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  • Christian Discernment

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,098 views

    Working for God or doing God’s work?

    JUNE 15, 2002 CHRISTIAN DISCERNMENT OBJECTIVES · To achieve a shared understanding of the basic principles of discernment. · To understand its applications to our secular and spiritual circumstances. · To realize and accept the object of discernment, which is God’s plan for us within His ...read more

  • Courage And Discernment Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,492 views

    This is and adaptation of a book by John Maxwell on leadership.

    I. We have talked about character, commitment, communication, and competence, and there is no way that I can say how important those things are, but the list of things that we need to be concerned with about leadership does not stop there by any means. A. If we are going to lead in our family, ...read more

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 5, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,568 views

    A message on spiritual gifts (1 of 4)

    THE GIFT OF DISCERNMENT 1 Corinthians 12:10 INTRO: Several years ago there were many Auburn-Alabama jokes going around. One of the best is the story of the Auburn student who got his first pair of shoes at age 20. He was so proud of his shoes that he started walking backwards to see what nice ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 9,590 views

    Communion service for Black History Month: discerning the body means seeing our connectedness, understanding one another, and living in hope beyond our history. For Montgomery Hills Baptist Church; reworking of message done in 2000 at Takoma Park Baptist

    Several years ago my wife and I went with a group on a tour of Italy. It was a wonderful experience, most of it. Most of it, but not all. The part that was less than wonderful came when we had a few free hours in Florence. Margaret and I decided to set out on our own to find the Uffizi Palace ...read more

  • Judging Or Discerning?

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 20, 2006
    based on 208 ratings
     | 19,102 views

    Jesus taught us to be discerning rather than judging.

    INTRO.- Here is an Aesop’s Fable to help us with this subject. ILL.- A Lion, unable from old age and infirmities to provide himself with food by force, resolved to do so by savvy or wit. He returned to his den, and lying down there, pretended to be sick, taking care that his sickness should be ...read more

  • Spirit Of Discernment

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Aug 9, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,119 views

    Discernment is more than just being able to make the right choice, it has to be married with the capacity to do the right thing

    Spirit of Discernment Disaster waiting to happen • Ask one of the little kids to serve a tray of drinks to the audience Was this a good idea? Why not? • Congratulations, you have the gift of discernment What is discernment? Think about the exercise we just did – How come you knew it was a bad ...read more

  • Spiritual Discernment Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 22, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,504 views

    Peter is called upon to make a judgment: Is this man, the Centurion for real, or not? To accurately make the decision that is before him, Peter must set aside the ways he has discerned before, and he must step out in faith.

    In our Scripture this morning, we see that Peter has a vision where a blanket full of different kinds of food and a voice announces, Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replies. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” Peter is very careful about what he eats, and ...read more

  • Discerning Spirits Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,242 views

    Our culture tells us that if something is spiritual, it is "good." John tells us we have to discern the spirits

    18 John 4:1-6 January 21, 2007 Discerning Spirits Intro – Franklin episode where they are searching for a talisman to cure his Grandmother. The question in the show is whether the talisman will actually cure the grandmother or whether it is just superstition and not real. There was no ...read more

  • Discerning God's Will Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 3, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,944 views

    Exposition of Ruth 3:1-18

    Text: Ruth 3:1-18, Title: Discerning God’s Will, Date/Place: LSCC, 5/28/06, AM A. Opening illustration: an ad was printed in a paper read: SBF seeks male companionship, ethnicity not important, good-looking, I love to play, long walks in the woods, hunting, camping, fishing, riding in your pick-up ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,273 views

    We are warned not to partake of the Lord's Supper in an unworthy manner - that is unless we discern or recognize His body . What does this mean?

    1. Special occasions often celebrated by a special meal. The host spends much time preparing for the meal. The Lord’s Supper is a special meal in which not the host but the guests are to prepare themselves. 2. Have you prepared yourself for this meal? Did you listen to the call for ...read more

  • Discerning The Times

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 4,453 views

    What time is it in a spiritual sense ? This sermon looks at what year, month,dat and hour it is.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: Read 1 Chron 12:32 and Ephesians 5:17-18. We are to discern the times we are living in. If we do that rightly it will effect the way we live our lives. We will be like a housekeeper that works diligently keeping the house in order as we expect the master’s return very ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,278 views

    The Lord’s Table is a place of connection and community, not of individuality and isolation; a place where one can be understood in the midst of an overwhelming world. It is a place of acceptance.

    A number of months ago, Margaret and I had the privilege of touring Italy, along with several of you and a number of other people. It was a wonderful experience, most of it. Most of it, but not all. The part that was less than wonderful came early in the tour, when we had a few free hours ...read more

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Apr 29, 2008
     | 2,144 views

    How do we as Christians prepare our hearts so we can accuragely discern what is happening in the unseen realm. (Material taken from The Three Battlegrounds by Francis Frangipane)

    Discerning of Spirits- The Gift of Discernment (Taken from- The Three Battle Grounds- Francis Frangipane) Monte talked- last week- about the importance of the creeds and the reasons for which they were written He talked about … the Old Roman Creed, the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, ...read more

  • The Power Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,933 views

    The sixth, and final installment in a series examing keys to unlocking powerful prevailing prayers. This message explores the power of discernment in our prayer walks.

    As we enter the final week of our 40 Days of Prayer, there is one more power that I want us to explore. We have looked at desperation, community, confession, calling, and covenant. And today I want us to just briefly scratch the surface, and begin an exploration of the power of discernment. ...read more

  • The Need For Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 2, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,394 views

    After sin, the second biggest issue that most people in the body of Christ face is right discernment. Discernment is the ability to examine the situation, apply a good dose of experience, stand back and get a perspective on the recipe, and take the approp

    Opening illustration: I read this past week of a couple (let’s call them Carl and Clara) whose twenty-five year marriage was a good one. Not the most idyllic, but good. They now had three grown children who loved them dearly. They were also blessed with sufficient financial security to allow them ...read more