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  • Types Of Counterfeit Faith

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 5,298 views

    Types of Counterfeit Faith

    Types of Counterfeit Faith (Rom. 3:27-31) Illustration:Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends. George Muller. Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of faith is ...read more

  • Do You Have A Counterfeit Faith?

    Contributed by Dylan Potter on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,891 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 7, 2015
     | 2,957 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
     | 12,781 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 7, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,399 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 31, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,909 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
     | 1,272 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

  • Saving Faith: A Matter Of The Heart Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 31, 2014
     | 3,889 views

    Calling on the Lord has never saved anybody, but calling on the name of the Lord, always saves. How can you do that? How can you have that kind of faith? I’ve noticed there are at least three different types of faith I think everybody possesses.

    INTRODUCTION We have come now to what I believe to be the clearest instructions in all the Bible that tell a person how they can be saved. How they can get from Texas to heaven. You may see in the bulletin there a little outline, you might want to follow along and fill it in. I’m convinced ...read more

  • Empowered By Faith

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 27, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,761 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
     | 5,564 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

  • Testing Faith Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,525 views

    An expository series of the book of James - The Purpose of Trials

    Foolproof November 12, 2006 Testing Faith 1 – James 1:1-4 Intro: Has anyone here perfected the Christian life? Is anyone perfect? I didn’t think so. So let me encourage you to take notes b/c the book of James was written to help us live a genuine Christian life – to have a faith that ...read more

  • Have Faith, Will Work

    Contributed by David Rogers on Jun 30, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,551 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

  • Adventures In Missing The Point Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Oct 13, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,174 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

  • Take My Yoke Upon You

    Contributed by Darren Sirmans on Jan 5, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,178 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

  • Loving Together

    Contributed by Todd Stiles on Nov 22, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 744 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