Sermon Illustrations about Shame

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Shock-Proof

We have lost the invaluable faculty of being shocked--a faculty which has hitherto almost distinguished the Man or Woman from the beast or child.


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Lust Is the Ape

Lust is the ape that gibbers in our loins. Tame him as we will by day, he rages all the wilder in our dreams by night. Just when we think we're safe ...


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Jesus Paved the Way

Hebrews tells us that, in an act of enormous courage and defiance, Jesus "endured the cross, despising the shame" (Hebrews 12:2) and then adds, ...


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Naked and Ashamed

Human shame is a feeling of distress at our deficiencies, deformities, or absurdities--real or imagined--and especially at the uncovering of these things. ...


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Clothed by God

Human beings generate shame; God covers it with a durable product that requires the shedding of blood. Human beings suffer a metaphysical chill; God warms ...


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Raised from the Slime

(Psalms 103) blesses the Lord for "all his benefits," which include not only the forgiveness of sins, but also the lifting of shame. ... God ...


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True Shame and False Shame

Shame is only partly about blameworthiness. Of course, we do feel ashamed of ourselves when we are guilty, and we should. Sin is, after all, a disgrace. ...


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Truth Does Not Blush

Truth does not blush.


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The Only Animal that Blushes

It was your great American wit, Mark Twain, who once said, Man is the only animal that blushes, and the only animal that needs to. We are ashamed, are ...


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Morality Upside-Down

Allan Petersen, in The Myth of the Greener Grass, tells the story of a group of a dozen married women having lunch together. One woman asked, "How many ...


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