Lent 2013: The Seven Deadly Sins
What does it means to be whole?
We all know what it means to be broken. Every one of us sins, fails, and falls. But what does it mean to be whole? And how do we get there?
Perhaps it begins by starting at the root sins in our lives: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. They’re 7 sins we all share. They’re what arises when we meet deeply human desires in destructive ways. They’re the patterns we engage in that break down the shalom of God, both inside our own hearts and across all of humanity.
So this Lent, we invite you to be brave and honest with yourself. We invite you to enter into this season of self-examination by recognizing your own impulses toward each of the 7 deadly sins, and staring your brokenness in the face. Because ultimately that’s what it takes to be free—a life-long journey of recognizing, repenting, and resurrecting.
Enter Into Lent As A Community
- Sign Up For A Short Circle—these small groups corresponding to our Lent teaching series on Seven Deadly Sins will begin taking place all over West Michigan the week of Feb 10.
- Grab a Lent Calendar at the Welcome Center, follow our Facebook/Twitter feeds during Lent, or download the text version here for daily reflections on the Seven Holy Virtues.
- Get marked with ashes at one of our Ash Wednesday Services [6:30am or 12noon] on Feb 13
- Join us beginning Feb 17, when The Seven Deadly Sins teaching series begins at our 9am + 11am Gatherings
If you’re one of the everyone that struggles with the Seven Deadly Sins, know that support is available. Download a list of area resources and counselors who are a part of the Mars Hill community here.