Sermons on Addiction
Matthew 5:9-12 Philippians 4:6-7 Jesus asks us to have a peace that surpasses human understanding. Jesus asks us to endure persecution like the prophets. With both, He promises us adoption. John 12:1-8 Mary chose perfume over picketing. Mary was chastised not cheered. Matthew 26:13 Mary was memorialized by her maker. John 18:4-12 Peter chose a sword over sonship. Peter was chastised not cheered. Peter thought he was protecting the Prince of Peace. Mary was protecting a promise. Jesus asks us…
Matthew 5:7-8 Acts 2:42-47 Matthew 18:21-35 It’s exhausting to see people in a cycle of sin. In order to show mercy, you have to wield some power. A life apart from God’s mercy is costly. Mercy forgives, it doesn’t prolong the inevitable. Matthew 9:9-13 The difference between mercy and sacrifice is the heart. Psalm 51
Two important words when discussing hurts, habits, and hangups are: ADMIT and SUBMIT Matthew 4:1-11 Philippians 2:5-8 The stuff Satan used was… Hunger for the physical Hunger for help Hunger for power Matthew 5:5-6 The stuff Jesus said to pursue is… Gentleness Righteousness The most important question when discussing hurts, habits, and hangups is: TO WHOM ARE YOU SUBMITTING?
Addiction starts as an escape from reality. Escape becomes addiction when gratification becomes desire. Desire is something we prioritize and are willing to sacrifice for. In other words, we want to be god. Breaking addiction starts with… solidifying whose we are. seeking His will for His creation. staying “poor in spirit” with a mourning heart. Who are you? I am a prince/princess, because I am a child of the one true King!