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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. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Shana Alexander Envying Mozart In this sermon illustration for Genesis 4:5-6, 37:11, or 1 Samuel 18:5-16, a scene from the film "Amadeus" demonstrates that success and talent doesn't make a person any less of a sinner. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Wayne Brouwer 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 When Desire Becomes Coveting Francis Schaeffer writes that the difference between desire and coveting hinges on whether desire includes love of God and people. Suggested as an illustration for 1 Corinthians 13:4, Psalm 112:10, and Proverbs 27:4. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Francis A. Schaeffer Cow Envy In this sermon illustration for Psalm 37:1, Proverbs 23:17, or Galatians 5:26, a cow's jealousy of advertised milk demonstrates the futility of envy when being compared to unattainable standards of perfection. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Ron Willoughby 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 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 I Want What They Have It’s human to want rewards—even to envy them—as others collect their prizes. But when others succeed while you are not, don't resent, but watch, learn, and sharpen your own game. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The High Calling Author: Howard E. Butt, Jr. 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 Home-town Guy Doesn't Get Any Respect for His Teaching and Miracles 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 Author Defines Whom We Envy A quote by Alain de Botton about who people envy appropriate for Proverbs 27:4, James 3:14, and 1 Peter 2:1. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Beukema The Green-Eyed 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 Keep Plowing This resource consists mostly of sermon notes for each passage. It is possible to write sermons on mentorship/focus in ministry based on Elisha’s story or loving your neighbour/tolerance without compromise from the Galatian and Luke passages. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries
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