Gluttony! Deacon/Lay Leader Joshua Justice 14 February 2016
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artist: Joshua Justice     title: Gluttony     album: A Lenten Study - The 7 Deadly Sins
year: 2016     genre: Bible Study (id None)
 Gluttony - one of those old timey 7 deadly sins... well, at least on one list from the 4th century.  Deacon Josh brings out the foundational history of the Lenten season, and just from where all this stuff about giving things up came.  Lent is that period of time recognized by most of the Christian world to be from Ash Wednesday to Easter.  It is a season of reflection and meant to be a time where followers of Jesus can come again to that point in history where salvation from our sins became a reality and an accomplished feat, not just a hope to which all looked forward.  "It Is FINISHED" was declared from the cross.          
     So, if it is finished, what's with all the stuff then about doing penance during Lent?  And why is gluttony on the list? The body in which we live is made in the image and likeness of God Himself.  Paul makes clear that our bodies are the "temple of the Holy Ghost" and as such we should and must respect both this body and the soul God has created which resides within. What we do to it reflects our relationship with our Lord. Just a note~gluttony turns out to mean more than food... and fasting is more than going hungry...  In this discussion, Deacon Josh shares history and scripture, and makes the reality of coming and staying clean before the Lord less a legalistic have-to and more more a joyful want-to.   Listen and you will find more freedom in celebrating the Lenten season in a way that honors God!


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