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A Helpful Perspective On The Silent Killer Called Envy

Are you content with what God has given you? Or does resentment come to the surface when you see the good fortune of others? Envy can gnaw away at our hearts and damage our relationships. 

Has Envy, Or Perhaps Jealousy, Begun To Control Your Thoughts And Emotions?

Envy is not easily detected in our lives. It often lays hidden beneath the surface. And yet, there are subtle ways envy manifests itself in our interactions with others. 

Tackling The Problem Of Envy Head On

Envy has a way of sneaking up on us when we’re most vulnerable. When things are going poorly, here comes our neighbor with the new car and the seemingly perfect marriage and we wonder wouldn’t life be better if only . . .

God's Desire For An Unparallelled Relationship With You

Do you like to read the biographies of noted Christians? Why are the subjects of these biographies “noted”?

Godliness With Contentment

Being content with what you have isn’t easy. Is it even possible?

Being Content Is The Cure For Coveting

Do you think it is easier to diagnose a disease or to cure it?

When it comes to covetousness, is it easier to diagnose it or to cure it?

PURPOSE: To help listeners free themselves from a covetous spirit.

Do you think it is easier to diagnose a disease or to cure it?

Diagnosing And Curing Covetousness

What’s easier—diagnosing a disease or curing it? Because you can’t take care of it unless you realize it’s there.

How Questions And Doubts About The Bible Can Be A Good Thing

A thing is not true because it's in the Bible; it's in the Bible because it's true. Would you agree with that?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand why they struggle to believe what seem to be clear statements in the Bible.

A thing is not true because it's in the Bible; it's in the Bible because it's true. Would you agree with that?

The First (love The Lord Your God) And Last (do Not Covet) Commandments

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that both experience and the Scriptures show the fraud in a covetous life.

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

The Definition And Danger Of Coveting

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that both experience and the Scriptures show the fraud in a covetous life.

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

"godliness With Contentment Is Great Gain"

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that both experience and the Scriptures show the fraud in a covetous life.

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

Contentment--the Antithesis Of Coveting

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that both experience and the Scriptures show the fraud in a covetous life.

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

Covetousness And Contentment

In Hebrews 13:5 we read, "Let your conduct be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have." How do you think covetousness and contentment relate to each other?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how contentment works against covetousness.

In Hebrews 13:5 we read, "Let your conduct be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have." How do you think covetousness and contentment relate to each other?

The Relationship Between Attitude About Money And Attitude About God

Suppose you took seriously what the tenth commandment is saying. If you were speaking to a Christian who was wealthy, what counsel might you give that person as far as his or her wealth is concerned?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how a shift in attitude can change the direction of their lives.

Suppose you took seriously what the tenth commandment is saying. If you were speaking to a Christian who was wealthy, what counsel might you give that person as far as his or her wealth is concerned?

Finding A Balance: Good Work Is Rewarded By Prosperity Which Feeds A Covetous Spirit

When we hear about the Reformation, what are people talking about?

They’re talking about the movement that separated Protestants from the prevailing church at the time, but about a movement that also impacted social structures.

PURPOSE: To help Christian listeners think about their values.

When we hear about the Reformation, what are people talking about?