The Sin We Never Admit - Covet by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Tape #74, CT 202142

THE SIN WE NEVER ADMIT - Covet
Exodus 20:17

We're ending with the last of the Ten Commandments today. Starting next
Sunday, we swill begin in the Book of Mark. We try to teach the Word of God
systematically. I'll be preaching from the New American Standard Version. I like
it. It's an accurate translation from the best manuscripts and I think you can
follow along much more easily. Now Exodus 20:17 says,
"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 belongs to your neighbor.
And all the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes,
the sound of the trumpet, and the mountains smoking. And when the
people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. Then they said
to Moses, 'Speak to us yourself and we will listen, but let not God
speak to us, lest we die.' And Moses said to the people, 'Do not
be afraid. For God has come in order to test you, in order that
the fear of Hii may remain with you, so that you may not sin."'
She had everything a girl at the age of twenty-six could want. She had
finished a very fine, exclusive girl's school, a graduate of Radcliffe College.
After graduating from college, she had worked in San Francisco at a flower shop,
then she moved on to New York and worked ir' a bookstore. She campaigned for
Robert Kennedy for President. She worked with children in Watts.
She then went back co the coast and because this girl who was an heiress of
the coffee fortune had so much of wjhat the world could give her, there still was
something missing in her life, and she began to covet a relationship with a boy-
friend. That relationship led into a weird world of drugs, narcotics and all
kinds of strange people. It culminated on a horrible night when ...


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