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The Relationship Between The First And The Last Of The Ten Commandments

Have you noticed in Bible study how the first and last topics sometimes give you a sense of how the whole book is put together?

For example, the book of

PURPOSE: To help listeners see the danger of covetousness and the solution to covetousness.

Have you noticed in Bible study how the first and last topics sometimes give you a sense of how the whole book is put together?

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How Coveting Hinders Our Ability To Love God

Saint Francis of Assisi once referred to his body as “brother donkey.” Why do you think he would say that?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how the strong desires of our bodies keep us from being people who love God and love others.

Saint Francis of Assisi once referred to his body as “brother donkey.” Why do you think he would say that?

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Coveting Is Disordered Desire

Sometimes to say something correctly, we have to say the negative to give the positive.

When we say that covetousness is “disordered desire,” what possible conclusions might people derive from that?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize that there are legitimate desires.

Sometimes to say something correctly, we have to say the negative to give the positive.

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Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd

David probably wrote the 23rd Psalm in the last years of his life.

It’s a psalm of someone who has lived much, sinned much, and been greatly forgiven

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate how the opening verse is the main idea of the psalm.

I. David probably wrote the 23rd Psalm in the last years of his life.

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The Parable Of The Sheep And The Goats . . . And The Life Of Job

Suppose you’re doing marital counseling and you’re talking to a young man. From a biblical perspective, you want to tell him what his responsibility is toward his wife. What would you tell him?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the righteousness that works from the inside out.

Suppose you’re doing marital counseling and you’re talking to a young man. From a biblical perspective, you want to tell him what his responsibility is toward his wife. What would you tell him? “Love her as Christ loves the church.”

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Handling The Overwhelming Needs Of Those Around Us

Jesus talks about what distinguishes sheep from goats in Matthew 25.

Do you find yourself a bit overwhelmed by this teaching of Jesus? Why?

PURPOSE: To enable listeners to act even when they feel overwhelmed by other people’s needs.

Jesus talks about what distinguishes sheep from goats in Matthew 25.

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