Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins

Hit List Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins The Christian life is a war and one of your most lethal enemies hangs its helmet inside your heart This infernal internal enemy is sin which even after new birth continues to reside in every believe

  • Title: Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins
  • Author: Brian G. Hedges
  • ISBN: 9781936760985
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Christian life is a war and one of your most lethal enemies hangs its helmet inside your heart This infernal, internal enemy is sin, which even after new birth continues to reside in every believer As followers of Jesus, we ve been given a simple mission regarding sin search and destroy Put it to death But in the words of Cornelius Plantinga Jr sin has a thousaThe Christian life is a war and one of your most lethal enemies hangs its helmet inside your heart This infernal, internal enemy is sin, which even after new birth continues to reside in every believer As followers of Jesus, we ve been given a simple mission regarding sin search and destroy Put it to death But in the words of Cornelius Plantinga Jr sin has a thousand faces It is one thing to oppose sin in principle, quite another to actually do the bloody work of crucifying specific sin patterns in our lives Sometimes these patterns are difficult to detect Always they fight back, tooth and nail, mounting vehement resistance in counter maneuvers of a variety and complexity that would send General Schwarzkopf s mind spinning like a tilt a whirl The most famous faces of sin are the Seven Deadly Sins pride, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust Not merely corrupting vices in themselves, these seven are gateway sins leading to countless others They are the leading undercover operatives for the world, the flesh, and the devil that evil complex of powers arrayed against our souls And while we may recognize these sins by their names, we are often misled by the subtlety of their methods and ways These sins are masters of disguise, adept at masking their true nature in charades of harmlessness, acceptability, and fun In Hit List, Brian Hedges helps us take aim at the seven deadly sins by providing detailed dossiers for each one and equipping us with rich gospel resources for replacing vice with the virtue of Christ.

    105 Comment

    • Dave Jenkins says:

      I had the honor of endorsing this book and said the following about it:"We live in a culture in which spirituality is on the rise, including a resurgence in mysticism, Gnosticism, and every other -ism. Many are confused about what they believe and why it matters, and sin is often minimized or hidden. Hedges draws on the best wisdom of the church to help readers better grasp the seven deadly sins and how the gospel frees God’s people from them. As Hit List blows away misconceptions about the si [...]

    • Matthew Young says:

      Great read. The biggest strength was how methodical Hedges was as he looked at each of the seven deadly sins through a biblical lens. There were many opportunities for personal reflection and the study questions, which I normally would skip in most books, were well thought out and timed. I recommend this for anyone tired of trying to deal with their sins unsuccessfully. That's pretty much everyone, though!

    • Michael Boling says:

      When it comes to sin we are all guilty. Furthermore, we know we are not supposed to sin but yet we so often fall prey to falling short of God’s expectations for us. Our daily list of sins is likely rather lengthy. The question is do we understand the how and why of sin’s entanglement into so many areas of our lives and more importantly, how to sever its hold and influence. Brian Hedges, in his latest book Hit List, explores the seven deadly sins which form the crux of where all sins find the [...]

    • Debi Martin says:

      The 7 Deadly SinsThough these are not necessarily addressed as such in the Bible, the list of the 7 deadly sins has been around for many years. What makes these sins considered so deadly is that generally they are at the root of many other sins. Wrath or anger leads to bitterness, revenge or other sins. Lust leads to sexual immorality and pride leads to selfishness, while gluttony produces ingratitude or discontent. Most of us struggle with at least one of these sins in our lives.This book takes [...]

    • Joel Rockey says:

      This was a great book. I'm beginning to like the Cruciform Series. They are short, gospel-centered, and to the point. Brian Hedges does a wonderful job at getting to the root of our sin, which is idolatry. As he says in his book, "Each one of our sins, in other words, is a case of misdirected, disordered love. " Helpful read for any Christian serious about mortifying sin through the power of God's grace. Recommended.

    • Andy says:

      Really enjoyed this book. Explained much if the root causes and symptoms of the "seven deadly sins" but just seemed to scratch the surface on putting them to death. Still a helpful book, especially in regards to sloth and gluttony.

    • Gregory J Wolfe says:

      Worth your timeEasy read that will convict you with each chapter but also provide hope and direction for each vice. It incorporates scripture and many other popular Christian writers as well.

    • Timothy Decker says:

      Great book. Well written. Brief and to the point. This book is in a series to accomplish exactly what it set out to do: keep it short and simple. However, Hedges has a way of making the Gospel more than simple but rather magnificent in our pursuit to killing sin.

    • Lawrence Lartey says:

      Good Introduction On SinsAppreciated the books brevity and yet insightful essential, it was great to see this book tackles where most sin arises from

    • Marguerite Harrell says:

      This book is pack of full of punches for me! Wow! I really did need to read this book. Great book to read! I too would encourage you all to read this.

    • Bob says:

      Good, solid book on the 7 deadly sins. very good for small group study, nice quick read. though small it is full, no wasted pages, paragraphs, or sentences in this. Definitely recommended.

    • Drew Bennett says:

      Very helpful little book on the 7 Deadly Sins. My favorite of the 5-7 books I read on the subject.

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