When we consider the seven deadly sins, a sin connected to food just doesn’t seem serious enough to warrant a place on the list. But in this story from Numbers 11, we see the deadly power of our cravings for food. Come and discover how this deadly sin is already at work in your life, but also how the work of Jesus is greater still.
I. The Heart of Gluttony
II. The Symptoms of Gluttony
III. The Cure for Gluttony
Sermon Discussion Questions:
1. Before hearing or reading this sermon, how conscious were you of the spiritual implications and causes of gluttony? Do you think this is a blind spot for 21st century Americans?
2. As we’ve seen, there are many shapes gluttony can take in our lives. Where do you see it most readily in your own heart? Which cravings do you find it most difficult to bring to God for satisfaction?
3. What is your current practice of fasting, and how could a change in that practice help you address the underlying causes of gluttony?
4. What are some of the differences between legitimate feasting, which the Bible approves and illegitimate gluttony which the Bible condemns?
5. How does the good news from John 6 about Jesus being the true bread from heaven ultimately deliver us from the tyranny of our inordinate desires surrounding food?
This is the fifth sermon in our series, "The Seven Deadly Sins". Today, March 14th, 2021, Trent Casto delivers his sermon from Numbers 11:1-15, 31-35 entitled "Gluttony".