This Sunday we will resume the series, "Glittering Vices: Seven Misguided Pursuits of Happiness." We will study our first “glittering vice” - envy. Envy is feeling bitter when others have it better. Envy resents others' gifts from God, because they appear better than our own. Envy is a killer. Just witness what it did inside of Cain, resulting in the murder of his brother Abel.
Envy is sometimes called "the evil eye."
"Of all the deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all." ~ Joseph Epstein
"Envy gives rise to hatred. Murder is hatred's bitter fruit."
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:14-16.
TESTIMONY SERIES – Back by popular demand! For a series of Sundays after Easter, we will listen to Pathway testimonies of God’s resurrection work in our lives. His resurrection power is at work in all believers! Tell your story! God’s work in you may have been dramatic and immediate or a process of years, but it’s His power and to Him the credit is due. Speak up! See Pastor Joel if you might be willing or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Again this year, we will offer alternate formats of video, interview, or solo presentation.
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