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Envy This sermon illustration for James 3:13-16 quotes Frederick Buechner on envy: "Envy is the consuming desire to have everybody else be as unsuccessful as you are." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Frederick Buechner Coveting This sixteenth-century woodcut depicts a man coveting his neighbor's sheep. Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Martin Luther Envy Coveting is such an easy thing to do! Samuel reflects on the value of developing your own gifts and authenticity instead of envying others. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Kenneth L. Samuel 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Envy This devotional discusses the commandment against envy as a opportunity to stop looking at others and focus on developing our own unique gifts. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Day1 | Author: Kenneth L. Samuel 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. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Word on Fire | Author: Robert Barron 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark Roberts Frederick Buechner on Envy A quotation from Frederick Buechner suggesting that envy "is the consuming desire to have everyone else be as unsuccessful as you are.” Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Frederick Buechner I Don't Envy You This blog explores how envy and gratitude are competing for our souls. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Martin B. Copenhaver 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 Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Jean Leclerc Katie Couric Envies Those with Faith An illustration by Cable Neuhaus on TV host, Katie Couric: "I really envy those who have a steadfast, unwavering faith, because I think it's probably so comforting and helpful during difficult times." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Cable Neuhaus 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Arthur C. Brooks Full Text Hymns on Envy The Cure of Envy, Fretfulness, and Unbelief; or, The Rewards of the Righteous and the WickedPD
Not in envy, not in angerPD
Envy and wrong, and wrath and pridePD
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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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Envy Leads to Man's Downfall Ken McGregor and Sean Fewster tell the story of an apparently successful man brought down by envy, to illustrate Proverbs 14:30, 2 Corinthians 12:20, 1 Corinthians 13:4, and other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Ken McGregor Preacher Struggles with Cancer of Envy This sermon illustration shares an example of envy from a pastor whose neighbouring church was having great success. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Vance Christie The Green-Eyed Monster A reflection on envy that suggests envy is rooted in a sense of inadequacy, in feeling that someone else has something I want or something better than what I have and that there is not enough... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Alyce McKenzie Nine Lessons and Carols Since 1918, every Christmas Eve in England hundreds of people wait for hours in cold temperatures outside King’s College Chapel at the University of Cambridge for a coveted seat at the Festival of Nine Lessons and... Resource type: Article | Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | Author: Benedicta Cipolla 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship Adam Works the Earth and Cain Murders His Brother Abel Expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam must labor for his provision. Cain, Adam’s son, murders his brother Abel out of envy for the favor God showed toward Abel for his sacrifice Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Jean Leclerc Son Mistakenly Envies Another Boy’s Father An illustration by Craig Brian Larson, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Philippians 4:11-12 and Isaiah 46:5. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Craig Brian Larson
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