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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 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 Finding Christ in the Beggar, Finding Christ in the Chalice This Catholic article reflects on poverty and hospitality from John Chrysostom's words, "If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice." Resource type: Image | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Ann R. Morrill 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 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 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 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 Anti-Addiction Day: Music and Worship Resources For Anti-Addiction Day, Michelle Riley Jones presents these music and worship resources: her worship planning notes, a litany, and songs/hymns for the occasion. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones 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 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 Stuff Addicts Support Group Inspired by Matthew 6:24, this skit highlights themes of materialism, addiction, and tithing by depicting the challenges within a support group for people addicted to stuff. Resource type: Drama | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Ben Gazaway Full Text Hymns on Addiction To Live Our Lives Addiction-FreePD
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Product to Help with Cell Phone Addiction This sermon illustration related to Mark 4:1-20, Matthew 6:24-33, or Philippians 3:7-9 highlights themes of spiritual bondage and seeking God by demonstrating how addiction to distractions keeps us from closeness with God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Conor Dougherty Actor Gary Busey on Addiction Gary Busey's journey from addiction to Christ illustrates how the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. His story is suitable for a sermon on Romans 1:16. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Melissa Parks 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 Covenant Eyes Quotes Porn Addicts In this sermon illustration related to 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, or 2 Timothy 2:22, quotes from various people addicted to pornography demonstrate the destruction and misery that it causes. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Luke Gilkerson 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 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 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 Anti-Addiction Day A resource for a special service around the power of addictions and our ultimate allegiance to Jesus Christ. The page contains many resources including: a litany, worship planning notes, and many creative music options. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones
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