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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 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 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 "Catching Fire": Spirituality and the Hunger Games, Part One Greg Garrett takes a close look at some of the themes of "The Hunger Games" series. When we look closely at the sins of the Capitol, they are very close to our own sins. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Greg Garrett The gluttony of Gargantua Ken Bazyn describes Rabelais' famous hero, Gargantua, and the immense amount of food he could consume, even at birth. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Ken Bazyn Full Text Hymns on Gluttony Hymn After MeatPD
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Participation in the Eucharist, Mary Devotion and Instruction These six sermons by Tim Valentine on John 6:24-35, 6:41-51, Luke 11:27-28, John 6:51-58, 6:60-69 and Deuteronomy 4:1-8 respectively discuss faith as trust, the Bread of Life, Marian devotion, the Eucharist, scandalous wisdom and instruction. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Tim Valentine Horowitz: A Biography of Vladimir Horowitz A possible sermon quote, illustrating the selfishness and gluttony of human sin from a biography about Vladimir Horowitz. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Glenn Paskin Lenten Shadows In this reflection Peter Schuurman presents the season of Lent as a time to spring clean our souls. It is time to investigate our darker hallways and allow God to challenge, move, and heal us. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The Banner | Author: Peter Schuurman An enlarged and narrowed soul Reflecting on Matthew 17:1-13 and 2 Kings 2:1-17, Thomas R. Steagald writes that we need the bright light of the gospel to sharpen our focus and broaden our soul. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Thomas R. Steagald 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 Eating Well: Seven Paradoxes of Plenty "Eating well first requires that we hunger and thirst after righteousness - for then, and only then, will we be fully satisfied." Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Mary Louise Bringle Wood Ticks and the Disease of More This illustration comes from research about the behaviors of wood ticks. Unable to stop themselves, they eat until they are so bloated they cannot move. Preaching angles include contentment, addiction, gluttony, self-centeredness, and spiritual transformation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Nancy Ortberg
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