Eastern Hills Baptist Church
TEN 10: The Tenth Commandment
Sermon Series: TEN - A Look at God's Unwavering Commands
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  • Eastern Hills Baptist Church
    3100 Morris St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 10:30 AM
Welcome to Eastern Hills Baptist Church
We are so glad that you decided to join us in worship today. Here at Eastern Hills we realize that we are all in different places on our journey with Christ, and that's okay. Whether you are a seeker, looking for answers, or a long-time follower of Christ, you are welcome here.
This Morning's Key Points:

1: The Problem of Coveting.

2: The Revelation of Coveting.

- Coveting reveals that we place our hope in the wrong things.

- Coveting reveals that we need a Savior.

3: The Solution to Coveting.


Wanting the wrong thing, in the wrong way, at the wrong time, or for the wrong reasons.

--Philip Ryken, Exodus: Saved for God's Glory
“Martin Luther said, 'This last commandment, then, is addressed not to those whom the world considers wicked rogues, but precisely to the most upright—to people who wish to be commended as honest and virtuous because they have not offended against the preceding commandments.' As Luther recognized, this commandment—more than any other—convinces us we are sinners. It does this for the gracious purpose of showing us that we need a Savior.”

-- Philip Ryken, Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory
The God who sees bears witness to every sinful desire. The tenth word reminds us at the conclusion of what we understood at the outset: there are no gods before God. It is God who bears witness to our compliance to the tenth word.

-- Jen Wilkin, Ten Words to Live By, p. 140
Present Tense, by Jason Lehman

It was spring, but it was summer I wanted,
The warm days and the great outdoors.

It was summer, but it was fall I wanted,
The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air.

It was fall, but it was winter I wanted,
The beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.

It was winter, but it was spring I wanted,
The warmth, and the blossoming of nature.

I was a child, but it was adulthood I wanted,
The freedom and the respect.

I was 20, but it was 30 I wanted,
To be mature and sophisticated.

I was middle-aged, but it was 20 I wanted,
The youth and the free spirit.

I was retired, but it was middle age I wanted,
The presence of mind, without limitations.

My life was over.
But I never got what I wanted.

The Chicago Tribune, 2/14/1989, found at https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1989-02-14-8903050524-story.html on August 20, 2021
God calls us to glorify Him to the fullest right now, whatever situation we are in… Contentment means wanting what God wants for us rather than what we want for us. The secret to enjoying this kind of contentment is to be so satisfied with God that we are able to accept whatever He has or has not provided.

--Philip Ryken, Exodus: Saved for God's Glory
What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer.
There is no more for heaven now to give.
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom,
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace.

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus.
For my life is wholly bound to His.
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing, “All is mine.”
Yet not I, but through Christ in me.

-- Verse 1, Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me, by CityAlight

Discuss this as a family this week:
-- How would you define the word "covet?"
-- What is something that you have a case of the "If only's" about? Why?
-- Memorize Philippians 4:13 as a family this week: "I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me." (Don't forget this this verse is about contentment, not about sports or being a superhero!) =o)

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