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The first in a new series about the 7 Deadly Sins. Envy: when normal desires get distorted. Doug will be referencing “Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies,” a book by Rebeca DeYoung.

“Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation.” 1 Peter 2.1-2 (NRSV)

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Additional scripture for this week

Romans 12:1-2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 22:34-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

1 Peter 2:1-3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

2 Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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