Ambition
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1 Timothy 3:1
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.
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Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
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Luke 9:25
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
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1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
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3 John 1:10
Why, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and forbids them that would, and casts them out of the church.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.

2. (n.) An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.

3. (v. t.) To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

Greek
2052. eritheia -- rivalry, hence ambition
... rivalry, hence ambition. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: eritheia
Phonetic Spelling: (er-ith-i'-ah) Short Definition: ambition, rivalry ...
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5389. philotimeomai -- to love or seek after honor
... from a comp. of philos and time Definition to love or seek after honor NASB Word
Usage aspired (1), have as our ambition (1), make it your ambition (1). ...
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Library

Ambition in Service.
... Deep-Sea Fishing: The Ambition of Service. (Luke v:1-11.) Ambition in Service. The
second step in this ringing call to service is this: ambition in service. ...
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Whether Ambition is a Sin?
... OF AMBITION (TWO ARTICLES) Whether ambition is a sin? Objection 1: It seems that
ambition is not a sin. For ambition denotes the desire of honor. ...
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Whether Ambition is Opposed to Magnanimity by Excess?
... OF AMBITION (TWO ARTICLES) Whether ambition is opposed to magnanimity by excess?
Objection 1: It seems that ambition is not opposed to magnanimity by excess. ...
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Of Ambition (Two Articles)
... OF AMBITION (TWO ARTICLES). We must now consider ambition: and under this head
there are two points of inquiry: (1) Whether it is a sin? ...
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The Request of Salome. --The Ambition of the Disciples Rebuked. ...
... CHRIST'S LAST PASSOVER JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM. Section 238. The Request of
Salome."The Ambition of the Disciples rebuked. (Matt., xx., 20-28; Mark, x., 35- ...
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The Power of Ambition.
... STUDY VI THE POWER OF AMBITION. JACOB, THE PERSISTENT."Gen.28, 10-33, 20. Parallel
Readings. Hist. Bible I, 101-21. ... II. THE MAN WITH A WRONG AMBITION. ...
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False Ambition Versus Childlikeness.
... (Time: One Year Less One Week.) LXXIII. False Ambition Versus Childlikeness. (Capernaum,
Autumn, ad29.) ^A Matthew 18:1-14; ^B Mark 9:33-50; ^C Luke 9:46-50. ...
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Ci. Foretelling his Passion. Rebuking Ambition.
... Rebuking Ambition. ... They were ashamed of the selfish ambition of their request, and
betrayed that fact by desiring Christ to grant it without hearing it. ...
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God's Distribution must Regulate Our Desires, Otherwise we Become ...
... Book I. Chapter IX."God's Distribution Must Regulate Our Desires, Otherwise
We Become the Prey of Ambition and Its Attendant Evils. ...
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Is it not a Sweet Thing to have all Covetousness and Ambition ...
... THE FIRST CENTURY 24 Is it not a sweet thing to have all covetousness and
ambition satisfied. Is it not a sweet thing to have all ...
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Thesaurus
Ambition (9 Occurrences)
...Ambition (9 Occurrences). ... 2 Corinthians 5:9 And for this reason also we make it our
ambition, whether at home or in exile, to please Him perfectly. (WEY NAS). ...
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Selfish (14 Occurrences)
... Philippians 1:16 The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition,
thinking that they add affliction to my chains; (WEB). ...
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Ambitious (6 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring;
as, an ambitious style. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AMBITIOUS. ...
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Antiochians
... his entire kingdom. The greatest obstacle to his ambition was the fidelity
of the Jews to their historic religion. Many worldly ...
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Nero
... II. AGRIPPINA'S AMBITION FOR NERO Her Nine Measures for Bringing Him to the
Throne III. NERO'S ... AD). II. Agrippina's Ambition for Nero. She ...
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Jealousy (54 Occurrences)
... James 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart,
don't boast and don't lie against the truth. (WEB ASV NAS RSV). ...
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Parthians (1 Occurrence)
... Rome into Western Asia. It was the ambition and greed of Crassus that
brought about the clash of Rome and Parthia. When he took ...
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Architecture
... It is clear that Solomon had ambition for architectural greatness, and, following
the example of David (2 Samuel 5:11) he employed Phoenician designers and ...
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Amber (3 Occurrences)

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Testaments
... satrap. As a matter of course, the high-priestly office became the object
of all Jewish ambition and it aroused the darkest passions. ...
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Concordance
Ambition (9 Occurrences)

Romans 15:20
making it my ambition, however, not to tell the Good News where Christ's name was already known, for fear I should be building on another man's foundation.
(WEY RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 5:9
And for this reason also we make it our ambition, whether at home or in exile, to please Him perfectly.
(WEY NAS)

Galatians 5:20
idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
(See NIV)

Philippians 1:16
The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
(WEB)

Philippians 1:17
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
(See NAS NIV)

Philippians 2:3
doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself;
(See NIV)

1 Thessalonians 4:11
and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you;
(WEB NAS NIV)

James 3:14
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

James 3:16
For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Ambition

Ambition: Aaron and Miriam

Ambition: Abimelech

Ambition: Absalom

Ambition: Adam and Eve

Ambition: Adonijah

Ambition: Ahithophel

Ambition: Antichrist

Ambition: Builders of Babel

Ambition: Christ Condemns

Ambition: Connected With: Covetousness

Ambition: Connected With: Cruelty

Ambition: Connected With: Pride

Ambition: Diotrephes

Ambition: Eve

Ambition: Falsely Charged Against Moses

Ambition: God Condemns

Ambition: Haman

Ambition: Korah

Ambition: Korah and his Co-Conspirators

Ambition: Leads to Strife and Contention

Ambition: Lucifer

Ambition: Miriam and Aaron

Ambition: Parable of the Thistle, Illustrating

Ambition: Punishment of

Ambition: Saints Avoid

Ambition: Sennacherib

Ambition: Shebna

Ambition: Sons of Zebedee

Ambition: The Builders of Babel

Ambition: Unclassified Scriptures Relating To

Ambition: Vanity of

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