Winning the Drug Addicted
Delivered By
Pastor Bob Petersen
Delivered On
June 21, 2015
Evangelism, Drugs

In this I will attempt to:

  1. Show the destructive aspects of drug use (to disprove that it’s use is good for you, including certain prescribed drugs)
  2. Explain it’s addictive effects in the body
  3. Explain the spiritual implications.
  4. Show how to help those trapped including getting past users healed so their body functions normal again.


  • Do we need drugs. Yes
  • Where are the bad.  Misuse
  • What are the lasting effects of drugs.-Deterioration
  • Everything God does has increase. Abundant. More that ask or think. Pressed down. Prosperous.

There are general addiction tendencies.

VIDEO: Pleasure sensors and drug use.

Rats put in a square pipe turned up will stay to the sides where they are more hidden

  • A rat that was given cannabis didn’t have the safety mechanisms to avoid the center of the container.
    • Their protection mechanisms reduce or are gone completely.


1 Samuel 15:23 NKJV For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft

Most drug use is for anxiety, to relax with.

  • We are not to hide in anything or escape from dealing with what we’re faced with.
    • 1 Peter 5:8 ESV Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
  • And look at the verse right above:
    • 1 Peter 5:7 ESV casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Our minds are to be clear and watchful

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 NKJV 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
    • SOBER (Vine's) "to be free from the influence of intoxicants"
  • Titus 2:3-6 KJV 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
    • Vs. 4 SOBER (Vine's) "to cause to be of sound mind, to recall to one's senses"
    • Vs. 6 SOBER (Vine's) it suggests the exercise of that self-restraint that governs all passions and desires, enabling the believer to be conformed to the mind of Christ.


Drug addiction

Reward system of the brain

Brain on drugs


National Geographic- Effects of Marijuana

37 minute – pcp higher in modified marijuana that caused her to sense another reality and become paramoid.

40 min. excuse to dispel addiction

43 brain doesn’t produce it’s own cannabis after repeated use





How meth destroys the body:


Glen: Explain ingredients of meth





VIDEO: Meth Triggers