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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Sermon Illustration by William H. Wiggins, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=8 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.

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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/i-gave-gossip-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

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Lust – It’s Not Always About Sex Article by Anonymous http://www.hprweb.com/2013/10/lust-its-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

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Lust Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/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

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The effects of seduction and lust Sermon Illustration by Leo Tolstoy http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=5191 This description from Leo Tolstoy's novel, "Resurrection," illustrates the consequences of lust. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Leo Tolstoy

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The Lust of the Eyes Commentary/Exegesis https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/lust-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

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The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and The Pride of Life Song/Hymn by Michael Roe http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/113928020155/michael-roe-the-lust-the-flesh-the-eyes-and 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

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What is Love? Sermon (Complete) by Anthony Axe http://torch.op.org/torch/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

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Antony and the Desert Fathers: Did You Know? Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/antony-and-desert-fathers-did-you-know Christian History Institute has published this series of quotes and short stories from the Desert Fathers that address issues such as purity, lust, anger, fasting, and temptation. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Sexuality and Spirituality Article by Patrick F. Cioni http://www.hprweb.com/2015/05/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

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A Definition of Lust Sermon Illustration by Unknown http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/february/2862.html This definition of lust compares it to a man "craving salt" but is "dying of thirst." This illustration is appropriate for Psalm 78:23-29, 1 Corinthians 10:8, Proverbs 6:26-28, and similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Unknown

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Young Man Learns How to Overcome Lust Sermon Illustration by David Hegg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/may/1050911.html This sermon illustration shares the story of a young man learning to overcome lust. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: David Hegg

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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 Sermon Illustration by Simon Ponsonby http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/april/4040813.html 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

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A Clean Heart Devotional by Matthew Kaderabek https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/53 Reflecting on Jesus' teaching on lust in Matthew 5:27-32, Matthew Kaderabek writes that purity is a consequence of the love that prompts us to commit to Christ our soul and body, our faculties and senses. Resource type: Devotional Source: ePriest Author: Matthew Kaderabek

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Purity in a Porn Age Article https://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/discipleship/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

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Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Article by Christopher Hunt https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/blog/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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Marriage Doesn't Remedy Lust Sermon Illustration by Unknown http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/february/2861.html With themes on lust and sin this 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: Unknown

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Repentance of injustice Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/ash-wednesday-c/ 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

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Four Tips on Sexual Purity from Jesus Devotional by Dave Peterson https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/four-tips-sexual-purity-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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The Days Are Getting Darker Element of Worship by Nathan Decker https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/the-days-are-getting-darker-call-to-worship-for-the-first-sunday-of-advent Nathan Decker offers a call to worship, based on Isaiah 2:2-4, for the first Sunday of Advent. It is a prayer for God to mend "our lust for war, greed for power." Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Nathan Decker

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