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Envy Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/8270-weekly_sermon_illustration_envy 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." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner

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Envy Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/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

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Envy Sermon Illustration by Karl Olsson http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=4724 This quote from "Seven Sins and Seven Virtues" by Karl Olsson illustrates the middling tendency of enviers to bring those they envy down to their level by neutralizing their talent by lumping them into a group.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Karl Olsson

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Envy Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7023 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.” Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Frederick Buechner

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Envy and Ambition Audio/Video by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/envy-and-ambition/976/ 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

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Envy Devotional by Kenneth L. Samuel http://day1.org/6480-kenneth_samuel_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. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: Kenneth L. Samuel

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Saul Envies David Image by Jean Leclerc http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=111892&referrer=preachingandworship.org 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

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I Don't Envy You Sermon Starter/Outline by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/5451-martin_copenhaver_i_dont_envy_you Commenting on Exodus 20:17, Martin Copenhaver explores how "envy and gratitude are always competing for our souls." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Day1 Author: Martin B. Copenhaver

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General Intercessions for Grace to Prefer Nothing but Christ, for Freedom from Envy, for those Who Have Lost Hope, and for the Unemployed and Underemployed, et al Element of Worship by Joe Milner http://liturgy.slu.edu/25OrdA092417/ideas_other.html This resource includes a prayer for all who have lost hope or who are suffering depression: that they may experience God’s presence with them today and recognize someone’s love for them. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: The Sunday Website Author: Joe Milner

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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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Envy Is the Least "Fun" Sin Sermon Illustration by Arthur C. Brooks http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/march/6033114.html 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

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Katie Couric Envies Those with Faith Sermon Illustration by Cable Neuhaus http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/january/16298.html Cable Neuhaus relates a quote from TV host Katie Couric, expressing envy of "those who have a steadfast, unwavering faith . . . so comforting and helpful during difficult times" - illustrating Romans 8:35-39. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Cable Neuhaus

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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
Hymn 56PD
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Thanking God for His Goodness Prevents Envy Sermon Illustration by Rick Warren http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/november/7112910.html This sermon illustration for Genesis 4:1-10, Exodus 20:17, or Deuteronomy 5:21 is a quote from Rick Warren that says, "Envy is resenting God's goodness to others and ignoring God's goodness to me." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Rick Warren

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A Vineyard of One’s Own Commentary/Exegesis by Jan Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2008/09/14/a-vineyard-of-ones-own/ This artwork and commentary by Jan Richardson are based on Matthew 20:1-16. Discussing her experiences with artistic envy, Richardson discusses how to tend to one's vineyard by focusing on the work we are called toward. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson

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Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Article by Christopher Hunt https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/blog/do-you-know-the-seven-deadly-sins Detailing the historical origins of "The Seven Deadly Sins," this article by Christopher Hunt discusses how the dangerous attitudes of pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust lead to destructive sin. Resource type: Article Source: Groundwork Author: Christopher Hunt

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The Festival-Envy Syndrome: Four Contexts of Worship Article https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2004/festival-envy-syndrome-four-contexts-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

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God's Generosity Sermon (Complete) by Thomas Skeats O.P. http://torch.op.org/torch/gods-generosity-1 A homily based on Matthew 20:1-16. Thomas Skeats warns against envy and describes how we grow through our participation in the generosity of God. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Thomas Skeats O.P.

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The Green-Eyed Monster Article by Alyce McKenzie http://day1.org/7486-alyce_mckenzie_the_greeneyed_monster In this essay on envy and jealousy, Alyce McKenzie encourages readers to celebrate the spiritual gifts God has given them rather than wish for another's gift. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Alyce McKenzie

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Son Mistakenly Envies Another Boy’s Father Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/june/16003.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Craig Brian Larson

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Home-town Guy Gets No Respect Sermon Illustration by Scott E. Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-9b/?type=the_lectionary_gospel Scott Hoezee's sermon starter on Mark 6:1-13 observes that the doubt and envy of Jesus' hometown acquaintances, and their refusal to give God glory, made it pointless for him to do very many miracles there. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Scott E. Hoezee

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