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Breaking Free From Envy (1 of 3)
Series: Breaking Dawn
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Envy destroys love
• 1 Corinthians 13:4(NIV)
• Envy drains happiness
• Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)
• Envy derails lives
• James 3:16 (NIV)
• Genesis. 25:21-34 (NIV)
"The LORD said to her, 'Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.'" Vs. 23 (NIV)
"The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob." Vs. 25- 26 (NIV)
Why are they making such a fuss? What is this? This is Tucker, and my son, Steven, got Tucker last week for his girlfriend, Caroline; but we already feel like he's part of our family as well. His middle name is Gordo, which in Spanish means fat because he's pretty heavy for a little guy. He is a Belgian Shih Tzu mix, first time I've ever said Shih Tzu in church. And some people call these guys the teddy bear puppies because it's almost like Build-A-Bear built him. He's just cute as can be, and I thought I would bring him out and just let him stare into your souls so that you would repent and come to Christ because he's so cute. There's no purpose for this other than that. Stare at them Tucker. No?
We have two Labra-doodle minis, and when we got them they told us that usually they're really smart or really cute, and our dogs are really cute. They're really cute. And here's a picture of one of our dogs. That's Tumnus, and he's looking really sad because he's just seen Tucker come through the door. And as Tucker came into our home last week, he really created an earthquake for our two Labra-doodles. Their world just collapsed because for the first time ever they realized they weren't the cutest puppies in the world. In fact, something in them told them they could never compete with Tucker's cuteness, and they were so insecure and jealous and acting so crazy, and finally they started to get used to it a little bit because they didn't have a choice. They had to learn to deal with their insecurities and jealousies and envy, and we all have to do that in life, because there's always someone cuter, smarter, more talented. There's always somebody who is even more spiritual, and we all have to deal with envy, and so that's what we're going to talk about because if you don't break free from envy, envy will just suck the life out of you. So, tell everybody bye, Tucker. He's just amazing how he's always good like this. Aren't you, Tucker? Yeah. All right give him a big hand you guys. And I love his Christmas sweater. I can't wait for the baby dedication. That's awesome. The baptism that will be coming up.