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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 Happiness — A Thomistic Consideration (Part I) This Catholic article discusses happiness from the perspective of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae I-II, Q 1–5. (Part 1 of 2). Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Deacon Peter Trahan, MATh 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 A Surprising Beatitude - Dashing the Little Ones upon the Rock This Catholic article applies Psalm 137:9 to the Church’s sex-abuse scandal, suggesting that we must dash the full range of our passions against the grace of the life-giving Rock. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Kevin M. Clarke 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 Resurrection: Seduction and Lust This fictional illustration pulled from Tolstoy's "Resurrection" depicts the fallout repercussions of a moment of lust. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Leo Tolstoy Repentance of injustice Reflecting on several scriptures, John van de Laar says that in Ash Wednesday observance, repentance is about not just internal, "spiritual" sins, but also our complicity in injustice through greed, exploitation, defensiveness, lust, etc. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar 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 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 Destroyed by Lust This sermon illustration highlighting themes of lust and sin uses the consequences of deer behavior during mating season to demonstrate that a sinful preoccupation with sex and lust leads to destruction. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Gregory Asimakoupoulos 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 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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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 Lust Kills Greg Asimakoupoulos explains how a preoccupation with sex causes the death of deer every fall, illustrating James 1:14 and the danger of lust. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Gregory Asimakoupoulos Sexuality and Spirituality Patrick Cioni discusses the possibility of "profound, mystical experiences" as an additional dimension of sexual relations within marriage - oneness with God as well as with each other. Lust is a barrier to such spiritual union. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Patrick F. Cioni Purity in a Porn Age A brief essay by Steve Clifford that reflects on the rampant opportunities for lust in an age of pornography and suggests various approaches to resisting them and also seeking God's forgiveness. Resource type: Article | Source: Plough 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 Advent Confession: God's Light A corporate confession liturgy for Advent. God is the witness to all our failures. We confess misplaced trust, lusts, doubt, and dwelling in shadows. God's forgiveness and mercy rest on us revealing the way forward. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst 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 Four Tips on Sexual Purity from Jesus This devotional by Dave Peterson on Matthew 5:27-30 reflects the importance of sexual purity to Jesus. Peterson discusses lust, temptation, spiritual disciple, pornography, and the gift of sexual intimacy. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dave Peterson
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