The second of this two-part series (following “What Can Christians Learn About Devotion from Addicts?“) considers recovery from addiction, and the flawed belief that just quitting drugs and getting a job is enough. Too recover, an addict needs something as life-encompassing as the addiction was. We need a new religion to replace the old, false religion. To rely ion the things of the world to fill the hole we carry is misplaced faith. But we’re not the only ones who fall into that trap!
If my testimony about my struggle with addiction tells us anything, it’s that addicts know something about devotion. We’re devoted to the wrong thing, certainly. But is there something Christians can learn from us?
I gave this sermon when we held our Sunday service at a park, so I figured there was no chance of recording it. However, a friend recorded it for his wife on his cell phone and gave me a copy. I’;ve cleaned it up as best I can. Audio only.