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  • "Christian Perfection"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 5, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 4,497 views

    Is there such a thing?

    Philippians 3:4-14 "Christian Perfection" By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Michelangelo was once putting what appeared to be the finishing touches on a sculpture when a friend dropped by for a visit. Days later, the friend dropped by ...read more

  • Sermon On The Mount: Christian Perfection Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Oct 20, 2011
     | 2,092 views

    Characteristics of Christian perfection from the sermon on the mount.

    Characteristics of Christian Perfection Theme: Text: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48 AV) James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning ...read more

  • What Is Christian Perfection?

    Contributed by David Seeley on Apr 24, 2004
    based on 55 ratings
     | 13,367 views

    Matthew 5:48 says to be perfect! What does this mean? Discover with me several things that this does not mean and several things it does mean.

    Background: Matthew 5 Text: Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. What is Christ demanding in this verse? Does He really expect us to be perfect? If so, how perfect does He want us to be? If not, why did He say it? What is Christian ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be Perfect?

    Contributed by Austin Lamos on Oct 31, 2019
     | 1,950 views

    Message on Matthew 5:43-48. What does it mean to love our enemies? What does it mean to be "perfect" as our heavenly Father is perfect?

    Matthew 5:43-48 (NIV) Love for Enemies 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the ...read more

  • A Perfect Heart

    Contributed by J. Richard Lord, Jr. on Aug 16, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 2,590 views

    Christian Perfection is possible!

    A PERFECT HEART Matt. 5:43-48 INTRO: There is a bumper sticker that is popular among Christians. It says, “Christians are not perfect, just forgiven!” I believe I understand what that statement is trying to say, “We are Christians, God has forgiven us, but we are still going to make ...read more

  • The Power To Be Perfect

    Contributed by Kevin White on May 16, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,081 views

    This is a Pentecost Sermon focussing on the Wesleyan idea of Christian Perfection

  • Can One Sin In My Life Lead Me To Hell?

    Contributed by Justin Steckbauer on Mar 27, 2021
     | 543 views

    In our modern day we as Christians can assume that we're fine with one foot in and one foot out. We've got the whole grace through faith in Christ equation going in our lives.

    "Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires." -Romans 13:13-14 ESV In our modern day we as ...read more

  • A New Year Resolution

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,246 views

    In his letter to the Phillipians, Paul invites us to join him as he strives for Christian perfection. This is a good New Year Resolution for us. This sermon and its invitation launches a new sermon series exploring our ’postmodern’ times & how we can st

    Happy New Year! Only 4 hours and __minutes to go. I’m sure that most of us will be happy to see 2001 go and hope that 2002 will be a better year. There has been some talk about New Year resolutions around the office these last days before the new year. I guess the talk of these new ...read more

  • Perfection Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 25, 2021
     | 325 views

    John teaches the paradoxical truth that the Christian can be victorious over sin, and yet at the same time be always in need of cleansing from sin.

    There's an old story about a couple who lived by the sea and kept a boarding house. There boarders had only one complaint, and that was lack of variety on the menu. Breakfast consisted of fish, chicken, and eggs; dinner consisted of chicken, eggs, and fish, and for supper they had eggs, fish, ...read more

  • Grace For The Journey Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,174 views

    In the Old Testament, the word sanctification comes from the root word ‘kadash’ which means "to cut or separate." Sanctification is God’s grace setting us apart for His work and to lead holy lives. This life of separation challenges the believer to forsak

    Grace for the Journey 1 John 1:5-2:6 Last week, we looked at how we understand grace in our Wesleyan Methodist tradition. We started out by defining grace as God’s unmerited love and forgiveness. We understand grace as a journey of faith which John Wesley called the “way of ...read more

  • A.s.k. God Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012
     | 3,645 views

    One key to understanding your life mission is discovering your passion. Your life mission starts with your passion. With every life purpose, God gives provision through our passion. It’s passion that not only gets you started but it’s also carries you thr

    Grace for the Journey 1 John 1:5-2:6 Last week, we looked at how we understand grace in our Wesleyan Methodist tradition. We started out by defining grace as God’s unmerited love and forgiveness. We understand grace as a journey of faith which John Wesley called the “way of ...read more

  • "second-Hand Holiness"

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Oct 18, 2019
     | 1,206 views

    a look at the experience of entire sanctification and the state of holiness

    “Second Hand Holiness” October 20, 2019 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore, ...read more

  • "The Freedom To Walk As Jesus Did"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 23, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,108 views

    A sermon about taking full advantage of life in Christ.

    1 John 1:1-2:6 “The Freedom to Walk as Jesus Did” My first apartment out of college left much to be desired. It was one room in an ancient building. The refrigerator was in the closet. And the only sink was the one in the bathroom. I had no furniture, and I slept on my boss’s ...read more

  • "Now We See A Reflection"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 3, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,037 views

    A sermon on Christian unity through love.

    "Now We See A Reflection" 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Tom Long, Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University tells a story about meeting a man while fishing in a stream. They got to talking, and the man asked Tom what he did for a living. Tom told him and the man ...read more

  • "Christ's Joy In You"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 18, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,659 views

    A sermon for Confirmation Sunday.

    “Christ’s Joy in You” John 15:1-11 I think Jesus Christ was the most joy-filled human to ever walk the earth. Why do I say this? Think about it, Jesus didn’t worry about His life—what He would eat or drink, or what He would wear. He trusted His Father in heaven. He was able to ...read more