Category  |  Sin

Friday, August 6, 2004, Part 2

Have you ever talked with a woman who has been physically or verbally abused by her husband? How does she explain why she has allowed this to go on?

Have you ever talked to the abusive husband about what he has been doing? How does he justify it?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize the danger in not admitting their lies.

Have you ever talked with a woman who has been physically or verbally abused by her husband? How does she explain why she has allowed this to go on?

Distorting God's Image When We Don't Tell The Truth

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

Do you think that dolphins lie to one another? Do you think they are more truthful than people are?

What’s so wrong about lying?

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate the danger and damage that can be done by bearing false witness.

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

What It Takes To Change From Telling Lies To Telling Truth

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

Do you think that dolphins lie to one another? Do you think they are more truthful than people are?

What’s so wrong about lying?

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate the danger and damage that can be done by bearing false witness.

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

Avoiding Regret In Eternity

In Matthew 25:28, there’s a strange phrase. The master is responding to a servant who has buried his talent, and he says, "Take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents."

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that turning their back on opportunities to serve God now can have eternal consequences.

In Matthew 25:28, there’s a strange phrase. The master is responding to a servant who has buried his talent, and he says, "Take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents."

Helping Those In Need Is A Form Of Justice

When we think of "the justice system," what kinds of things come to mind? If you think about love, what parts of the parable come to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand more clearly what the Bible means by justice.

When we think of "the justice system," what kinds of things come to mind? If you think about love, what parts of the parable come to mind?

Do Good Works Result In A Relationship Or Does A Relationship Result In Good Works?

When we think of "the justice system," what kinds of things come to mind? If you think about love, what parts of the parable come to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand more clearly what the Bible means by justice.

When we think of "the justice system," what kinds of things come to mind? If you think about love, what parts of the parable come to mind?

Does The Parable Of The Sheep And The Goats Apply To Us?

When we think of "the justice system," what kinds of things come to mind? If you think about love, what parts of the parable come to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand more clearly what the Bible means by justice.

When we think of "the justice system," what kinds of things come to mind? If you think about love, what parts of the parable come to mind?

The 10th Commandment Gives A Clue To Why We Break The Other Nine

If you were to think of Christians on a scale of 1 to 10, how do you think they would rank themselves in terms of keeping the Ten Commandments?

PURPOSE: To help listeners glimpse what covetousness is in their lives.

If you were to think of Christians on a scale of 1 to 10, how do you think they would rank themselves in terms of keeping the Ten Commandments?

Understanding What It Means To Covet

Can covetousness lead to idolatry?

Can covetousness lead to murder?

Can covetousness lead to adultery?

Can covetousness lead to stealing?

Can covetousness lead to lying?

PURPOSE: To help listeners think broadly about covetousness.

We have to avoid oversimplifying or limiting our definition of covetousness.

Ten Commandments: Order Of Importance And Importance Of Order

Can covetousness lead to idolatry?

Can covetousness lead to murder?

Can covetousness lead to adultery?

Can covetousness lead to stealing?

Can covetousness lead to lying?

PURPOSE: To help listeners think broadly about covetousness.

We have to avoid oversimplifying or limiting our definition of covetousness.

The Difference Between Envy And Covetousness

What do you think is the difference between envy and covetousness?

PURPOSE: To help listeners distinguish between envy and covetousness.

What do you think is the difference between envy and covetousness?

The First Nine Commandments Deal With Issues That Result From Breaking The Tenth Commandment

We’ve been talking about the stages of desire, starting with impulse and ending with action.

We’re caught off-guard by an immoral desire.

We nurse that immoral desire.

We set our will on

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand where covetousness kicks in.

We’ve been talking about the stages of desire, starting with impulse and ending with action.

You Know You're Coveting When . . .

When people murder, do you think they know that they are wrongfully taking a human life?

When people steal, do you think they are aware or feel that they are taking someone else’s property?

PURPOSE: To help listeners see that covetousness isn’t merely desire, but a desire for what my neighbor possesses.

When people murder, do you think they know that they are wrongfully taking a human life?

Dealing With The Desires Of Coveting Before They Become Consequences

Have you ever been tempted to shoplift?

Can you sympathize with those who do?

Do you think shoplifting was as

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how covetousness works in their lives.

Have you ever been tempted to shoplift?

The Dangers And Consequences Of Coveting

PURPOSE: To help listeners see the dangers of a covetous heart.

When we talk about covetousness, what does the Bible mean by that?