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"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's." Exo 20:17  

The sin of covetous is a huge problem for fallen human nature. From Adam's fall, through Eve's coveting the forbidden fruit, to the many fraudulent actions of men in everyday business-life or the jealousies that arise when others are blessed with the good things of this life, covetousness, this mother sin, arises in hearts and manifests itself in many forms.

This week's study on the tenth commandment was heart searching for us all, but also led us to pray for the rich in this world, who are blinded by their prosperity. The Lord's warning to beware of covetousness should drive us to pray for the rich as much as for the poor of this world.  Riches blind souls of their need of a Saviour, and covetousness can make even Christians bitter against God and their brothers and sisters in Christ.  You can read the notes of this study here.  

Prayer Requests:

Mrs. K has asked for prayer that she remain faithful to the Lord in the eve of life. She requests this that she might glorify the Lord and be a witness to her family. She is adjusting very well to life in the care home.  Bobby provides her with tablet so she may hear the Sunday service by webcast.

Debbie S.  was unable to attend prayer meeting as she is unwell. She asks for prayer for her health and for her burden to be a witness to her father.

Mr. Andrew Simpson, student minister at Whitefield College of the Bible, and his new wife Naomi, who were married on Tuesday, are tavelling to Vancouver today. Tomorrow, they set out by car to Prince George. Andrew will be ministering there for seven Sundays and then three Sundays here in Cloverdale.  On July 17 at 7 p.m. he will be preaching at a meeting being arranged in William's Lake.

Mr. Alan Samuel has been further detained by work in Northern Alberta. He now plans to return home on July 14. Pray for this time of work away from home and for him and Shiena as they plan their wedding for Aug. 6.

The ladies in our church are holding a bridal shower for Shiena this Saturday at 2 p.m. in our church basement.

Victoria FPC. Pray for Victoria congregation and the Dunlop family who are leaving Victoria to live in Ontario. Rev. Dunlop announced to his congregation on June 26 that after ten years of ministry he plans to bring his ministry amongst them to a close. 

Rev. Goligher will be preaching in Victoria FPC on Sunday, July 24, and leading a farewell service for the Dunlop family during their 6p.m. service time. The Dunlop family plan to depart at the end of July and drive across Canada to Ontario, where they plan to set up home.

Pray for the congregation as they come to terms with this news. May the Lord Jesus Himself, the great Shepherd of the church, be with them through this time of change.