Lust

Jane Olson

READ : Matthew 5:27-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. (v. 29) A student of mine approached me as she faced a difficult decision. Her father had recently left his family of four, and his marriage of twenty years, to marry his co-worker. Now dad wanted Megan and her sisters to spend the weekend with him and his new wife. Should she go, she wondered, out of duty to her father? …

The Seven Deadly Sins

Jane Olson

READ : Galatians 5:16-24 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (v. 16) The seven deadly sins are hot these days. Oxford University Press released a seven-book series where famous authors weighed in on each of them. A few years ago, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman starred in a horror film called Se7en. And last week in the grocery store I saw a wine for sale named “Seven Deadly Zins.” …