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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Plenty A prayer that encourages the hearer to be grateful for abundant gifts from loving God. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Harmony as God Intended Reflecting on Isaiah 5:1-7, Philippians 4:6-9, and Matthew 21:33-43, this resource warns about choosing avarice over virtue. It encourages us to use our free will to fulfill God's original design for this world. Resource type: Article | Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection | Author: Mark Suslenko Full Text Hymns on Gluttony Hymn After MeatPD
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The Prodigal Son This 16th century painting by Jan Sanders van Hemessen depicts Luke 15:13, where the Prodigal Son wastes away his inheritance in debauchery. Resource type: Image | Source: wga.hu | Author: Jan Sanders van Hemessen The Temptation of Christ This 16th century painting by Tintoretto depicts the temptation of Christ from Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, and Luke 4:1-13. Resource type: Image | Source: wga.hu | Author: Jacopo Tintoretto 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 Worship Planning for Christmas Eve  We celebrate tonight God in our midst! Do it well. This worship planning resource aims to help you plan a thoughtful and traditional worship service that so many people long for.   Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries Filthy Rags of Deadly Sins: A Visual Focus on Repentance Our Lent series this year focused on the theme of sin. We used the seven deadly sins as a guide to examine our sin in some of the services. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Karen Van Bemden Advent is Hope: In the Hurts By exploring three lectionary texts, Roger E. Van Harn explored the hope Advent brings in our own hurts. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Roger E. Van Harn
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