Resources on Addiction

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Topical Study on Addiction At the root of addiction is longing, a vital spiritual force. But by longing for things that drain them rather than fulfill them, addicts court idolatry and then enslavement. Addiction is a complex, progressive, injurious, and often disabling attachment to a substance (alcohol, heroin, food, money) or behavior (sex, work,... Anti-Addiction Day Commentary/Exegesis by Joseph Evans http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=272 Commentary/Exegesis by Joseph Evans Topics: Addiction , Sin , Sin, evil Source: The African American Lectionary Through our own willpower, we cannot overcome addictions. When we relinquish and let God rescue us through Jesus, something miraculous happens. This commentary on Romans 7:14-25 reminds us that we can always start again. Addiction and Deceit Book Quote by Ken Bazyn http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7070 Book Quote by Ken Bazyn Topics: Addiction , Gluttony , Self deception , Sin Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Ken Bazyn comments on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. Quoting a character from "Brideshead Revisited" regarding drunkenness, "Love of truth is the first thing that goes." Anti-Addiction Day Commentary/Exegesis by Emerson B Powery http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=221 Commentary/Exegesis by Emerson B Powery Topics: Addiction , Temptation , Worship Planning , Commentary Source: The African American Lectionary This commentary by Emerson B. Powery reflects on the nature of tests, temptations, sin, confession, and forgiveness, all in the context of the issue of harmful addictions. Powery connects these themes through James 1:13-16. Anti-Addiction Day Commentary/Exegesis by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=83 Commentary/Exegesis by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan Topics: Addiction , Baptism , Temptation , Commentary Source: The African American Lectionary This commentary by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan looks at the temptation of Jesus in the desert as a way to understand addiction and to receive God's strength to live in wholeness and holiness (Matthew 4:1-11). Love and Addiction Article by Clifton Stringer https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6663/love-and-addiction-an-interview-with-dr-kent-dunnington Article by Clifton Stringer Topics: Addiction , Death , Love , Suffering Source: Ministry Matters An interview with Dr. Kent Dunnington explores topics of faith, addiction, love, and the future of Protestant universities. He draws insights from his book "Addiction and Virtue" which helps us rethink the nature of addiction. Anti-Addiction Day Commentary/Exegesis by Raquel S Lettsome http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=405 Commentary/Exegesis by Raquel S Lettsome Topics: Addiction , Law , Sermon , God's Deliverance Source: The African American Lectionary Raquel Lettsome provides commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:12, 20, illustrations, song selections, and other worship resources for Anti-Addiction Day. A Prayer for Those Struggling with Addiction Element of Worship by Chris Klein https://network.crcna.org/chaplaincy/chaplain-prayers-addiction Element of Worship by Chris Klein Topics: Addiction , Healing Source: The CRC Network This is a prayer for chaplains and spiritual companions to share as they walk alongside those who struggle with addiction. Anti-Addiction Day Commentary/Exegesis by S Sabrina St Clair http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=144 Commentary/Exegesis by S Sabrina St Clair Topics: Addiction , Sin , God's Deliverance , Commentary Source: The African American Lectionary In this commentary for Anti-Addiction Day, S. Sabrina St.Clair reflects on the destructiveness of addiction, but also freedom through God's grace. This resource connects this theme to Proverbs 28:13 and Romans 6:17-20 Preaching about Pornography and Addiction Article by John Splinter http://www.hprweb.com/2012/08/preaching-about-pornography-and-addiction/ Article by John Splinter Topics: Addiction , Fear , Grace , Sexuality Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In his article, John Splinter encourages pastors to preach in such a way as to offer the grace and healing of Christ. He offers five sample messages of hope for those struggling with sexual heart stains. Lenten Addictions Article by Adam White https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/lenten-addictions Article by Adam White Topics: Addiction , Lent , Culture , Fasting Source: Working Preacher "Don’t sell Lent short," says Adam White. Encourage people to intentionally develop spiritual disciplines, not