Sometimes the Best Thing to Do is Run!

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Sometimes-the-Best-Thing-to-Do-Is-Run.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Colossians 3:1-15   I.         Timothy was admonished to fight the good fight – I Timothy 6:12             A.        We are in a battle for our lives, and we must have the courage to do battle – Ephesians 6:10-18             B.        We cannot be passive against sin – James 4:7             C.        But a person trained in…

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Notes on Covetousness

Prohibition Exodus 20:17, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.” Psalms 10:3, “For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, And the covetous renounceth, yea, condemneth Jehovah.” Proverbs 28:16, “The…

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What is the difference between coveting and stealing?

Question: What is the difference between coveting and stealing? Answer: Coveting is wanting to possess what another person has. A similar word to “coveting” is “greed.” “For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, and the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD” (Psalms 10:3). In other words, a covetous man is selfish. Other people…

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Is it covetous to want to get married?

Question: Is it covetous to want to get married? I’m not speaking of an example of a man and woman loving each other and wanting to marry, but rather a man or a woman who wants to find a mate? I go to a church that is mostly elderly people, so there is no Christian…

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Beware!

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Beware.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Peter 2:1-3   I.         As the children were growing up, I felt that I was constantly reminding them to watch where they were going.             A.        They just assumed that most things around them were safe and rarely gave thought to the fact that it was people around them who were…

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Why are you only not to covet your neighbor’s things?

Question: Deuteronomy 5:21: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Why was covetousness mentioned in relation to only the neighbor and no one else, e.g, parents, siblings, relatives,…

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Am I being covetous thinking about a girl who turned me down?

Question: Last year, I met a wonderful girl who has been on my mind almost constantly since I first saw her.  In addition to being incredibly beautiful in every physical way, she also has a very sweet demeanor — one of those personalities that just lights up the room.  Sadly, I was never able to…

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