Category Archives: Capital Vices

Philippians 3:15-21 | Gluttony

0: Recap At VCRC, we’ve been exploring the Deadly Sins and their remedies. So far, we’ve looked at 5 and there are only two vices left: Gluttony and Lust. Unfortunately, since Easter is next week, we only have time to … Continue reading

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Luke 12:13-34 | Greed

0: Introduction This lent at VCRC, we’ve been exploring the deadly sins and their remedies. To date, we’ve learned about Vainglory, Envy, Anger, and Sloth. Today, we will explore the vice of Greed. But before we do, I want to … Continue reading

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Sloth | Hebrews 6:1-12

0: Intro This lent at VCRC, we’ve been seeking to understand our sin with the help of the desert fathers and the capital vice tradition. And we’ve been learning that vices are habits of the heart that corrode our ability … Continue reading

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Anger | Mark 3:1-6

0: Intro A few days ago, I walked into my living room and found my two year old son playing with a hammer. I must have left it in an accessible place. I immediately took it away. “Joseph, this is … Continue reading

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Envy | Galatians 5:13-26

0: Vices, A Summary Dear friends of Jesus Christ, When I was in high school, my family owned a Caravan. This van had many quirks, one of them being that it had a tendency to tilt to the right. If … Continue reading

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Matthew 6:1-8 | Vainglory

0: What is a Vice Before exploring the vice of vainglory, we need to do some ground work. What is a vice? How is it different from sin? And why are there 7 of them? In our speech we often … Continue reading

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