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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 C.S. Lewis Talks to a Dog About Lust An illustration about obedience and trust, taken from the correspondence of C.S. Lewis with his friend Arthur Greeves. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Adapted from Trevin Wax 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 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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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 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 The Patriot: Bundling Bags This video is a sermon illustration based on a scene from the film, "The Patriot," which explores themes of relationships, lust, dating, and romance. (01:10) Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: WingClips Lust Is the Ape An illustration by Frederick Buechner, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Proverbs 6:25, Matthew 5:28, and Galatians 5:16-17. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Carl Frederick Buechner 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 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. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: James Bratt Lust Is Self-Destruction An illustration by Calvin Miller, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Matthew 5:28, 1 Peter 2:11, James 1:15, and 1 other similar passage. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Calvin Miller 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
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