Exodus: Tenth Commandment

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<“Exodus: Tenth Commandment

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Ex 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

I. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. AT SINAI

>>1. DESIRES OF THE HEART
>>2. CONSPIRACY IN MY SOUL – LUST v COVETOUS

B. HEBREW HISTORY
>>1. IT STARTED IN THE GARDEN (Gen 3:4-6; Josh 7:21; Eccl 4:8; I Kgs 21; II Sam 11)
>>2. CONTINUAL WARNINGS Prov 23:4-8; 10:28; 11:4, 6-7; 23:17; Mic 2:1-2; Hab 2:9)

II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. FULFILLED IN CHRIST

>>1. SPECIAL WARNING ABOUT COVETOUSNESS (Mk 7:21-23; Lk 12:15; Mt 16:24-26; 6:19-21)
>>2. CUTTING TO THE HEART (Mk 10:17-22)

B. FOR THE CHURCH

>>1. ENEMY OF CONTENTMENT (Heb 13:5-6; Eph 5:5; I Cor 6:10; Jas 1:13-15; I Tim 6:6-10; Phil 4:19)
>>2. ENEMY OF GENEROSITY (II Cor 9:5; Jer 17:9; Rom 7:7b)

III. IN THE WORLD TODAY
A. WORLD HISTORY

>>1. REFLECTION OF MAN’S VALUE SYSTEM
>>2. IDOLATRY OF “THINGS” (Lk 12:13-15)

B. 21ST CENTURY
>>1. FAILURE OF MODERN CHURCH (I Kgs 11:1-8; Prov 4:23)
>>2. “GOOD” COVETOUSNESS (Lk 22:15; 9:57-62; Phil 3:7-14; 1:7-11; Mt 16:24; Rev 3:14-22)


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