Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 11, 2017
When I was in sixth grade, I went to Corona Elementary School in Bell. Our school had a cafeteria, but my mom couldn’t afford to have me buy lunch. So I brought a lunch from home and ate it every day. Every day I carried the same meal in my brown paper bag.
Baloney sandwich on white
COVET VS. CONTENT
Imagine Thanksgiving dinner, surrounded by turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, rolls, pecan pies, pumpkin pies, cakes, cookies, and more. You sit down at that meal and you eat your share of the food, but you don't over eat, you eat just the right
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 6, 2010
COST OF COVETING BEAUTY
Venus lingers around every time an ad promotes personal beauty as something to be coveted above all else. I read recently that, if current trends continue, today’s 10-year-old girl, by the time she reaches 50, will have spent $450,000.00 on hair, make-up,
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 3, 2013
COVETOUSNESS AND THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROVE
In Disney's thirty-ninth animated film, "The Emperor's New Groove," self-proclaimed "King of the World" Kuzco (COOS-coh), who had an evil female advisor named Yzma (EEZ-muh), made plans to demolish an entire village to build a new water park. At the
Since 1991 Dr. Haddon W. Robinson has held the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching Chair at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. In a poll taken by Baylor University in 1996 he was named one of twelve most effective preachers in the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 8, 2005
A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, "Thous shall
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Jealousy is the most radical, primeval and naked form of admiration admiration
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 20, 2007
One more chuckle: A pastor arrived at the local ministerial meeting early. The pastor of the church where the meeting was being held was out front changing the message on the church sign. The sign read: “God saved the best for last—You shall not covet.” The
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 15, 2009
When Robinson Crusoe was on a deserted island after his ship had wrecked, he found a bible among the chests he had salvaged. His heart was changed upon reading it and he uttered these words. “I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 24, 2002
I sat down and looked through some magazines this past week. I discovered that if I want to feel right, I need to get a NordicTrack. I don’t have a NordicTrack, just a membership down at the gym, so I suddenly realized that I didn’t feel as healthy as I thought I did.
I then read that if I
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 20, 2007
All of us are probably familiar with America’s favorite five year old, “Dennis the Menace.” You can learn a lot about yourself from watching kids, and Dennis is no exception. On one particular day Dennis is found looking at the new department store catalog that had just arrived at the Mitchell
It was spring, but it was summer I wanted,
The warm days, and the great outdoors.
It was summer, but it was fall I wanted,
The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air.
It was fall, but it was winter I wanted,
The beautiful snow, and the joy of the holiday season.
It was winter, but it was spring I
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
SOUR GRAPES, SOUR MARRIAGE
Irish novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett received great recognition for his work--but not every one savored his accomplishments. Beckett’s marriage, in fact, was soured by his wife’s jealousy of his growing fame and success as a writer. One day in 1969 his wife
HAPPINESS IS NOT FOUND IN MORE THINGS...
If having more would make us happy, we would never need the Tenth Commandment - "You shall not COVET.’ It is written especially for unhappy people who think that happiness is found in more things.
Have you heard the story about the king who fell into
A FULL LIFE
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
"Not very long," answered the Mexican.
"Well, then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 14, 2014
Society is trying to sell us stuff all the time...and it's not all that difficult to do because we're so unsatisfied with what we have. Would you agree that discontentment is our default setting?
Capitalizing on our inherent dissatisfaction, the worldwide marketing machine spends around $450
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
French author, Guy de Maupassant was one of the greatest writers of short stories the world has ever known. Within ten years he rose from relative obscurity to fame. Just what he thought he’d always wanted. His material possessions showed a life of affluence…a yacht in the Mediterranean, a large