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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer
Lust – It’s Not Always About Sex Lust isn't always about sex. In this article, the author shares from personal experience how lust may be a symptom of a deeper compulsion to dominate others. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Anonymous Lust Scott Hoezee and David Bast examine lust, looking to 2 Samuel 13:1-18 and 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, how lust removes the gift of sexuality from the realm of human relationship, and how to fight against it. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and The Pride of Life One video and one audio recording of Michael Roe's song "The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and The Pride of Life." The song is based on 1 John 2:16 and is appropriate especially for Lent. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Michael Roe The Lust of the Eyes This devotional on Matthew 5:28 considers the lust of the eyes, suggesting that with the Lord's help, we can stand against the lustful tide of our world. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling The effects of seduction and lust A quotation from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy that illustrates the fallout repercussions of a moment of lust. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Leo Tolstoy What is Love? Anthony Axe asks what kind of love Christian love really is. We shouldn't mistake it for lust, lurve and being in love, which are involuntary. The exhortation for the Christian to love others is a commandment Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Anthony Axe Full Text Hymns on Lust Behold the Wretch Whose Lust and WinePD
Say, men of pleasure, men of lustPD
Brightest and best of the sons of the morningPD
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The War of the Cravings In this sermon on James 3:13-4:8, Dock Hollingsworth shows how greed, lust, and ambition are thieves of human happiness and congregational unity--in the first century and now. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Dock Hollingsworth A Definition of Lust This stark definition of lust can be used to illustrate Psalm 78:23-29, 1 Corinthians 10:8, Proverbs 6:26-28, and similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Name withheld Young Man Learns How to Overcome Lust David Hegg describes a story of a young man learning to overcome lust, appropriate for 1 John 2:15-17, Psalm 101:3, and Matthew 5:27-28. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: David Hegg Journalist Discovers the Ugliness of Lust British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge describes an incident in which he was shocked by the power of lust in his own heart. The incident can be used to illustrate Proverbs 5:22, Romans 6:16, Numbers 32:23, etc. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Simon Ponsonby We Avoid Dealing with Sexual Lust "In today's highly-charged sexual culture, almost no one is okay in dealing with sexual lust." An illustration by John Freeman, appropriate for Hebrews 3:13, Exodus 20:14, 1 Corinthians 6:18, and other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Freeman Marriage Doesn't Remedy Lust This anonymous quote states that marriage in itself does not remove the problem of lust; the quote can illustrate Matthew 5:28 and Job 31:9. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Name withheld
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