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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 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 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 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: 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 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 The Stages of Pornography Addiction This sermon illustration about sin and temptation for Hebrews 3:13 or 1 Timothy 4:2 describes the five stages of pornography (or other) addiction as denial, minimization, normalization, rationalization, and celebration. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: William M Struthers 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 Full Text Hymns on Addiction To Live Our Lives Addiction-FreePD
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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 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 Confronting the Addiction of Harmful Words An illustration by Rick Ezell, describing the addiction to harmful words, appropriate for Proverbs 13:3, James 1:26, and 2 Corinthians 12:20. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Rick Ezell 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 Teenager Is Addicted to Social Media Megan Garber relates the self-diagnosis of a 14-year-old girl who admitted that she was addicted to her smartphone and social media. This story can illustrate Romans 7:15-23 and 12:2, Ephesians 4:22-24, etc. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Megan Garber 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 Are We Addicted to Negative Words? An illustration by Mark Mitchell describing an addiction to negative words, appropriate for James 1:26, Proverbs 10:19, and 1 Peter 3:10. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mark Mitchell Confronting Addiction In this video, several pastors and a rabbi sit down and discuss how we can confront addiction together in a faith community. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Day1 | Author: Otis Moss, Jr.
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