Sermon 4: Warning: You dare not disregard Jesus by domesticating and underestimating Him
This sermon is set on the lovely Jesus. It aims to raise the eyes of the addict and the eyes of the sinner dogged by sinful desires to the breathtaking beauties of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ. It puts Jesus before the eyes of the struggler as a beacon of hope.
This is a series of 8 sermons preached at The Manger Care Centre in Benoni. It puts forward some biblical perspectives on addictions. In this series I leaned heavily on the work of the respected Dr. Edward T. Welch in his excellent book "Addictionsâ€”A Banquet in the Grave" (P&R).
Many Important Points In This Sermon! A very edifying sermon on practical holiness, who God is, and much more.
I saw the documentary on the man who lived with bears (grizzly bears, at that!), which you mention in this sermon. I could hardly believe that anyone would do such a thing and the video was quite startling to watch. The end was also as you mentioned. Reminds me of these Bible verses:
"These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God" (Psalm 50:21-23).