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You Are How You Eat In this reflection about eating and gluttony, Jeff Munroe suggests that each meal, like each moment, is a chance to live to the glory of God or to our own shame. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Jeff Munroe Pleasure and gluttony Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the human capacity for pleasure, especially as it relates to food and drink. He also relates an anecdote from the hedonist Philoxenus, perhaps as a warning against gluttony. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Ken Bazyn Gluttony Scott Hoezee and David Bast discuss the 'deadly sin' of gluttony, identifying what it looks like and how we might fight against it, drawing from texts like Philippians 3:19, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, and more. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Frederick Buechner on Gluttony A quotation from Frederick Buechner on gluttony. He says: "“A glutton is one who raids the icebox for a cure for spiritual malnutrition.” Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Frederick Buechner Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Detailing the historical origins of "The Seven Deadly Sins," this article by Christopher Hunt discusses how the dangerous attitudes of pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust lead to destructive sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Groundwork | Author: Christopher Hunt The Advent Fast "As we recover and creatively appropriate the tradition of fasting during Advent…we resist the instant gratification, materialism, and gluttony that increasingly characterize cultural holiday celebrations." Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Thomas Turner Spiritual gluttony An excerpt from The Dark Night of the Soul (written by St. John of the Cross) which speaks of the "spiritual gluttony" found in those who undertake extreme spiritual disciplines to satisfy their own will, and... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: St. John of the Cross Special Bible Readings from Thompson's Chain Reference The Thompson Chain-Reference system was devised by Dr. Frank C. Thompson in the early 1900s. This study resource is an index of special Bible readings from the Thompson's Chain-Reference. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: Blue Letter Bible The most wasteful time of the year Advent is meant to be a time to focus on preparing our homes and hearts for the Savior, living out our faith by sharing our time and resources with those in need. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Melissa Slocum Health Day On Health Day, we pause to remember the importance of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Lydell Lettsome shares how our bodies and souls can experience true tranquility and soundness from Proverbs 14:30. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Lydell C. Lettsome Full Text Hymns on Gluttony Hymn After MeatPD
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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 The Advent Fast Guide for adults to study Isaiah 58:6-8 and Luke 2:22-38, based on fasting in Advent. Meditation, study questions and liturgical elements included. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz All things new Brian Volck reflects on the practice of fasting, the practice of receiving food as a mysterious gift rather than taking it as a given. It teaches us that our bodies are dependent parts of God's creation. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Brian Volck The Book of the Word: Reading God's Creation Study Guide Study Guide on creation as "a revelation of the ways and will of God." Includes liturgical elements. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Light Shines in Darkness In this sermon on Matthew 21:28-32, Duncan Campbell reflects on the difficulty of accepting God's freely given forgiveness and his faith journey in becoming a "new creature" by replacing vices with their corresponding virtues. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Torch | Author: Duncan Campbell Gaining Wisdom from the Seven Deadly Sins Defining "sloth" from the "Seven Deadly Sins" as "the willful omission . . . for doing what is right," this article by Christopher Hunt explores how common complacency is part of our depraved human nature. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Christopher Hunt Planning Worship for a Seven Deadly Sins Series Plan a whole service to help worshipers frame their experience of vice within the overarching story of God’s forgiveness and reconciling grace. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig
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