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Topical Study on Laziness Laziness is disinclination to do anything that requires real effort. The Hedge of Thorns and the Plain Way Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-hedge-of-thorns-and-the-plain-way Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Laziness , Sloth , Proverbs , Righteousness Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Proverbs 15:19, Charles Spurgeon preaches on slothfulness and righteousness through a temporal lens and a spiritual lens. What Meanest Thou, O Sleeper? Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/what-meanest-thou-o-sleeper Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Laziness , Jonah , Conversion , Sloth Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Jonah 1:5-6, Charles Spurgeon calls upon both Christians and sinners to rise from their spiritual sleep and set about the work of “soul-winning." The Real Story Behind the Remote Control Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/december/3120312.html Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley Topics: Laziness , Culture , Comfort , Technology Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration shares the origin of the remote control, and reflects on its social impact. Work Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-28c/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Laziness , Work , Second Coming , Vocation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter for 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13. Paul tells his readers to prepare for Christ’s second coming by being busy, not busybodies. God is interested in our daily activities and in the flourishing of this world. Free Gifts and Just Work Commentary/Exegesis https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-33-3/commentary-on-2-thessalonians-36-13-3 Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Laziness , Work , Commentary , Paul Source: Working Preacher “The one who is unwilling to work, shall not eat.” This commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 contextualizes and wrestles with this controversial verse of Scripture. Scourge for Slumbering Souls Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/scourge-for-slumbering-souls Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Laziness , Sin , Rest , Name Source: The Spurgeon Center In this exposition of Amos 6:1, C.H. Spurgeon warns against the kind of ease and peace which is "callous, hardened, brutalized, stupid, sullen, and careless," a sleep from which, hopefully, God will awaken them most severely.... The Poor People’s Campaign: A Uniting Religious Narrative Article by Dave Barnhart https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/8984/the-poor-peoples-campaign-a-uniting-religious-narrative Article by Dave Barnhart Topics: Laziness , Poverty , The Poor , Social Justice Source: Ministry Matters Explaining that economic inequality is maintained by the myth that poor people are lazy and undeserving of wealth, this article by Dave Barnhart on Exodus 5:17 discusses how Christians are responsible for pursuing justice for others. But Only in an Advisory Capacity Sermon Illustration by Howard E Butt Jr https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/only-advisory-capacity1 Sermon Illustration by Howard E Butt Jr Topics: Laziness , Work , Service , Arrogance Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling An audio reflection by Howard Butt Jr. that recounts the humorous story of a man that volunteered to help his church . . . but didn't want to do the job actually given to him. The Sabbath and the Work We Do Commentary/Exegesis by Duane Garrett https://www.theologyofwork.org/old-testament/deuteronomy-and-work/gods-law-and-its-applications-deuteronomy-4442868/the-ten-commandments-deuteronomy-56-21/observe-the-sabbath-day-and-keep-it-holy-deut-512-ex-208-11/the-sabbath-and-the-work-we-do Commentary/Exegesis by Duane Garrett Topics: Laziness , Rest , Sabbath , Work Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling For the Israelites, resting on the Sabbath meant trusting in God's provision that six days' work would provide for seven days' needs. What does Deuteronomy 5:13 have to say to us today? A Spiritual Workout Children's Sermon https://www.sermons4kids.com/spiritual_workout_amber.htm Children's Sermon Topics: Laziness , Listening to God , Obedience Source: Sermons 4 Kids A children's sermon on James 1:22-25 and Deuteronomy 6:7-9 that illustrates the importance of not only hearing but doing what the word says. Hearing without doing is like watching a workout video from the couch. Cancel the Cruise Control! Article by Richard W Smith https://grandinmedia.ca/archbishop-smith-cancel-the-cruise-control/ Article by Richard W Smith Topics: Laziness , Heaven , Commandments , Carelessness Source: Grandin Media The "cruise control" of lazy complacency will not get anyone through the "narrow gate" (Luke 13: 22-30), writes Richard Smith. Who is God in the Parable of the Talents? Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/brainwave-203-lectionary-texts-for-nov-13-2011 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Laziness , Ministry , Prosperity , Stewardship Source: Working Preacher There's a lot more to the Parable of the Talents than a stewardship campaign or a moralistic message. Is the Master of the house in this parable compatibly analogous to God? How Do We Avoid Complacency at Work? Audio/Video by Andy Crouch https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/how-do-we-avoid-complacency-work-andy-crouch Audio/Video by Andy Crouch Topics: Laziness , Work , Faith , Creativity Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Andy Crouch suggests that the cure for complacency is creativity. We should approach our jobs not just as a task to be accomplished but as an opportunity to be explored. Where is flourishing happening or... Proverbs and the Problem of Procrastination Sermon (Complete) by J J M Roberts http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/04558 Sermon (Complete) by J J M Roberts Topics: Laziness , Proverbs , Wisdom , Work Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Using Proverbs for "practical decision making," this audio sermon by J. J. M. Roberts on Proverbs 6:6-11, 26:13-16 and Colossians 3:11-25 motivates procrastinators to do the work that God has given them strength to accomplish. Abraham Lincoln Confronts His Step-brother about Debt Sermon Illustration by Richard Lawrence Miller http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/june/3061112.html Sermon Illustration by Richard Lawrence Miller Topics: Laziness , Love , Money , Truth Source: Preaching Today This story by Richard Lawrence Miller of Abraham Lincoln and his step-brother can illustrate biblical principles about truth, responsibility, and money, as in Titus 2:15, 2 Timothy 4:2, 2 Thessalonians 3:6, and other similar passages. The Dangers of Contentment Sermon Illustration by Henry Ward Beecher http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/march/5071.html Sermon Illustration by Henry Ward Beecher Topics: Laziness , Contentment , Peace , Change Source: Preaching Today Henry Ward Beecher's quote observes that for a Christian, contentment is a good thing, but complacency is not - illustrating Amos 6:1, Isaiah 32:9, and Jeremiah 48:10. You Me And Depree: Career Day Audio/Video https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/you-me-and-depree/career-day Audio/Video Topics: Laziness , Contentment , Education , Teaching Source: WingClips A movie clip from You Me And Depree (2:19). Depree gives a lecture for Career Day about being content with a life of mediocrity. The Break Up: 12 Lemons Audio/Video by Peyton Reed https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/the-break-up/12-lemons Audio/Video by Peyton Reed Topics: Laziness , Marriage , Selfishness , Preparation Source: WingClips A scene from the movie, The Break Up. Gary comes home tired from work and finds Brooke working hard to make a beautiful meal for their guests. He forgets the lemons, refuses to help, and conflict... "The Interpreter": Vengeance Is a Lazy Form of Grief Sermon Illustration by The Editors, Preaching Today http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/december/16247.html Sermon Illustration by The Editors, Preaching Today Topics: Laziness , Family , Forgiveness , Grief Source: Preaching Today This episode from the movie "The Interpreter" provides a striking example of forgiveness, rather than vengeance, as a means of healing from grief (cf., 2 Samuel 1:17-27; Ephesians 4:31-32; Colossians 3:8, and similar passages.) Sermon Quotes on Trouble Book Quote by William Barclay https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-trouble/ Book Quote by William Barclay Topics: Laziness , Prayer , Sermon , Cowardice Source: The Pastor's Workshop Quotes from William Barclay and E.M. Bounds about trouble. Barclay writes that avoiding trouble can lead to even more trouble. Bounds writes about the connection between trouble and prayer.