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Gluttony Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7027 This quote from Frederick Buechner's "Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith" describes gluttony as, “one who raids the icebox for a cure for spiritual malnutrition.” Author: Frederick Buechner Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching

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Pleasure and Gluttony Sermon Illustration by Ken Bazyn http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7068 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. Author: Ken Bazyn Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching

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You Are How You Eat Article by Jeff Munroe https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/06/24/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. Author: Jeff Munroe Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve

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Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Article by Christopher Hunt https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/blog/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. Author: Christopher Hunt Resource type: Article Source: Groundwork

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Gluttony Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/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. Author: Scott Hoezee Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork

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Spiritual Gluttony Sermon Illustration by St. John of the Cross http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7271 An excerpt from The Dark Night of the Soul which speaks of the "spiritual gluttony" found in those who undertake extreme spiritual disciplines to satisfy their own will, and not God's. Author: St. John of the Cross Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching

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The Advent Fast Article by Thomas Turner http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/125490.pdf As we recover the tradition of fasting during Advent, we resist the instant gratification, materialism, and gluttony that increasingly characterize cultural holiday celebrations. Author: Thomas Turner Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project

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Eating (and not eating) with the Church Fathers Book Quote by Jennifer Woodruff Tait https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/eating-and-not-eating-with-the-church-fathers Seven quotes from the church fathers on eating. Some encourage us to give thanks for God's generosity while others warn us against our gluttony. Author: Jennifer Woodruff Tait Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography

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The Gluttony of Gargantua Sermon Illustration by Ken Bazyn http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7072 Ken Bazyn describes Rabelais' famous hero, Gargantua, and the immense amount of food he could consume, even at birth. Author: Ken Bazyn Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching

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Defeating the Beasts in Our Personal Wilderness Sermon (Complete) by Ken Kesselus https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/defeating-beasts-our-personal-wilderness-lent-1-b-2015 Just as Jesus went into the wilderness and faced temptation, so too do we face temptation and “beasts” in our lives. It is through God’s power in us that we are able to resist and do... Author: Ken Kesselus Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work

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Beyond Wood & Stone Article by Dominic Preziosi https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/beyond-wood-stone Reflecting on the sale of a midwestern Carmelite monastery and the 2019 Notre-Dame fire, this Catholic article explores the value of community as something beyond wood and stone. Author: Dominic Preziosi Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal

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The Politics of Humor Article by Terry Eagleton https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/whose-laughter-which-comedy This article by Terry Eagleton is about the importance and acceptance of humor in different circles throughout time. This article points out times when it was punishable to use and times when it was encouraged. Author: Terry Eagleton Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal

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Full Text Hymns on Gluttony Hymn After MeatPD
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The Upright and True Pastors Article by Menno Simons https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/money-archives-menno-simons An extended quotation from Menno Simmons, founder of the Mennonite movement, about the corruption that undermines the ministry of pastors, especially Roman Catholic clergy, but also other Protestants. Author: Menno Simons Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Greedy Dog Gobbles Up Seven Golf Balls Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/february/8020314.html A story of a greedy dog name Wilson who almost died by gobbling up seven golf balls. This sermon illustration is appropriate for topics like sin, greed, gluttony, addiction, and temptation. Author: Van Morris Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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Wood Ticks and the Disease of More Sermon Illustration by Nancy Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/february/4021113.html This sermon illustration for Genesis 3:6, Romans 12:2, and twelve other related passages introduces themes of contentment, addiction, and gluttony by sharing research about the behavior of wood ticks, who eat until they're unable to move. Author: Nancy Ortberg Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring: Addiction and Deceit Book Quote by Ken Bazyn http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7070 Ken Bazyn comments on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. Quoting a character from "Brideshead Revisited" regarding drunkenness, "Love of truth is the first thing that goes." Author: Ken Bazyn Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching

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Dorothy Sayers and the Other Six Deadly Sins Article by James Bratt https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2012/06/08/dorothy-sayers-and-the-other-six-deadly-sins/ Society has turned myopic eye to focus on lust alone as the sign of immorality. The other six, and in particular the vices of avarice, envy, sloth, and pride, are ignored or lifted up as virtue. Author: James Bratt Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve

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Become Completely as Fire Article by Michael Birkel https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/become-completely-as-fire This article traces the history of the early church monastics from the mid-4th-5th centuries, exploring major figures of the movement and how the main goal was to triumph over temptation to find Christ's presence. Author: Michael Birkel Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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The Use of Money Sermon (Complete) by John Wesley https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/wesleys-sermon-use-of-money In this sermon John Wesley explicates three rules for the proper use of money: gain all you can (within limits of morality, health, etc.); save all you can; and give all you can. Author: John Wesley Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Christian History and Biography

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Madonna and Child with Saints in the Enclosed Garden Image https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.45888.html This 15th century oil painting by an anonymous follower of Robert Campin depicts Mary sitting in a garden with a baby Jesus in her arms and surrounded by fellow saints. Resource type: Image Source: nga.gov

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