty, and affection of God. They will rob you, not ravish you. They will numb you, not heal you. They will slaughter you, not save you. Killjoys was written to lead you deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin. The truths, warnings, and promises in these pages are meant to chart a life-giving path to greater holiness and greater joy.

It isbook written by several authors about the Seven Deadly Sins. This Sunday I will be preaching about sin and it’s far reaching grasp on our lives and it just got me thinking about this book.  Although the seven deadly sins are not necessarily from the bible they are biblical in nature. The basic thing to understand is that Sin is real and it has a real hold on all of us. The more we try and deal with our sin individually without help the more trapped we become. It is much like quicksand. The more you move around the deeper you go without outside help. Remember that in your sin you have a Savior, and our Savior wants to help and come to our aid. There is also God’s church that should be ready and available to help and equip and train us in the way we should go.

I believe that since we all deal with some kind of sin we all need to receive help through different avenues so we may be able to handle it correctly while growing and learning from it. I am spending part of my week in prayer for everyone who will be in attendance this Sunday as we discuss Sin and how we are to combat it within our lives.

God bless,

Derek