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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.

The Fine Line Between An Appropriate And Inappropriate View Of Possessions

What do we mean when we talk about a paradox?

The word paradox comes from two Greek words: para meaning "against" and dokein meaning "to think." It means "to think against."

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate the complexity of simple thought.

What do we mean when we talk about a paradox?

Import Lessons From Noah

If I say Shrek, what comes to your mind? How about Paul Bunyan? How about Noah? Do you think that we tend to make Noah like a mythical character to laugh at?

A Look At The Christian Culture

When we visit a foreign country, it’s easy to spot the differences in cultures. Local customs and the way people respond are different than we’re used to. Ever find that your beliefs collide with those around you--even in your own hometown?

What Does It Mean To Be In The World But Not Of The World?

Between traffic, work, kids, shopping . . . all the things that fill up our days . . . it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the “daily-ness” of life. When we’re engaged in the busy-ness of life . . . what does it mean to be in the world but not of the world?

 

An Insightful Discussion About Discernment

When you look back at our nation’s history, you’ll see many different ways “worldliness” was defined. An abhorrent sin during one era was perfectly normal in another. So how do we distinguish which is right and which is wrong?

What It Means To Be A Christian In Today’s Society

No one is immune from problems. Even Christians struggle with alcoholism, abuse, adultery, and divorce. So what sets us apart from the rest of the world?

Living In Today’s Society While Nurturing A Vital Relationship With God

As Christians we’re called to be different . . . “set apart” . . . from the world. And yet, we live in a culture unsympathetic with our values.

What It Means To Be A Follower Of Christ In Our Culture

Is there a difference between a Christian rock band and Christians in a rock band? How about a Christian business verses a Christian in a business? Want to make a difference but don’t know where to start?

Explore Ways To Debate Issues With Christlike Love

Disagreements are part of daily life. And how we handle conflict is of great importance to God. Having difficulty addressing a difference in opinion? Don’t miss the practical advice.

The Importance Of Answering God’s Call In The Choices We Make

While many choices you make throughout the day are inconsequential, others have the capacity to change your life. Perhaps you’re facing some major decisions right now.

A Fascinating Dialogue On The Life Of Samson

Love is a wonderful thing. But if we’re not careful, the wrong kind of relationship can pull us away from our devotion to God. At times, love can be deceiving . . . and lead us away from the God we need most.

The Important Topic Of Compromise As We Explore The Fascinating Life Of Samson

Compromise is a slippery slope. One small infraction leads to another and another . . . and pretty soon you’re compromising everything you once held dear. Feel caught in the trap of a few poor choices in your life?

A Look At Samson’s Downfall -- His Demise Was Fully Influenced By The Company He Kept

Growing up, your mother always said to choose your friends wisely. And when you became a parent . . . you remind your kids to do the very same thing.

God May Have A Larger Plan In Motion For You

When we disobey God, why doesn’t He punish us on the spot? You’d think that would be the quickest way to keep us in line!