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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?

Symptom Of Coveting: Wanting More And More Of What We Already Have Enough Of

Do you like chocolate?

Do you think chocolate is good or bad?

What do you think about someone who likes chocolate so much that he or she buys a two-pound box of candy and eats it in an evening?

PURPOSE: To help listeners diagnose covetousness in their lives.

Do you like chocolate?

Symptom Of Coveting: A Willingness To Exploit Others To Get What You Want

When do you decide to go to a physician rather than treat yourself?

Do you think you’re always able to diagnose your own diseases?

PURPOSE: To help listeners diagnose covetousness in their lives.

When do you decide to go to a physician rather than treat yourself?

You Shall Not Covet: Be Content

Joy Davidman wrote that "Christianity is everywhere paradoxical . . . but no more so than in its doctrine of worldly goods."

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

What do we mean when we talk about a paradox?

The Dangers Of Coveting: Damaged Relationships

When we think of coveting, then, what are some of the things that belong to our neighbor that can cause us to covet?

PURPOSE: To help listeners see what covetousness is.

When we think of coveting, then, what are some of the things that belong to our neighbor that can cause us to covet?

Responding To A Materialistic Society

Society impacts our view of the tenth commandment: “You shall not covet.” The temptation to adopt a materialistic, want-and-buy-more mindset is all around us. So how should we respond?

The Ten Commandments: Beneficial Or Restricting?

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how we are deceived about the commands of God by our sinfulness.

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

The Ten Commandments: A Choice To Love God Or Go Against God

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how we are deceived about the commands of God by our sinfulness.

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

How Satan Uses Temptation To Turn Us Away From God

Let's talk about temptation—and how Satan uses temptations to cause us to turn away from God. This is part of a study on the Ten Commandments.

The Ten Commandments Help Us See Temptation For What It Is

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how we are deceived about the commands of God by our sinfulness.

Do you think that Satan is the only source of temptation?

Struggling To Make The Right Decision? Part 63

Whether it’s an extra slice of cake when we’re on a diet or a major indiscretion . . . decisions seem insurmountable when temptation crosses our path.

An Authentic Look At The Conflicts That Test Our Character Part 64

Students groan when presented with a pop quiz or final exam. And we don’t respond much differently when life sends trials our way. Perhaps you’re struggling with a difficult situation right now.