Detestable Series Outlines

Detestable Series – Series on the 7 Deadly (Detestable) Sins…

 

Detestable: Envy

Detestable

Envy

ENVY IS NOT LOVING

1 Corinthians 13:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

zéloó: to be jealous

Transliteration: zéloó

Phonetic Spelling: (dzay-lo’-o)

Definition: to be jealous

Usage: (a) I am jealous, (b) trans: I am jealous of, with acc. of a person; I am eager for, am eager to possess

ENVY IS DEADLY

Proverbs 14:30 English Standard Version (ESV)

30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,

    but envy makes the bones rot.

qinah: jealousy

Transliteration: qinah

Phonetic Spelling: (kin-aw’)

Definition: ardor, zeal, jealousy

ENVY RESULTS IN DISORDER AND EVIL

James 3:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV)

14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

1. LIVE HUMBLY

Philippians 2:3-4 English Standard Version (ESV)

3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

2. YOU ARE CHOSEN

1 Peter 2:9 English Standard Version (ESV)

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

BREAKOUT SESSION QUESTIONS

Read Genesis 29:16-18, Genesis 29:31, Genesis 30:1, and Genesis 37:4-28.

  1. This is the family of Envy. What did Jacob do that helped to breed envy in his family?

2. What happened as a result of the envy the brothers had for Joseph?

3. Considering what happened to Joseph (being sold into slavery), what was the result for Jacob of this favoritism he had that resulted in his sons being envious? What was the result for the brothers of the envy the brothers had for Joseph?

4. How can you avoid envy?

Detestable: Gluttony

GLUTTONY – EXCESS IN EATING…EATING MORE THAN YOU NEED TO… LIVING TO EAT INSTEAD OF EATING TO LIVE

DOES YOUR EATING GLORIFY GOD?

1 Corinthians 10:31 English Standard Version (ESV)

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

HOW ARE YOU TREATING THE TEMPLE?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 English Standard Version

19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 

20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

IS YOUR BELLY YOUR GOD?

Philippians 3:18-19 English Standard Version (ESV)

18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 

19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

GLUTTONY RESULTS IN POVERTY

Proverbs 23:20-21 English Standard Version (ESV)

20 Be not among drunkards

    or among gluttonous eaters of meat,

21 for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,

    and slumber will clothe them with rags.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO??

Proverbs 23:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)

23 When you sit down to eat with a ruler,

    observe carefully what is before you,

2 and put a knife to your throat

    if you are given to appetite.

EAT ONLY ENOUGH

Proverbs 25:16 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,

    lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

LIVE BY THE WORD

Matthew 4:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

4 But he answered, “It is written,

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,

    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

BREAKOUT SESSION QUESTIONS

1. Why do you think people overeat?

2. Read Philippians 3:18-19. How can your belly be your god?

3. Read Proverbs 23:20-21. 

Why are drunkards and gluttonous eaters often associated together?

What does this passage say is the end result for a gluttonous person? Why?

4. What is helpful to battle gluttony?

Detestable: Sloth

Laziness is not doing what you should be doing

UNPLEASANT FOR OTHERS

Proverbs 10:26 Amplified Bible (AMP)

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,

So is the lazy one to those who send him to work.

LOVES MAKING EXCUSES

Proverbs 22:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!

    I shall be killed in the streets!”

GETS NOWHERE — CAN’T FINISH

Proverbs 26:13-16 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road!

    There is a lion in the streets!”

14 As a door turns on its hinges,

    so does a sluggard on his bed.

15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish;

    it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.

NEVER SATISFIED — LIVES A LIFE OF LACK

Proverbs 20:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;

    he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 24:30-34 English Standard Version (ESV)

30 I passed by the field of a sluggard,

    by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,

31 and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns;

    the ground was covered with nettles,

    and its stone wall was broken down.

32 Then I saw and considered it;

    I looked and received instruction.

33 A little sleep, a little slumber,

    a little folding of the hands to rest,

34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,

    and want like an armed man.

