#10 Do Not Covet

Sermon Resources   |   Exodus 20:17   |   22 November 2020


Sermon Summary

Pastor Billy concludes the 10 Commandments sermon series this week with the 10th commandment, to not covet.  The focus of the sermon will be on the divine contentment which displaces the covetousness in our hearts.

Listen for the following ideas in this week’s sermon:

  • If I could just have ______, then I would be happy.
  • Quote from John Rockefeller
  • Solomon’s quest for the “good life”
  • Ecclesiastes 1:2,14
  • Contentment as the antidote to covetousness
  • Thomas Watson’s The Art of Divine Contmentment
  • Philippians 4:11-12
  • CS Lewis’ quote in Mere Christianity: “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”
  • Psalm 23:1
  • The problem with the prosperity gospel
  • John 7:38

Discussion Questions

  1. What kind of things are you tempted to covet?
  2. What do you think is the heart issue behind coveting? In other words, why do we covet?
  3. What is the difference between the contentment that comes from God and the contentment that is found in the world?
  4. Paul writes in Philippians 4:11 that he has learned to be content in every situation. How do you think he “learned” contentment?
  5. What would change in your life if real contentment took root in your soul?
  6. What obstacles might keep that contentment from taking root?

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