Resources on Self‑Deception

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Topical Study on Self-Deception Self-deception is a shadowy phenomenon in which we pull the wool over some part of our own psyche. We put a move on ourselves. We become our own dupes. Self-swindlers have an advantage: their victim is, when conscious, always available and usually willing. But self-deception has discouraging outcomes. Vital Lies: Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception Sermon Illustration by Daniel Goleman Sermon Illustration by Daniel Goleman Topics: Lying , Self deception , False witness , Psychology Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This series of quotes from Daniel Goleman's book, "Vital Lies: Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception," illustrates how people can hide things from themselves as a way to cope. Self-Examination Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Faith , Christ , Heart , Sermon Source: The Spurgeon Center This sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on 2 Corinthians 13:5 is about self-examining one's own faith. Spurgeon speaks on what "examining" means, enforcing the examination on yourself, and ways to self-examine. Self-esteem: Why? Why not? Article by Cormac Burke Article by Cormac Burke Topics: Psychology , Identity , Education Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review True self-esteem must lead "a person out of and not into self-enclosure" like secular culture would have it. This article offers critiques of such secular views of self-esteem, presenting a healthier, Christian alternative. Judgment Sermon (Complete) by Denis Geraghty Sermon (Complete) by Denis Geraghty Topics: Kingdom of God , Judgment Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars This homily on Matthew 7:21-27 reminds us of the importance of knowing and of being known. We are being warned against complacency and the danger of self-deception. Sacrifice Article by Jim McCoy Article by Jim McCoy Topics: Death , Sacrifice , Prophets , Truth Source: Ekklesia Project The practice of sacrifice holds a special danger for self-deception and, lest we dismiss this idea as irrelevant, let us remember that the saving significance of Jesus’ death is expressed primarily in sacrificial language. Self-Delusion Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Hell , C. H. Spurgeon , Self deception Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Luke 13:24, Charles Spurgeon preaches on the narrow door, how many professing believers are deceived, the signs of false professors, and how false professors can be deceived their whole lives. The Circle of Self Image by Clare Carlisle Tresch Image by Clare Carlisle Tresch Topics: Desire , Selfishness Source: The Visual Commentary on Scripture Clare Carlisle Tresch comments on Caravaggio’s painting of Narcissus, whose self-absorption illustrates humanity’s turning away from the “Father of Lights” described in James 1:12-27. God's Devotion Produces Fruit Commentary/Exegesis by Jo Bailey Wells Commentary/Exegesis by Jo Bailey Wells Topics: Love , Anger , God's Love , God's Will Source: The Christian Century This reflection by Jo Bailey Wells explores the dynamics of God's devotion to His people, and the human capacity for self-deception. Called to Be Servants Sermon Starter/Outline by Alex Yeung Sermon Starter/Outline by Alex Yeung Topics: Service , Calling , Daily Living Source: ePriest Sermon starter for Matthew 20:20-28: If service to others is not an ordinary element of our daily lives as Christians, we can be sure that we have succumbed to self-deception or taken a wrong turn somewhere. Self-Delusions Article by Scott Benhase Article by Scott Benhase Topics: Sin , Self deception , Selfishness , Flattery Source: Faith and Leadership Our culture tells us to focus on oneself as the source all truth, while the apostle Paul tells us that fixating on self only makes us slaves to sin. The Penn State Scandal and Our Self-Deception Sermon Illustration by David Brooks Sermon Illustration by David Brooks Topics: Sin , Pride , Self deception , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration from David Brooks about self-deception, pride, and sin uses the story of a college coach scandal to demonstrate how often human beings will pridefully point out others' mistakes while avoiding their own. Sermon Illustrations on Deception Sermon Illustration by Stuart Strachan Jr Sermon Illustration by Stuart Strachan Jr Topics: Parenting , Talent , Self deception , Addiction Source: The Pastor's Workshop Sermon illustrations on deception, with topics such as self-deception, addiction, and false messages received from parents. Full Text Hymns on Self-Deception Come, Holy Ghost, my soul inspirePD
Ah! wretched, vile, ungrateful heart!PD
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Being Convicted Devotional by Anthony Robinson Devotional by Anthony Robinson Topics: Conviction , Preaching , Spiritual Growth Source: Day1 God loves you so much that God expects something better of you. Anthony Robinson's reflection on James 4:7 shares the importance of preaching and receiving the hard word of God that names our failures and self-deception.... A Pretty Good Person Book Quote by Lewis B Smedes Book Quote by Lewis B Smedes Topics: Lying , Self deception , Quotations Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This quote from "A Pretty Good Person" argues that self-deception is actually a double treachery. First we deceive ourselves, then we convince ourselves that we're not deceiving ourselves. "Stop Lying to One Another!" Article by Robert P Imbelli Article by Robert P Imbelli Topics: Forgiveness , Self deception , Spirit Source: Commonweal Reflecting on Colossians 3:9, this Catholic article considers self-deception, forgiveness, and the Spirit. Being Your True Self Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Self deception , Depravity , Truth , Identity Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection A sermon on Mark 8:34-38 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. We needed a greater source of stability and identity than our own selves. Tornadoes, Dead Children, and Atheism Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor Topics: Theodicy , Honesty , Self deception , Busyness Source: Preaching Today A collection of sermon illustrations by Matt Woodley, taken from news articles and highlighting these themes: suffering and the problem of evil, integrity, self-deception, overwork, alcoholism and peer pressure, loyalty, and the power of media. Is the Media Anti-Life, Psychology Apps for Your Phone, and Self-Image from a Bar of Soap? Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor Sermon Illustration by Paul Pastor Topics: Hypocrisy , Calling/Vocation , Marriage , Salvation Source: Preaching Today This post is a series of sermon illustrations from news excerpts with preaching angles about pro-life issues, addiction to smartphones, self-image, retirement, hypocrisy, and confession of sins. Unless You Change and Become Like a Little Child Audio/Video by Robert Barron Audio/Video by Robert Barron Topics: Desire , Humility , Children , Service Source: Word on Fire Children don't know how to be something that they are not. Childlike joy returns to us when we put aside all our games of self-promotion and self-deception and live in accord with God's deepest desire for... Lord, Have Mercy Element of Worship by Bruce Prewer Element of Worship by Bruce Prewer Topics: Grace , Sin , Confession , Self deception Source: Re-Worship A congregational prayer of confession framed by Romans 3:23 and 1 John 1:9. Sin deludes the way we measure happiness, success, and faith. Through Jesus Christ our Savior we are forgiven and set free from self-deception!