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  • The Test Of Spiritual Maturity

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,583 views

    John’s epistle has reminded us to exercise love (1 John 2:7–11)—the right kind of love. Now it warns us that there is a wrong kind of love, a love that God hates. This is love for what the Bible calls “the world.”

    The Test of Spiritual Maturity Scripture Reference: 1 John 2:12 – 17 Introduction A group of first-graders had just completed a tour of a hospital, and the nurse who had directed them was asking for questions. Immediately a hand went up. “How come the people who work here are always washing ...read more

  • The Test Of Fellowship

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,526 views

    Now after all of this John foresees a question that will be raised by the recipients of this letter. The question: How do we know if we really know God? One translation of the Scriptures puts it this way, “How can we be sure that we belong to Him?”

    Living the Life Series: The Test of Fellowship Scripture Reference: 1 John 1:3 - 6 Introduction Last week’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was an awesome game. It appeared in the first half of the game that the Redskins had showed up to play having got out ...read more

  • The Test Of Loving My Neighbor

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 69 ratings
     | 9,262 views

    One of the main purposes of 1 John is to help the Christian, the child of God to know that they are truly in a right relationship with God, to know that your standing is true in the Lord.

    Living the Life Series: The Test of Loving My Neighbor Scripture Reference: 1 John 2:7 – 11 Introduction I agree with one pastor who stated that he had yet to meet anyone who actually likes to take tests. In fact some people have a phobia about taking tests, they freeze up as soon as the ...read more

  • The Greatest Gift

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,647 views

    That’s what you are going to find in this text this morning…what true love is. You are going to find in God’s word…1 John 3, what the real reason for the season is…You will find what the true motivation for living is.

    Living the Life With the Greatest Gift Scripture Reference: 1 John 3:1 – 9 Introduction Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations -- extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending. Yet ...read more

  • Counterfeit Christianity

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 4,381 views

    In other words, John was declaring one of the evidences of last times is the increase of false Christians, false church members, false teachers inside the church and outside the church.

    Living The Life: Counterfeit Christianity Scripture Reference: 1 John 2:18 – 27 Introduction There was a game show that debut on television December 18, 1956 entitled, “To Tell The Truth”. Three contestants claim to be the same person. A celebrity panel asks them questions, and must guess ...read more

  • Beyond The Veil

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 11,735 views

    Michael W. Smith words says it all, “I coming back to the heart of worship, when it’s all about you Jesus.” Those are the words of the message this morning – the heart of worship. But instead of worshipping God in the distance, you can come up close. You

    Beyond the Veil Scripture Reference: Hebrews 9:1 – 14; Matthew 27:51 Introduction Let me ask you this morning, what is the object of your affection these days? -Your husband, wife, home, automobile, increased income, yourself. In the management of your time these days who has gotten squeezed ...read more

  • God Has Been Faithful

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 11,601 views

    But of all the things that God has revealed about Himself that is a most fitting conclusion to this year and a bridge of encouragement for the next is that God has been faithful.

    God Has Been Faithful Scripture Reference: Psalm 89:1 – 8 Introduction This book called the Bible, the Holy Scriptures, or the Holy Writ contains more about God than any other book written or will be written. This is more than handbook about the Great I am, but a life book about a living ...read more

  • What God Has To Offer

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,386 views

    No matter where you are found this morning it is time to move. If you have just been a member it’s time to move. If you have just been serving it’s time to move. If you have been sharing its time to move further out than you have gone before.

    WHAT GOD HAS TO OFFER Scripture Reference: Ephesians 3:14 -21 Introduction I like what David Jeremiah once said, “Everywhere you go, you meet them --- the ones who sit on the back row of life, whisper, and roll their eyes. These are people who aren’t really headed anywhere, and they’re eager ...read more

  • Proverbs For Living

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jan 31, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,164 views

    This book of Proverbs is a fathers’ counsel to his son. Every young person and young at heart ought to read a verse from this book on a daily basis. This book speaks to life and how it can be lived.

    Living the Life Series: Proverbs For Living (PFL) Scripture Reference: Proverbs 2:1 – 10 Introduction We are a culture that is overwhelmed with acronyms, initials, abbreviations, and catchy phrases that paint the picture or tell the story of people, places, or things. There is no shortage ...read more

  • Worship:what A Way To Live!

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Aug 1, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 4,344 views

    Worship is the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional response to who God is and what God does. God is the focus of worship.

    Worship: What A Way To Live! Acts 17:16 – 23 Introduction Last week we looked at Discipleship. It was defined as the lifelong process of learning and following Jesus, going where He would go, doing what He would do, and saying what He would say. How did you do this past week? Where did ...read more

  • Stewardship:what A Way To Live!

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Aug 1, 2003
    based on 168 ratings
     | 8,899 views

    Stewardship is defined as the servant of God looking at the things he has as not his own, but through the use of time, money, and abilities gives to God’s work and God’s glory.

    Stewardship: What A Way To Live! Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 9:6 – 14 Introduction I guess by now you understand that during this sermon series we have been discovering the way God intended for us to live. We have found that He wants us to live as disciples, to live as worshippers, ...read more

  • Fellowship:what A Way To Live!

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Aug 1, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,591 views

    I am defining fellowship as the opportunity to share our lives with others in order to strengthen, encourage, and build one another up through Jesus Christ.

    Fellowship: What a to Live! Scripture Reference: Romans 12:1 – 6a Introduction The Spirit of God has been at work these past couple of weeks, seeking to either challenge your way of living or confirm your way of living. Because the thing that will grow us or defeat us, strengthen us or ...read more

  • Fellowship:what A Way To Live! - Part 2

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Aug 1, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,344 views

    As we grow and mature as believers in Christ, we will find that fellowship is vital to living. More specifically, fellowship with our Savior is key to real living.

    Fellowship: What a to Live! – Part 2 Scripture Reference: Romans 12:9 – 21 Introduction Last week we left off talking about fellowship and its value to the life of the believer’s for his/her growth and development. We are reminded that as we live for discipleship, the chance to bear the ...read more

  • The Turning Of The Hearts Of The Fathers And The Children

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jun 28, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 14,755 views

    Welcome to Father’s Day 2003. This is a great day to reflect on being a father, having a father, or being a witness to the value of a father in the life of children whether you had a father or not.

    The Turning of the Hearts of the Fathers and the Children Scripture Reference: Malachi 4:5 – 6 Introduction Welcome to Father’s Day 2003. This is a great day to reflect on being a father, having a father, or being a witness to the value of a father in the life of children whether you had a ...read more

  • Discipleship:what A Way To Live!

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jun 29, 2003
    based on 146 ratings
     | 11,774 views

    A Disciple is one who is a lifelong learner and follower of Christ determining to go where He goes, do what He does, and to say what He says.

    Discipleship: What A Way To Live! Scripture Reference: Acts 11:19 – 26 Introduction I believed today that a church should require dynamic worship, dynamic fellowship, dynamic opportunities to understand and apply the word, dynamic opportunities to serve the Kingdom of God both locally and ...read more