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Mark for Death

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Title:  Marked for Death

Main Idea: 

Displeasure towards someone because of their sucess is the root of jealousy and will ultimatlely led to suspicion, attacks  and unfair treatment.  

Purpose:

My purpose is to explain the root of jealousy and the manifestation of jealousy.

How to Accomplish This Purpose:

I will accomplish this purpose thorough explaination

Introduction:

  In South America there is a strange vine known as the matador. Beginning at the foot of a tree, it slowly makes its way to the top. As it grows, it kills the tree, and when at last the top is reached, it sends forth a flower to crown itself. Matador, means KILLER. … jealousy … It appears harmless when it is small, but if it is allowed to grow, its tendrils of malice and hatred soon clasp themselves around the heart and eventually kill the soul.    

   

Outline:

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       I.    The root of jealousy is displeasure towards someone because of their success

           A.  Their success makes you angry

Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be acceptede? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

e be accepted: or, have the excellency

           B.  For one man who sincerely pities our misfortunes, there are a thousand who sincerely hate our success. —Charles C. Colton

—Charles C. Colton

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        II.  The result of jealousy is suspicion, attacks and unfair treatment.  

           A.  It is suspicion.

The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him—and there may not be anybody above him anyway. —Henrietta C. Mears

—Henrietta C. Mears

           B.  It is attacks. - Jesus and the Pharisees

John 8:59 - Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

          

           C.  It is unfair treatment. - Joseph and his brothers

           D. It will lead to attempt to kill. -

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Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

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   Conclusion:

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