This past Sunday morning (January, 18th) we enjoyed learning from 1 Peter 2:24-25 how Jesus died for sin so you can die to sin. Dying to sin, Peter explains, is living to righteousness. By Jesus “wounds you have been healed” so you can die to sin and live to righteousness. The problem is we as Christians too often find ourselves forgetting these grand gospel truths. We too often seek for happiness from the lies of sin instead of feasting on the treasures found in Christ. We need help to step “deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin.”
Desiring God has released a new free ebook to help us with exactly that entitled Killjoys: The Seven Deadly Sins. Did I mention they are giving it away for free! The book continues the theme of our Sunday sermon text (1 Peter 2:24-25) by asserting that “Jesus was killed at Calvary so that we could kill our sin.” The book describes how the “path to holiness is to kill what kills joy” (Piper). A Desiring God article about the book states:
Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate substitutes for the wonder, beauty, and affection of God. They will rob you, not ravish you. They will numb you, not heal you. They will slaughter you, not save you.
You can download the book in three digital formats:
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