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  • Envy

    Contributed by Peter Parry on May 16, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,103 views

    For the Christian who wants to overcome the temptation of envy learn to fear the Lord.

    The Christian’s Answer to Envy (Rom.9:14-18; Prov.23:17) Envy has been called the third deadly sin and for good reason. You see its evil consequences everywhere. Envy is defined as “a painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another person that you lack and ...read more

  • The Envy Trap Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 13,818 views

    God tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain. But there is one trait that gnaws at the heart of many Christians that can deprive them of that contentedness. What is it, and how can we defend against it?

    TEXT: I Timothy 6:3-10 TITLE: The Envy Trap OPEN: How many of you have heard of the tooth fairy? (The question met with a little laughter as everyone raised their hands). I read a story not so long ago about a woman whose 2nd grader had collected a fair amount of money from the "tooth fairy." ...read more

  • The Evil Of Envy Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,644 views

    What envy does to a life

    We need to learn three things about handling envy in our lives, whether we are the ones envying or the ones being envied. 1. The REASONS for Envy (37:1-11) A. The brothers knew Joseph was favored (37:3-4) B. Joseph received special treatment (37:3) C. God spoke to Joseph (37:5-11) D. Joseph ...read more

  • Envy: A Deadly Sin

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 109 ratings
     | 7,198 views

    Introductory Consideration 1. "Its not fair, Tommy gets to stay up till 8 o’clock and I have to go to bed at 7:30, and he’s younger than me. I wish I had his parents." 2. "I wished I looked like she does. She’s so popular." 3. "Man, do I ever wish that I could play hockey like he ...read more

  • The Crippling Effects Of Envy

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 314 ratings
     | 31,424 views

    If you have envy in your heart it will cripple your life in so many ways. The Bible illuminates the ways that envy cripples and why God hates it so much.

    THE CRIPPLING EFFECTS OF ENVY  (JAMES 4:1-10) INTRODUCTION: Envy… I’d like begin today by reading to you a couple of interesting stories I picked up while surfing the Internet a few weeks ago. Story #1: "The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in ...read more

  • Where The Grass Is Greener ( Envy) Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,239 views

    Envy has a powerful effect upon our lives. It rubs of of peace, joy and love. God not only offers us forgiveness, but also a life of contentment.

    Acts 8:9-25 “Where the Grass Is Greener (Envy)” INTRODUCTION We are complex individuals. To be able to say that we were completely dedicated to and solely motivated by God’s will may be our dream and desire, but it is not the reality. All too often the less noble forces of greed, pride, ...read more

  • Psalm 73. A Psalm Of Envy Series

    Contributed by George Barton on May 9, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 11,968 views

    An expositorty approach to Psalm 73, showing Christians often get their life out of focus and envy others.

    PSALM 73 A PSALM OF ENVY REVISED MAY 09, 2006 This morning I want to speak about one of my favorite psalms. It is a psalm written by a man who, for a time, was envious of the wicked, whose life was temporarily out of focus; who wrestled with his envy, and got his life back in focus. It ...read more

  • How To Overcome Envy Series

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Jun 23, 2008
    based on 24 ratings
     | 27,881 views

    Sermon looks at the devastating effects of envy - using the life of Joseph in Genesis 37 as a backdrop

    How to Overcome Envy Acknowledgement (Rick Warren - Breaking Free Series) We’re in a series we’ve been calling “Breaking Free” from those sins in our lives that are not readily evident. We looked at temptations, pride, anxiety, and today jealousy. These sins become wedged in our hearts. We ...read more

  • Envy The Unholy Complaint

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jan 31, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,117 views

    This Sermon deals with how we allow envy to ruin the church and that at the root of envy is an anger toward God for seemingly playing favorites.

    Envy—The Unholy Complaint 2/1/09 OT Isaiah 45:5-13 Mark 10:35-45 Four kids were in the kitchen talking with each other. All of their eyes glanced by the large cookies in the glass cookie jar. There were only three cookies in the jar. All of them wanted a full cookie. What were ...read more

  • Solutions For Jealous Tendencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 19, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 5,292 views

    Jealousy creates destructive behavior. The best people of the day were swept up in a wave of jealous retribution. "But the Jews aroused the devout of the city and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of their district."

    The Roots Of Jealousy (Acts 13:42-52) Illustration:JEALOUSY It is the eyes of other people that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither a fine house nor fine furniture. Benjamin Franklin. There is a fable of an eagle which could out fly another, and the other ...read more

  • Shortsightedness

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 7,333 views

    A study of the misconceptions of material riches.

    I. His first mistake was being erroneously materialistic A. Misconception of the measure of success. 1. The number one issue with most people when it comes to choosing a career is money. But compared to work that you’ll do well and enjoy doing, money is a rotten standard for making or evaluating ...read more

  • "Financial Aerobics”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,994 views

    This message looks at how we can build a real net worth in heaven.

    Intro: Three boys in the schoolyard were bragging about who had the better father. The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, and they give him $100." The second boy says, "That’s nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it ...read more

  • Crying Out To God

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 6,752 views

    ...MOMENTS OF DECISION These moments will – 1. Reveal to us whether, or not, we are committed to the cause of Christ. 2. Define what we are made of.

    CRYING OUT TO GOD Our text, this morning is found in the first two chapters of Exodus. Exodus picks up where Genesis left off as it tells the historical account of how the children of Israel went from the – · Time of Joseph to the time of Moses · Time of Blessing to the time of ...read more

  • Godliness With Contentment Is Great Gain

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 14, 2004
    based on 94 ratings
     | 13,386 views

    Watch out for the ogre in the pit! Here’s how you can be truly content

    1 Timothy 6:6-12 GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN I would like to start out this sermon with a story – listen closely, and see if you can get the point. Once upon a time there was a White Knight looking for adventure. He came to a village where legend told of a terrible ogre in a pit. ...read more

  • Jealousy's Harm To The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Rita Sims on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
     | 4,440 views

    Instead of having jealousy, let us have gratitude and contentment for what God has given us.

    Those of us who have e-mail usually get little stories or sayings from our friends. Sometimes I really read them, other times I don’t. The other day one of my high school friends sent me one I want to share with you. We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a ...read more