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  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 9,963 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

  • The Power Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Oct 17, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,256 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 Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by David Johnston on Apr 28, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,344 views

    A closer look at the Gift of Discerning of Spirits and the importance of it’s use in our Churches today.

    (this is a continuation from Gifts of the Spirit Part 3) Let’s look more closely at the Gift of the Discernment of the spirits. Definition: a spiritual gift that supernaturally enables a Christian believer to distinguish between holy and unholy spirits through the power of the Holy Spirit. ...read more

  • Spiritual Discernment Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 22, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,838 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 Truth

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 1,386 views

    Four ingredients on the discernment of truth.

    INTRODUCTION. A. The obvious fact is that people disagree. B. Teachings ranging from minor doctrinal error to downright apostate; from the harmless mistake to the doctrine of devils. C. Yet, every Christian wants (or should want!) to be able to separate fact from ...read more

  • Judging Or Discerning?

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 19, 2006
    based on 208 ratings
     | 19,588 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

  • Discerning The Times

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 4,707 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 29, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,873 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 God's Will Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,183 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 Spirits Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 23, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,363 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

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,451 views

    How do we know God’s will in the big choices in life? How can we discern which direction to go? We can walk by faith into the future because of confidence in the caring nature of our God.

    DISCERNING GOD’S WILL When I was in Canada as a new Christian I had a huge choice to make. I had three options in front of me to choose from. All of these choices were good and moral. It was not a choice between right or wrong but rather an inconclusive choice. I had to pick from ...read more

  • Courage And Discernment Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,736 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

  • Discerning The Will Of God Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jan 17, 2015
     | 3,002 views

    We can Discern the Will of God through 1) Providence (v. 22), and 2) Planning (vv. 23–24)

    Events over that past week have derailed many plans. For the people of Suncor, Target, Sony and others, mass layoffs have radically changed family directions. For a provincial and federal standpoint, fallings prices of Oil have meant the readjustment of budgets and plans. From individual families ...read more

  • Prophecy And Discernment Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 1, 2015
     | 1,106 views

    All Christians are anointed with prophetic gifts by our baptismal anointing, but before speaking for God, we must also practice discernment of spirits.

    Feast of St. John Neumann (January 5) Thirteen Days of Christmas Today St. John speaks to us of “testing the spirits.” In theological language, derived from St. Paul, this is the spiritual gift of discernment. Let’s talk about its exercise in the first century: in the ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Mar 26, 2018
     | 1,893 views

    How should the Lord's Supper be observed?