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The Dangers of Jealousy

The Dangers of Jealousy

added February 23, 2012
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scripture Proverbs 27:4
topics Christian Thinking, Greed, Jealousy
type Sermon
id 2859

In a world where material wealth and professional success serve as the benchmarks for happiness, jealousy invokes sadness and anger at others’ good fortune. When jealousy becomes consuming, a path of destruction and broken relationships are left in its wake. What jealousy fails to recognize, however, is that all gifts are apportioned by God according to His all-knowing wisdom. Alistair Begg teaches that jealousy is sinful, breeds a destructive spirit, and must be brought before God in repentance.

Ill-Gotten Gain, Part Two

Ill-Gotten Gain, Part Two

preached February 10, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:1
topics Dependence on God, Giving, Greed, Money
type Sermon
id 2610

When covetousness takes hold of people, they will go to great lengths to secure their desires. Often this is done at the expense of those who are destitute and unable to defend themselves. Alistair Begg warns us that greed will not go unpunished and that money will not be a shield against God’s judgment.

Ill-Gotten Gain, Part One

Ill-Gotten Gain, Part One

preached February 10, 2008
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:1
topics Dependence on God, Giving, Greed, Money
type Sermon
id 2609

What does the Bible say about those who have lots of money? In the fifth chapter of James, we find a stinging rebuke to those who misuse their wealth. Alistair Begg instructs those who have been blessed with fortune to stay humble, put their hope in God instead of their wealth, and share their resources with those in need.

Listen, You Rich Men

Listen, You Rich Men

preached November 4, 2007
added September 1, 2009
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scripture James 5:1
topics Contentment, Dependence on God, Giving, Greed, Money
type Sermon
id 2597

Some Christians may feel guilty over the amount of possessions they have, especially since there are so many needy people in the world. Alistair Begg teaches us that earthly riches are an expression of God’s kindness, but it is the misuse of wealth that the Bible warns against. When we find security in our earthly treasures instead of our heavenly treasure, we have turned away from the only thing that will last forever – our union with Christ.

Security: Looking to the Lord

Security: Looking to the Lord

preached February 2, 1986
added January 26, 1986
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scripture Hebrews 13:5-6
topics Christian Thinking, Contentment, Greed, Money
type Sermon
id 1174

Although many people believe that financial security will bring peace and contentment, true security can only be found when we look first to the Lord Jesus. In this message from Hebrews 13:5, Alistair Begg reminds us that believers are called to a radical lifestyle in relation to possessions and managing finances: we are dared to be different from the materialistic society around us and to work as a sacrificial offering to God.

Jesus Clears the Temple

Jesus Clears the Temple

preached November 17, 1985
added November 17, 1985
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scripture John 2:12-25
topics Forgiveness, Greed, Jesus Christ
type Sermon
id 1155

When Jesus confronted the dishonesty of merchants in the temple courts, they responded by defying his authority rather than acknowledging their sin. Alistair Begg challenges us to consider whether we react the same way when there is sin that must be dealt with. We all have consciences in need of conviction and forgiveness that only Christ can provide.