Posts Tagged ‘greed’
The Root Cause of Sexual Sins
by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I’ve become fascinated by the lists presented in the Bible when I came to realize that many of them are more than a collection of related items. Permit me to illustrate this with a list that Paul gave in Colossians 3. “Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead…Read More
Blind to the Truth
by Matthew W. Bassford Upton Sinclair once said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Few better illustrations of this truth exist than the behavior of the craftsmen of Ephesus in Acts 19. They, along with everyone else in the city, are familiar…Read More
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…Read More
Three Philosophies of Life
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Three-Philosophies-of-Life.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 10:25-37 I. Luke 10:25-37 A. A lawyer, trying to test Jesus, asked him how to gain eternal life. B. Jesus, as was his want, turned the question around and asked for his opinion first. C. The response was to love God and to love his neighbor. To which Jesus agreed. D. The…Read More
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…Read More
If I marry, I will lose the income from my husband’s death benefits. What do I do?
Question: I am a widow and I have a young son. My husband passed away several years ago. I connected with an old friend from high school who was going through a divorce at the time and we seemed to hit it off and were there for each other during each other times of need.…Read More
Is the love of money the root of all evil?
Question: The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. Does it mean that all evil including evil that’s in our heart? Is the evil that people do seen or unseen? Or does it mean the greed for the love of money? People also skip out on the word for…Read More
I Saw, I Desired, and I Took
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2013Spring3ISawIDesiredAndITook.mp3 by Lance BlackburnRead More
I feel that God promised me this house, but I know it is more than I need. Why can’t I stop thinking about it?
Question: Please give me some insight: There is this house that I have been praying for. Now in my spirit, I sometimes believe that this is my house and that God has blessed me with it. I have received some signs that it could be God’s promise, but they not so concrete, and keeping this…Read More
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…Read More