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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dena Dyer
Addicted to the Institution "I think we need to honestly admit that we have an addiction to titles, structures, and bureaucracies." An honest voice from within the leadership of a major denomination raises thoughtful questions about legitimacy, trust, and power. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Bill Mefford Addiction and deceit Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Ken Bazyn A Prayer for Those Struggling with Addiction This is a prayer for chaplains and spiritual companions to share as they walk alongside those who struggle with addiction. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: The CRC Network | Author: Chris Klein Love and Addiction 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Clifton Stringer Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone? This article introduces and explains Technology Addiction, seeking the Spirit’s guidance as we seek to use technology to reinforce, but not replace, relationships that enable us to live life in its fullness, as God intends. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Mike Poteet Anti-Addiction Day S. Sabrina St.Clair reflects upon the enslaving destructiveness of addiction, but also points a way forward towards freedom by the power of God's grace. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: S. Sabrina St. Clair Anti-Addiction Day 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Joseph Evans Anti-Addiction Day Emerson B. Powery reflects on the nature of tests, temptations, sin, confession and forgiveness, all in the context of the issue of harmful addictions. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Emerson B. Powery Anti-Addiction Day Cheryl Kirk-Duggan looks at the temptation of Jesus in the desert as a way to understand the disease of addiction and to receive God's strength to live in wholeness and holiness. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Cheryl Kirk-Duggan Addictions (Youth Version) 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. Resource type: Drama | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Tami Duncan Addiction Author, peacemaker and speaker Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove talks about addictions and where to find freedom. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Work of the People | Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Full Text Hymns on Addiction To Live Our Lives Addiction-FreePD
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Addiction Is a Picture of False Worship This sermon illustration for Exodus 32:6, Isaiah 45:20, and Romans 1:23-24 compares the image of a heroin addict on the verge of death but still clinging to their addiction, to the consequences of idolatry. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Kent Dunnington Confessions of a Sex Addict An illustrative story about a married Christian man who seemed to have it all together, but was secretly a sex addict. After confessing his lusts, he realized hidden sins are a tool of Satan's (Proverbs 28:13). Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Gregg Lewis Anti-Addiction Day: Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:12, 20 Raquel Lettsome provides commentary, illustrations, song selections, etc. on 1 Corinthians 6:12, 20 for Anti-Addiction Day. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Raquel St. Clair Lettsome Preaching About Pornography and Addiction An article encouraging pastors to give homilies warning of the dangers of pornography, with scriptural arguments for breaking the cycle of addiction which can be used in preaching. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: John Splinter, PhD Lenten Addictions Reducing Lent to a time to give up addictions misses out on the power of Lent. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Adam White Recognizing His "Wealth Addiction" This illustration features the testimony of a young Wall Street Trader who becomes a millionaire, but then realized his wealth is an addiction. Appropriate for Joshua 7:21, Luke 12:15, and other scriptures about money and greed.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Lauren Lyster Anti-Addiction Day Music & Worship Resources This resource identifies music and worship resources to help address the theme of addiction. It contains suggestions for litanies, prayers, and hymns. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones Man Overcomes Gambling Addiction In this sermon illustration appropriate for Proverbs 12:15, 14:12, or 16:25, the testimony of a former gambling addict describes the effects of addiction and the life-changing power of the gospel when salvation is found. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: John W. Kennedy
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