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  • Test The Spirits Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 28, 2013
    based on 12 ratings

    You test the spirit behind religious teachers by knowing the truth & walking in the Spirit of Truth. You need to know how to walk in the Spirit of God & test the spirits because there are many deceiving spirits in the world today.

    1 JOHN 4: 1-6 TEST THE SPIRITS [1 Peter 2:1-10] Close to the BATTLE LINES during the Korean War a sentry was walking his post one night. He heard a sound in the darkness, and he challenged, "Halt! Who goes there? Friend or foe?" A voice replied, "Friend!" The sentry said, "Repeat the more

  • Do Not Believe Every Person/Spirit Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 33 ratings

    1- We should refuse false prophets 2- We should recognize true believers 3- We should realize true power

    INTRO.- Let me name some people to see your reaction in regard to whether you believe them or not. Please give me thumbs up or thumbs down, depending on whether you believe them or not or believe in them; good, bad or otherwise. - Donald Trump (Mr. Combover. He talks a lot) - Bill Gates (He more

  • Fear Factor

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Feb 26, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Taking a frank look at the reality of fear and the crippling effect. A workable recipe that if applied will bring success.

    Scripture: 1 John 4:1 – ‘18’ – 21 Title: “Fear Factor” Introduction: “Reality Shows” have become an overwhelming success, mainly because so many people can identify with the theme of the programs! • The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is FEAR! • It appears that everybody is more

  • Being Smart Spiritually Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 24, 2008
    based on 13 ratings

    Tests of authenticity that prove the validity of Christianity and the failure of other forms of spirituality.

    A Muslim heard the good news about Jesus and decided to become a Christian. His Islamic friends asked him, “Why on earth have you done such a thing? What could possibly cause you to leave the religion you grew up with, the faith of your fathers, and turn to following Jesus?” “Well,” he more

  • The Battlefield Of Life

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Dec 5, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    Life is a battle ground, we must be prepared to face the battle if we live victorously.

    The Battle Ground of Life… Am service November 18th 2007 1 John 4:1-6 Introduction Many Christians, don’t realize they are living on a BATTLEFIELD and not a PLAYGROUND! Do you remember the hymn, ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS? It goes like this… Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to more

  • Test Every Spirit Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on May 31, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Lesson 8 in a series of expository lessons from 1 John

    Test Every Spirit 1 John 4:1-6 I. Introduction A. Harmonica Lessons 1. A young Texas engineer was sent to Ireland to work for two years. a) He accepted the assignment for the extra money that was needed to put a down payment on a house after his wedding. b) His fiancé remained in Texas to more

  • How To Test The Voices You Hear Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 68 ratings

    This is the third sermon in the series: Communicating with God. The sermon gives seven filters for testing the voices you here.

    Communicating With God: How To Test The Voices You Hear Today we are continuing our series “Communicating With God.” Last week we are looked at “How To Recognize God’s Voice” and we found that God speaks through The Bible, through Fellow Believers and through Our Thoughts. Two weeks ago we more

  • Putting It To The Test Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 17, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    We must put to the test what we hear to determine if it is from God.

    Putting It To The Test Text: 1 Jn. 4:1-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: As the Union Pacific Railroad was being constructed, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the West. Wanting to test the bridge, the builder loaded a train with enough extra cars and equipment more

  • Wolves In Sheep's Clothing Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 27, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    John gave his readers to tests to determine the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. Every generation needs to continue to test the spirits to see if they are from God.

    Introduction: A. How many of you enjoy ANAGRAMS? 1. What is an anagram? It is “a word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase.” 2. Here are a few that I thought you might enjoy. 3. DORMITORY = Dirty Room 4. THE MORSE CODE = Here Come Dots 5. SLOT MACHINES = more

  • Are You A Loving Person?

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 11, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    John doesn’t leave room in the kingdom of God for anyone who does not love his brother.

    Are you a loving person? Do you see yourself as someone who people would describe as loving? I’m not talking about warm and fuzzy, but loving… stubborn, sacrificial, I care about you and what is best for you and will do whatever I can to see that you get it– loving. As we look at God – what more

  • Beware: Falsehood Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 17, 2006
    based on 22 ratings

    It’s our job as Christians to appraise viewpoints as to whether they come from God or some other source. We need spiritual discernment to assess the validity of voices we hear.

    Sermon Series on First John, “Collecting Evidence of Faith” “Beware: Falsehood” I John 4:1-6 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I enjoy watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS. One of the show’s most famous discoveries was a Seymour mahogany card table more

  • Dealing With The 3 Major Claims Of The Da Vinci Code

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on May 10, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    This sermon tackles The Da Vinci Code claims concerning the reliability of Scripture, the divinity of Christ, & Jesus’ maritial status.

    Dealing With The 3 Major Claims of The Da Vinci Code (This sermon uses ideas from the Grizzly Adams DVD, The DVC Deception, CH Spurgeon, Billy Sunday, & others. Precious few of these ideas, if any, are original to me.) 1 John 4:1-4 May 7, 2006 FBC, Chester more

  • Testing The Truth

    Contributed by Brad Rigney on May 9, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon looks at the call by John to Test the Spirits and how we can do that today. It introduces and challenges people to test the Da Vinci Code book and movie through the what we learn in the passage.

    Testing Truth 1John 4:1-6 Intro.: A. Ecclesiastes 1:9, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” That is certainly true of parenthood (as I raise my kids, it is interesting to see and hear some of the same excuses I gave my more

  • Da Vinci Code: Separating Fact From Fiction Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 117 ratings

    Separating fact from fiction is not easy but it is necessary when it comes to the DaVinci Code.

    Cracking the DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction 1 John 4:1-7 Rev. Brian Bill 4/23/06 My mom is an avid reader and a member of a book club. A couple years ago she read the DaVinci Code by Dan Brown and was deeply disturbed. She asked me some questions and I couldn’t answer them more

  • Truth Or Consequences Series

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 93 ratings

    This sermon examines the teachings of false teachers and how to counter them.

    Introduction: There used to be a television game show entitled “Truth or Consequences.” Most people who are old enough to remember will associate that show with Bob Barker. He was the game show host for approximately twenty years. The contestants on the show were given the responsibility of more