The Seven Deadly Sins
Through October 18/19
God wants great things for us, but we are too ingrained in our vices — our sinful habits — to get out of the ruts in our lives and head towards a better future. Christianity has always talked about humanity as good but inherently sinful — we are afflicted by “original sin” at the same time that God offers us freedom. Our habits daily reject God’s offer, sticking with what we know even if it is the very thing keeping us from experiencing the glory that God has to offer us. The solution is to fix our eyes on Jesus, and in doing so, intentionally creating habits of faithfulness that lead to virtue.
“Glittering Vices: Anger”
Rev. JoNell Lindh
Anger. We all know its destructive power. But can this hellish passion also be a holy emotion, the Godly response to injustice? We will consider the difference between God’s anger and human anger and how this gift can be used for good.
5:30 p.m. in Smith Worship Center
The Saturday evening service features traditional Christ-centered, biblically-based sermons, along with a relaxed atmosphere and casual dress. You will experience a variety of worship music from various ensembles, soloists, and instrumentalists. Saturday night is truly alive at St. Andrew!
“Overcoming the Seven Glittering Vices: Anger”
Rev. Robert Hasley
Anger can be a holy emotion that motivates us to do something about the wrongs in this world. Violence, hunger, oppression, racism, and more are all things about which we should be angry – so long as it moves us to godly action, to peace-making, feeding, clothing, embracing. But so often the hellish passion that makes a wreck of our lives flourishes because we are unwilling to forgive.
8:00 a.m. in Festival Hall
Jump start your day with the Early Service. Relevant, Bible-centered worship blends traditional and contemporary elements. Let your spirit be renewed in this intimate and spiritual gathering.
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
This progressive-traditional worship experience is designed for people of all ages and in all stages of their faith journeys. Powerful music from the Chancel Choir, music ensembles and inspirational, engaging sermons combine to give glory to God and witness to our hope in Jesus Christ.
Rev. Arthur Jones
This week we turn our attention to the most complicated of vices. It is complicated because it can also be a virtue. When does our anger become sinful?
9:09 & 10:39 a.m. in Smith Worship Center
The Well is a contemporary worship experience at St. Andrew. We are a family-friendly, alternative sounding, visually engaging community seeking to live like Jesus. The Well is a community of people worshiping the same God, but in a new way. Click here for more information.
Dr. Scott Engle
Anger? A capital vice? A deadly sin? Shouldn’t we be angered when children starve and innocents are murdered? Didn’t Jesus get angry? In Mark 3 we are told that Jesus “looked around at them in anger.” And he was right to be angry. He knew that his opponents were willfully blind, refusing to hear the Good News in order to protect their own status and reputations. But does Jesus’ anger or the wrath of God directed at injustice and oppression justify our own anger?
9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
This is a Christ-centered worship experience built on a foundation of engaging biblical teaching. The Chancel Choir and other ensembles lead the powerful worship music.