DESIRE BRINGS DEATH

Proverbs 21:25-26 English Standard Version (ESV)

25 The desire of the sluggard kills him,

    for his hands refuse to labor.

26 All day long he craves and craves,

    but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

BREAKOUT SESSION QUESTIONS

1. Read Ephesians 2:8-10 and James 2:18. How do these passages relate to the topic of laziness in the Christian life?

2. Read Colossians 3:23-24 and Galatians 6:9-10. How do these passages relate to the topic of serving the Lord and not being idle in your Christian walk?

3. Read Matthew 25:14-30. What does this passage say about the slothful servant? What does this mean to you?

Detestable: Lust

Uncontrollable longing

DRAGS US AWAY

  • Evil desires
  • Evil actions

James 1:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV)

14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

COMES FROM THE WORLD

1 John 2:16 The Passion Translation (TPT)

16 For all that the world can offer us—the gratification of our flesh, the allurement of the things of the world, and the obsession with status and importance—none of these things come from the Father but from the world.

RESULTS IN DEATH

Romans 8:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

IT ALL COMES FROM THE HEART – IT’S A HEART ISSUE

Mark 7:20-23 New Living Translation (NLT)

20 And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. 21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. 23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”

BE SPIRIT-RESPONSIVE

Galatians 5:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts].

MAKE NO PROVISION

Romans 13:14 Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 But clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for [nor even think about gratifying] the flesh in regard to its improper desires.

LOOK AT YOUR OPTIONS

1 Corinthians 10:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].

CHASE WHAT IS PURE

Focus on…

Whatever builds up your faith

Whatever deepens your love

2 Timothy 2:22 The Passion Translation (TPT)

22 Run as fast as you can from all the ambitions and lusts of youth; and chase after all that is pure. Whatever builds up your faith and deepens your love must become your holy pursuit. And live in peace with all those who worship our Lord Jesus with pure hearts.

BREAKOUT SESSION QUESTIONS

1) Many times in the Bible, the word lust is referencing idolatrous worship. How is it that lust is linked with idolatry?

2) Read Romans 13:14. This passage discusses the importance of not making any provisions for lust. How does this translate to the known issues with our brain neurotransmitters?

3) Read 2 Samuel 12:9-10. Consider this situation with David. How was David initially tempted by lustful desires? What was the result?

4) Perhaps our sins of lust will not cause us to murder like David; however, the Bible says that lust is death. Read Romans 8:6. What can you glean from this passage?

Detestable: Greed

Greed – “Pleonexia”

pleonexia: advantage, covetousness

Original Word: πλεονεξία, ας, ἡ

Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine

Transliteration: pleonexia 

Phonetic Spelling: (pleh-on-ex-ee’-ah)

Short Definition: covetousness, avarice

Definition: covetousness, avarice, aggression, desire for advantage.

The desire for more (things), 

lusting for a greater number of temporal things 

goes beyond what God determines is eternally best 

(beyond His preferred-will); 

covetousness (coveting).

BE ALERT AND GUARD YOUR HEART FROM GREED

Luke 12:15 The Passion Translation (TPT)

15 Speaking to the people, Jesus continued, “Be alert and guard your heart from greed and always wishing for what you don’t have. For your life can never be measured by the amount of things you possess.”

THE GREEDY WILL NOT BE SATISFIED

Ecclesiastes 5:10 (ESV)

10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

THE GREEDY WILL LOSE THEIR LIFE

Mark 8:36 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

36 For what does it benefit someone to gain the whole world and yet lose his life?

THE GREEDY MISS OUT ON GOD’S PRESENCE

Hebrews 13:5 The Passion Translation (TPT)

5 Don’t be obsessed with money but live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you,

“I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”

BE CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

Hebrews 13:5 The Passion Translation (TPT)

5 Don’t be obsessed with money but live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you,

“I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”

SEEK WHAT TRULY MATTERS

Matthew 13:44 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and buys that field.

GIVE WHAT IS ON YOUR HEART

2 Corinthians 9:7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

7 Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.

