Search ResultsEnvy This sermon illustration pairs James 3:13-16 with a quote from Frederick Buechner that argues, "Envy is the consuming desire to have everybody else be as unsuccessful as you are." Envy Scott Hoezee and David Bast draw from Genesis 4:1-8 & 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, to think about the 'deadly sin' of envy, what it is, and how we combat it through the Holy Spirit's leading. Coveting This sixteenth-century woodcut depicts a man coveting his neighbor's sheep. Envy This devotional on Exodus 20:17 discusses the commandment against envy as a opportunity to stop looking at others and focus on developing our own unique gifts. Envy A quotation from Seven Sins and Seven Virtues by Karl Olsson that illustrates the middling tendency of enviers. Envy This quote from Frederick Buechner's "Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith" suggests that envy is, "the consuming desire to have everyone else be as unsuccessful as you are.” Envy and Ambition Reflecting on James 3:13-16; 4:1 and Luke 9:43-48, Robert Barron holds that envy or even ambition for the purpose of outdoing others knocks us off our center and we lose our orientation toward Christ. The Tenth Commandment: Don’t Covet This devotional on Exodus 20:17 considers the tenth commandment, suggesting that coveting is allowing desire to invade and pervade your heart. It’s letting that desire govern your thoughts and guide your actions. I Don't Envy You Commenting on Exodus 20:17, Martin Copenhaver explores how "envy and gratitude are always competing for our souls." Very Much a Lady This quote from Shana Alexander's "Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris and Dr. Herman Tarnower" describes a character that encapsulates arrogance, rudeness, and envy. Classic Case of Envy An illustration about a psychologist and a Rabbi who both wrote books about suffering. Despite the similarities, the Rabbi sold more because of his suffering leading the other to envy the Rabbi (Proverbs 14:30). Envy Is the Least "Fun" Sin An illustration by Arthur C. Brooks describes research findings of the negative psychological effects of envy. Applicable scriptures include Exodus 20:17; Psalm 37:1; Proverbs 14:30; Hebrews 13:5-6; James 3:14-16. Full Text Hymns on Envy The Cure of Envy, Fretfulness, and Unbelief; or, The Rewards of the Righteous and the WickedPD
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See more hymns... Son Mistakenly Envies Another Boy’s Father In this sermon illustration, Craig Brian Larson recollects how as a child he foolishly envied a playful father rather than his own dependable father. Demonstrating qualities of fatherhood, this illustration suits Isaiah 46:5. Saul Envies David As Saul’s army makes its return trip to Jerusalem, the townswomen give David greater praise than they do Saul. Saul looks on in envy of David Thanking God for His Goodness Prevents Envy A quote by Rick Warren on generosity and envy, appropriate for Proverbs 14:30, Romans 1:29, and 1 Corinthians 13:4. The Power of Envy In this sermon illustration relating to themes of envy, sin, and gossip, an anecdote of three churches struggling to survive demonstrates that envy can turn proclaimers of truth into liars and hypocrites. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Destroyed by Envy An illustration from the movie Snow White, describing the story of a queen that was destroyed by envy, appropriate for Proverbs 14:30 and Colossians 3:5-6. Womb Envy In this video Malcolm Guite talks about how the church can learn to appreciate poetry by beginning with the poetry that is found in the Bible. Congregational Ministry to Problem Gamblers An article about gambling by Deborah Haskins. As congregations become more aware of the spiritual and emotional struggles that gamblers face, they can provide holistic supportive ministries to their members and to the wider community. The Festival-Envy Syndrome: Four Contexts of Worship When people go to special events (festivals) to worship, there is often a special experience they have that they wish they had every week. We need to realize, however, that every worship experience has value.