1+2=3x’s the Trouble

August 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm Categories: King David, Sermons

Date: August 3, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Steve Elliott

Text: I Samuel 18:1-16



– Unchecked envy only ever leads to bitterness, and bitterness is like you drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

– “Envy is the all-consuming desire to have everyone be as unsuccessful as you are.” – Frederick Buechner

– Seven Deadly Sins

  1. Pride
  2. Envy
  3. Gluttony
  4. Lust
  5. Anger
  6. Greed
  7. Sloth

– Envy occurs when we lack something somebody else has. Jealously occurs when something we already have is threatened by another person. – Richard Smith, Professor of Psychology at UK

– Envy actually tells you more about you that it does anyone else. This makes envy a public admission of a private, personal discontent with who you are or who you are becoming.

– “If you want to find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.” -Benjamin Franklin

– Breaking the Cycle of Envy

  1. Where we find our identity
  2. Cultivating contentment
  3. Nurturing the presence of God in your life

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