BREAKOUT SESSION QUESTIONS

1) Read Luke 12:15. Read 1 Timothy 6:17-19. How can you guard your heart against greed?

2) Read 1 Timothy 6:9-10. What does this passage say about those who crave wealth? What is the danger of greed?

3) Read 1 John 3:17. This passage speaks about a greedy believer who does not help his brother or sister in need. What question is posed in this verse, and what does that say to us?

4) Read Luke 12:16-19. What can you do to ensure you aren’t building bigger barns that are not part of God’s plan for your life?

Detestable: Wrath

Numbers 20 – “Bitterness, Snorting Mad, Full of Anger, Outburst of Anger”

James 1:19-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

orgé: impulse, wrath

Transliteration: orgé

Phonetic Spelling: (or-gay’)

Definition: impulse, wrath

Usage: anger, wrath, passion; punishment, vengeance.

Proverbs 29:11 English Standard Version (ESV)

11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,

    but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 15:1 English Standard Version (ESV)

15 A soft answer turns away wrath,

    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

chemah: heat, rage

Transliteration: chemah

Phonetic Spelling: (khay-maw’)

Definition: heat, rage

Colossians 3:8 English Standard Version (ESV)

8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Psalm 37:8-9 English Standard Version (ESV)

8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!

    Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

9 For the evildoers shall be cut off,

    but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

Ephesians 4:26-31 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

BREAKOUT SESSION QUESTIONS

Read Genesis 4:1-7 and Ephesians 4:26-31

1. Ephesians 4:27 says not to give the devil an “opportunity” or “foothold” or “place.” What does this mean? Why is this so important?

2. How did Cain give the devil an opportunity? What was the result?

3. The passage in Ephesians says, “Be angry” but in some verses we read that a fool loses his temper, commits many sins, and stirs up conflict. 

Where do we draw the line?

How can anger be okay?


Detestable: Pride

An excessively high opinion of oneself

Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary

Pride is both a disposition/attitude and a type of conduct.

What constitutes a “proud” person? The negative sense points to a sinful individual who shifts ultimate confidence from God to self

Proverbs 26:12 English Standard Version (ESV)

12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?

    There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Obadiah 3 English Standard Version (ESV)

3 The pride of your heart has deceived you,

    you who live in the clefts of the rock,

    in your lofty dwelling,

who say in your heart,

    “Who will bring me down to the ground?”

Proverbs 16:18 English Standard Version (ESV)

18 Pride goes before destruction,

    and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18 The Passion Translation (TPT)

18 Your boast becomes a prophecy of a future failure.

    The higher you lift up yourself in pride,

    the harder you’ll fall in disgrace.

1 Peter 5:5-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 

casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1. Pride dishonors God 

opposes God (v. 5)

2. Pride destroys people 

you can’t be exalted at the proper time by God if you are not humble (v. 6)

you can’t experience God’s care (v. 7b)

3. Pride drives away peace 

because you keep all your anxieties (v. 7a)

EXALT THE LORD

Isaiah 2:11 New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Human pride will be brought down,

    and human arrogance will be humbled.

Only the Lord will be exalted

    on that day of judgment.

RECOGNIZE THE FILTHY RAGS

Isaiah 64:6 New Living Translation (NLT)

6 We are all infected and impure with sin.

    When we display our righteous deeds,

    they are nothing but filthy rags.

Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,

    and our sins sweep us away like the wind.

WALK HUMBLY WITH GOD

Micah 6:8 English Standard Version (ESV)

8 He has told you, O man, what is good;

    and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

    and to walk humbly with your God?

BREAKOUT SESSION QUESTIONS

Read John 3:22-30.

1) What does verse 27 mean to you? 

2) What gets in the way from you recognizing and remembering this truth from verse 27?

3) How can you proactively remind yourself of this truth?

4) In this passage we read of three people – the Bride, the Bridegroom, and the friend of the Bridegroom. 

Who are these three? Where do we fit?

What is the job of the friend of the Bridegroom? 

How can our pride keep us from being a good friend?

5) What are some things you can do to help you live a humble life?

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