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Covetousness Devotional by John R. Gunn http://day1.org/2245-covetousness John Gunn's devotional addresses the sin of covetousness, illustrating with the murder of Naboth and the theft of his vineyard by Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kings 21). Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: John R. Gunn

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Theonomy on Debt Article by R. J. Rushdoony https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/theonomy-on-debt This Christian history article looks at debt from a theonomist perspective, arguing that "debt rests on covetousness, a desire to possess what our neighbor has, even though we lack his means." Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: R. J. Rushdoony

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The dangers of riches Sermon Illustration by Desiderius Erasmus https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/money-archives-desiderius-erasmus Excerpts from the writing of Desiderius Erasmus, which can illustrate the scriptural principle of the danger of covetousness. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Desiderius Erasmus

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Apologetics and Widows Article by Daniel Meeter https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2007/10/01/apologetics-and-widows/ Daniel Meeter warns against the sin of covetousness that can arise if Christians strongly desire to be "credible" and well-liked among the elite of the world above and beyond being disciples of Jesus Christ. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Daniel Meeter

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Envy Article by Kenneth L. Samuel http://day1.org/5668-kenneth_samuel_envy Kenneth L. Samuel reflection on Exodus 20:17. The commandment against covetousness is not so much a demanding restriction but a broad invitation to know who we truly are and to live an authentic life. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Kenneth L. Samuel

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Ahab, Naboth, and Jezebel Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7333-weekly_sermon_illustration_ahab_naboth_and_jezebel Frederick Buechner's book excerpt can be used to illustrate the story of Naboth's vineyard in 1 Kings 21. Elijah confronted Ahab with God's judgment for his covetousness leading to murder. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner

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Don't covet - Scripture Image Image https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/blbsocial/imageDisplay/s_Luk012_15_b An image of Luke 12:15 on a background with a picture of a junk car. "Be on your guard against all covetousness; one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions." Resource type: Image Source: Blue Letter Bible

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The Use of Money Sermon (Complete) by John Wesley https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/wesleys-sermon-use-of-money In this sermon John Wesley explicates three rules for the proper use of money: gain all you can (within limits of morality, health, etc.); save all you can; and give all you can. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Christian History and Biography Author: John Wesley

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Justice, Giving, and Every Day Faith Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/twelfth-sunday-after-pentecost3 A worship planning guide for Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Isaiah 1:1-20; Luke 12:32-40; Hebrews 11:1-16. Themes include: the purpose of giving, discipleship, Abraham's faith, and the importance of doing justice. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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The Meaning of Covetousness Sermon Illustration by Haddon Robinson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1996/november/2110.html This sermon illustration quotes Haddon Robinson: "Covetousness is simply craving more of what you have enough of already." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Haddon Robinson

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Money and the Bible Article by John R. Muether https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/money-and-the-bible All of life falls under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, including money matters. It is not surprising, then, that economic matters are prominent in the Bible and the social ethics of the Christian church. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: John R. Muether

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Full Text Hymns on Covetousness Lord, You Have Searched Me©
May the Words of My Mouth©
Then Shall My Heart Keep SingingPD
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Harmony of the Gospels Study Guide https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/harmony/index.cfm This study resource offers a comparative study chart for Matthew, Mark, Luke and John's Gospel accounts. Categorized by subjects, it allows quick, side-by-side viewing of what each apostle recorded in each of the four Gospels. Resource type: Study Guide Source: Blue Letter Bible

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Confident Centeredness Sermon Illustration https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/seventeenth-sunday-after-pentecost2/text This lectionary resource includes worship planning tools and sermon notes for Jesus' revelation to his disciples that he would face suffering, betrayal, and death. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Charles Finney: Instructions to Young Converts Book Quote by Charles G. Finney https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/finney-archives-instructions-to-young-converts This Christian history article cites Charles Finney's instructions to young converts to renounce "the ownership of all their possessions and of themselves." Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Charles G. Finney

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Text of Luke 12:15 Image by Blue Letter Bible https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/Luke/imageDisplay/s_Luk012_15_b This color image displays the text from the Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12:15 to, "Be on your guard against all covetousness; one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions." Resource type: Image Source: Blue Letter Bible Author: Blue Letter Bible

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The Honor of Early Adoption Sermon Illustration by Brandon J. O'Brien http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/september/1092407.html Brandon O'Brien's description of people obsessed with having the latest and greatest technology, can be seen as an example of covetousness, illustrating Galatians 5:16-26, Matthew 20:1-16, Matthew 19:16-30, Exodus 20:17, and other passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Brandon J. O'Brien

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Centered, Rooted,Grounded Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/seventeenth-sunday-after-pentecost2 Worship planning resources for preaching, prayers, and music based on Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 1, James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9:30-37. Focused on motifs of "confident centeredness" (Proverbs), rootedness (Psalm), or groundedness (James, Mark). Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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A Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, in Scripture Expressions Element of Worship by Unknown https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/ccc/mh_sc_LordsPrayer.cfm This prayer uses the Lord's prayer as a tiny model to frame a larger prayer. Many other passages that fit with the key themes of the Lord's prayer are connected in as well (Matthew 6:9-13). Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Blue Letter Bible Author: Unknown

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That Which God Hath Lent Thee Article by Leland Ryken https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/that-which-god-hath-lent-thee An article by Leland Ryken that explores Puritan attitudes towards money. "The key to everything they said on the topic was their conviction that money is a social good, not a private possession." Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Leland Ryken

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