Contrary to what we typically assume, sloth is not the synonym of laziness. Sloth involves taking the path of least resistance, avoiding change and confrontation, even when it is necessary. Too often, non-action seems like a wise course of action. But when we fail to act, to move forward, to step out, we are failing in our ministry; we are failing God who expects so much more from us. We need God’s divine power to beat this one. Our sermon text is II Peter 1:3-11. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 10 a.m.