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  • Types Of Counterfeit Faith

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 84 ratings
     | 6,794 views

    Types of Counterfeit Faith

  • Do You Have A Counterfeit Faith?

    Contributed by Dylan Potter on Aug 22, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,311 views

    Authentic faith always bears good fruit!

    “Do You Have A Counterfeit Faith?” Counterfeit faith has four characteristics 1. No compassion 2. No conviction 3. No confidence 4. No courage No Compassion What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15Suppose a brother or ...read more

  • From Satan’s Slave To God’s Servant: Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 3,854 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    From Satan’s Slave to God’s Servant: Acts 16:16-24. Last time, we saw that Paul heard God and because of his obedience, the gospel entered Europe. We looked at Lydia, the first person to be saved because she was searching. Today, we’ll look at the salvation of the slave ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 12- Counterfeit Faith; Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 14,738 views

    In Acts 8 we meet just such a leader. •A man with a following; a man who is viewed by those around him as powerful and dynamic and charismatic. •Yet whose spirituality is just as phony as David Koresh or Marshall Applewhite.

    Counterfeit Faith Simon the Sorcerer; 8:9-25 It was Nov. 18, 1978. Congressman Leo Ryan from San Francisco had decided to fly a fact-finding mission to a place called Jonestown Guyana, South America. His mission is to investigate alleged human rights abuses at a religious cult known as the ...read more

  • “the Great Pretender” Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,571 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    “The Great Pretender” Acts 8:9-25 In the first eight verses of chapter 8 we saw revival come to Samaria as Philip the Evangelist preached the good news of Jesus Christ. Miracles were performed, souls saved. Just a few verses in and we see that wherever God sends genuine revival, Satan ...read more

  • How To Identify A Counterfeit

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 30, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,496 views

    Today we live in a media saturated world where we find dozens of "medicine men and women" dishing all kinds of partial truths. We all need the Holy Spirit’s discernment to identify counterfeit teachers, leaders and purveyors of ideas that are not 100% tr

    How to Identify a Counterfeit (2 Cor. 11:12-18) Today we live in a media saturated world where we find dozens of "medicine men and women" dishing all kinds of partial truths. We all need the Holy Spirit’s discernment to identify counterfeit teachers, leaders and purveyors of ideas that are not ...read more

  • The Counterfeit Kingdom

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 27, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,725 views

    By comparing the first four seals of Rev. 6 to Jesus’ model prayer in Matthew 6, the world’s offer of “life” can be seen as a counterfeit to the offer made by God.

    THE COUNTERFEIT KINGDOM Rev. 6:1-18; Matthew 6:9-13 Sermon Objective: By comparing the first four seals of Rev. 6 to Jesus’ model prayer in Matthew 6, the world’s offer of “life” can be seen as a counterfeit to the offer made by God. 1I watched as the Lamb opened the ...read more

  • Empowered By Faith

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,678 views

    We are empowered by Jesus when we use our faith to believe and achieve.

    Empowered by Faith 1 Peter 1:3-7 KJV Jesus earthly ministry was characterized by great demonstrations of power. -Healed the sick -Calmed the wind and sea. -Cast out devils -Fed the 5,000. -Raised the dead. Why no power in our lives, our faith is anemic. I. Unstudied Scriptures ...read more

  • Plastic Jesus

    Contributed by Chip Blackshear on Jun 2, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,534 views

    Too often we try to make Jesus fit our own desires. Instead of the real Jesus we want one that fits into our life neatly. That's a plastic Jesus.

    “PLASTIC JESUS” Genesis 22:1-14 • Luke 14:25-33 First Presbyterian Church, Corpus Christi, TX Rev. Charles S. Blackshear • April 22, 2012 Several years ago in Kentucky a man walked into a Dairy Queen, placed his order and then paid for it with a $200 bill. The ...read more

  • M3 – Make Disciples 1 Matthew 28:19-20 Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Apr 11, 2019
     | 2,278 views

    The church exists and why God doesn’t beam us up upon salvation but leaves us here on earth.

    Read Matthew 28:19-20 – Do you know what this is? This is one of the final statements Jesus made to His followers before His ascension back to the Father. We call this statement the Great Commission? But really what it is our calling card – our purpose statement – our elevator pitch! Last week – ...read more

  • Have Faith, Will Work

    Contributed by David Rogers on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,184 views

    A sermon depicting the importance of faith and how a true saving faith will be shown by works.

    Have Faith, Will Work James 2:14-16 Introduction Faith is certainly an essential element in the Christians life for without faith it is impossible to please God. Look at Hebrews 11:6 which says “but without faith it is impossible to please Him: for He that cometh to must believe that He ...read more

  • Loving Together

    Contributed by Todd Stiles on Nov 22, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,032 views

    What would life and church be like without love? Find out as we walk through 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter.

    "Loving Together" 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 While our Elders find their seat, I’ll ask you to locate four chapters in your Bible, 1 Cor. 11-14, and hold those pages in your hand. Now, let me ask you a question: When you look at all the things a church does, what stands out as the most important? ...read more

  • Take My Yoke Upon You

    Contributed by Darren Sirmans on Jan 4, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,931 views

    Its Gods desire that our soul has rest.

    Matthew 11:29 The same pain that Jesus felt are you willing to feel it if that’s what he wants? Trials will make you stronger if you go through them; I’m not talking about surviving them; I’m talking about going through them with his faith alive and active. When we go through trials with his ...read more

  • Adventures In Missing The Point Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Oct 13, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,561 views

    Some theological arguments are only a distraction from the core of Faith, which is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

    1 Timothy 1:3-7 August 9, 2009 Adventures in Missing the Point 3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain persons not to teach false doctrines any longer 4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote ...read more

  • Through Faith Alone Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 9, 2017
     | 2,271 views

    The concept that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone is a solidly Biblical teaching. Last week, we looked at grace, this week we will examine the idea of faith alone. Both grace and faith are exclusive and must stand alone.

    Through Faith Alone (Romans 3:23-28) 1. I had a good time visiting Dale and Katie Daniels and Mary Ann Bolinger in Warsaw/Winona Lake area. I went from there to Luke’s house. But the GPS had me go too far south and then took me back north. It got me there, but it was complicated and ...read more