Search ResultsCovetousness 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). 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. In the End, It’s About Bread Preaching on God's communal provisions, this Lenten sermon by Kirk Alan Kubicek on Joshua 5:9-12, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 discusses the destructive consequences of covetousness and the importance of stewardship and reconciliation. 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. 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. Don't covet - Scripture Image 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." Strength and Support in Discipleship A worship planning resource for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Confident Centeredness This lectionary resource includes worship planning tools and sermon notes for Jesus' revelation to his disciples that he would face suffering, betrayal, and death. Harmony of the Gospels 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. Justice, Giving, and Every Day Faith 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. The Meaning of Covetousness This sermon illustration quotes Haddon Robinson: "Covetousness is simply craving more of what you have enough of already." The Honor of Early Adoption 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. Full Text Hymns on Covetousness Lord, You Have Searched Me©
May the Words of My Mouth©
Then Shall My Heart Keep SingingPD
See more hymns... Text of Luke 12:15 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." Centered, Rooted,Grounded 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). Grace and Reason According to St. Paul and St. Thomas This Catholic article uses Thomas Aquinas and the Apostle Paul to inform contemporary public debates about homosexuality, acknowledging the reality of sinfulness, the necessity of Christ, and the irrationality of debate that excludes God. The Battle With Our Sinfulness Preaching notes by Scott Hoezee on Romans 7:15-23: An exegesis of the passage, emphasizing that the Christian life is about joy, liberation, willing service, and freedom from every kind of wretchedness and death. Mastering Mammon In this article, Craig L. Blomberg explores Jesus' teaching about money and reminds us that we cannot serve both God and money. A Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, in Scripture Expressions 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). Judah, Faith and Being Ready This is a full worship planning resource on Isaiah 1, Psalm 50, Hebrews 11 and Luke 12:32-40, focusing on faith and faithfulness. It includes liturgy planning notes, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more. The Honor of Contentment A service outline on Luke 12 and 1 Timothy 6 focused on our need to find contentment with what we have as the antidote to greed, envy, and coveting as explained in the Heidelberg Catechism.