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Living With Unmet Desires. Exposing the Many Faces of Jealousy. Jealousy. Wears many faces Masks as different sins Symptom of a broken heart Sinister Causes unwholesome thoughts and actions towards others. Four Core Heart Issues. God, Can I Trust You? God, Do You Love Me? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Living With Unmet DesiresExposing the Many Faces ofJealousy



JealousyWears many facesMasks as different sinsSymptom of a broken heartSinisterCauses unwholesome thoughts and actions towards others

3Four Core Heart IssuesGod, Can I Trust You?God, Do You Love Me?God, Are You Good?God, Are You Just?


5Lack Of KnowledgeCant get to the root of our problemWe cant deal with our feelings in a God-honoring wayCauses pure devastation in our relationships6Hebrews 12:1-3, 2 translations





You can believe this about yourself, but can you believe it for the person you hate?11


13If what you do is merely causing discipline to occur, have you done the above?What was your motivation to cause the discipline?


15The vacuum created by a lack of trust in our God beckons jealousy into the empty space.

16Types of LoveErosPhileoAgape17AgapeAgpe ( agp[1]) means "love", such as in the term s'agapo ('), which means "I love you". In Ancient Greek, it often refers to a general affection or deeper sense of "true love" rather than the attraction suggested by "eros". Agape is used in the biblical passage known as the "love chapter", 1 Corinthians 13, and is described there and throughout the New Testament as sacrificial love. Agape is also used in ancient texts to denote feelings for one's children and the feelings for a spouse, and it was also used to refer to a love feast. It can also be described as the feeling of being content or holding one in high regard. Agape was appropriated by Christians for use to express the unconditional love of God.

18Erosros ( rs[2]) is passionate love, with sensual desire and longing. The Modern Greek word "erotas" means "intimate love;" however, eros does not have to be sexual in nature. Eros can be interpreted as a love for someone whom you love more than the philia, love of friendship. It can also apply to dating relationships as well as marriage. Plato refined his own definition: Although eros is initially felt for a person, with contemplation it becomes an appreciation of the beauty within that person, or even becomes appreciation of beauty itself. Plato does not talk of physical attraction as a necessary part of love, hence the use of the word platonic to mean, "without physical attraction." In the Symposium, the most famous ancient work on the subject, Plato has the middle-aged Athenian philosopher, Socrates, argue to aristocratic intellectuals and a young male acolyte in sexual pursuit of him, that eros helps the soul recall knowledge of beauty, and contributes to an understanding of spiritual truth, the ideal "Form" of youthful beauty that leads us humans to feel erotic desire -- thus suggesting that even that sensually-based love aspires to the non-corporeal, spiritual plane of existence; that is, finding its truth, just like finding any truth, leads to transcendence. Lovers and philosophers are all inspired to seek truth through the means of eros."

19PhileoPhilia ( phila[3]) means friendship or affectionate love in modern Greek. It is a dispassionate virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. It includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality and familiarity. In ancient texts, philos denoted a general type of love, used for love between family, between friends, a desire or enjoyment of an activity, as well as between lovers.

20Jeremiah 17:10