just "give something up" in the service of self-help. Addiction, Heaven, Salt and Light, Happiness, Stewardship, and Violence Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/august/8081913.html Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor Topics: Addiction , Sin , Happiness , Death Source: Preaching Today This post is a series of sermon illustrations from news excerpts by Matthew Woodley and Paul Pastor with preaching angles about addiction, the afterlife, salt and light, happiness, stewardship, and violence. Addiction Audio/Video by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/addiction Audio/Video by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Topics: Addiction , Healing , Freedom Source: The Work of the People In this video, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove talks about addictions and where to find freedom. Full Text Hymns on Addiction To Live Our Lives Addiction-FreePD
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Addiction Sermon Illustration by Melissa Parks http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2001/november/13347.html Sermon Illustration by Melissa Parks Topics: Addiction , Conversion , Salvation , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Psalm 10:4, Romans 3:10-12, and two other related passages, Gary Busey's journey from addiction to Christ demonstrates how the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Addictions (Youth Version) Drama by Tami Duncan https://skitguys.com/scripts/addictions-youth-version Drama by Tami Duncan Topics: Addiction , Sin , Youth Source: The Skit Guys Inspired by 1 John 1:6-9 and Matthew 5:14, this skit adapted for a youth audience highlights themes of sin, addiction, and denial through a monologue about deluding ourselves into believing that our addictions aren't harmful. Rolling Stone's Cover, Anthony Weiner's Addiction, and Paul Deen's Cook Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/august/8080513.html Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor Topics: Pride , Sin , Forgiveness , Intercession Source: Preaching Today This post is a series of sermon illustrations from news excerpts, with preaching angles about original sin, addiction, love for enemies, fatherhood, addiction, intercessory prayer, and abortion. Sermon Illustrations on Addiction Sermon Illustration by Andy Stanley https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-addiction/ Sermon Illustration by Andy Stanley Topics: Addiction , Healing , Sermon , Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop In this collection of sermon illustrations about addiction, Andy Stanley gives justifying statements addicts may tell themselves, Rainer Maria Rilke offers an empowering quote, and James A. Knight tells of the success of Alcoholics Anonymous. Man Overcomes Gambling Addiction Sermon Illustration by John W Kennedy https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/june/1062711.html Sermon Illustration by John W Kennedy Topics: Addiction , Conversion , Gambling , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration appropriate for Proverbs 12:15, 14:12, or 16:25, a former gambling addict describes the effects of addiction and the life-changing power of salvation. Raised in Glory Element of Worship by Sarah Katherine Doyle http://www.livedtheology.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Raised-in-Glory-by-2017-PLT-summer-intern-Sarah-Katherine-Doyle.pdf Element of Worship by Sarah Katherine Doyle Topics: Addiction , Resurrection , Healing Source: The Project on Lived Theology This complete prayer liturgy by Sarah Doyle incorporates readings from 1 Corinthians 15:43, Psalm 30, Ezekiel 36:24-28, Isaiah 35:3-10, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 1:46-55, John 20:11-18, and Ephesians 3:20-21 reflecting on addiction and the hope of resurrection.... The Spirituality of Addiction and Recovery Audio/Video by Susan Cheever https://onbeing.org/programs/susan-cheever-and-kevin-griffin-the-spirituality-of-addiction-and-recovery/ Audio/Video by Susan Cheever Topics: Addiction , Spirituality , Healing Source: On Being In this podcast, two authors reflect on the Alcoholics Anonymous program's "Twelve Steps" and how they resonate in their personal stories, in Christian teachings, and in the larger concept of spirituality. Recognizing His "Wealth Addiction" Sermon Illustration by Lauren Lyster http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/march/2030314.html Sermon Illustration by Lauren Lyster Topics: Addiction , Money , Work , Contentment Source: Preaching Today This illustration features the testimony of a young Wall Street Trader who becomes a millionaire, but then realizes his wealth is an addiction. Appropriate for Joshua 7:21, Luke 12:15, and other scriptures about money and greed....