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  • Courage And Discernment Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,596 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

  • Christian Discernment

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Jun 14, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,185 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

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,309 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by David Johnston on Apr 28, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,197 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

  • Discerning Truth

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 1,320 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
     | 19,323 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
     | 4,543 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 God's Will Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,043 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
     | 1,293 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 6, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,493 views

    Spiritual Gifts Series - 4 of 13.

    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 ...read more

  • Spiritual Discernment Series

    Contributed by Bruce B. Miller on Jun 7, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,895 views

    Through a study of 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, Paul will show us where to find the true secret wisdom and real spirituality.

    Spiritual Discernment 1 Corinthians 2 Would you like to know the secret to true wisdom? Would you like to find the keys to deeper living, to higher-level spirituality? From ancient times people have sought some kind of deeper, hidden special knowledge or insight that offers the key to ...read more

  • Discerning The Will Of God Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jan 17, 2015
     | 2,909 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
     | 1,042 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 God's Will Series

    Contributed by Troy Campbell on Mar 10, 2016
     | 3,118 views

    God's will is easy to find, learn how to discover it for yourself.

    Hearing God’s Voice – 3 “Discerning God’s Will” Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” You are going to get to know your ...read more

  • Discerning Deception Series

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Nov 8, 2015
     | 4,225 views

    Lies are being perpetuated all around us, in the news, in our government, in our society and even in the church. Holding on to the truth is important, but somehow, deceptions can still penetrate that must be corrected and transformed to our advantage.

    Do you know the most famous deception of all time? According to the survey, the Trojan Horse was the greatest deception of all time. Let me explain. The Trojan Horse is actually a tale from the Trojan War about the deception that the Greeks employed to enter the City of Troy and win the war. It ...read more