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  • Discerning The Times

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 4,448 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

  • Courage And Discernment Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,485 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

  • Discernment And Humility

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,204 views

    Do we know the way?

    SEPTEMBER 22, 2000 WORSHIP SERVICE SCRIPTURES ·First Reading Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 ·Psalm 54:3-4, 5, 6-7 ·Second Reading James 3:16-4:3 ·Gospel Mark 9:30-37 REFLECTION As we continue our theme on Christian Discernment, we shall now focus on its definition and function in relation to ...read more

  • Spiritual Discernment

    Contributed by Terry Vaughan on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 7,071 views

    We need to have some spiritual discernment and know whom we serve. See four things that Jesus knew that we can use in our life.

    WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR: TERRY VAUGHAN SERMON TITLE: SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT “For God so Loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but ...read more

  • Christian Discernment

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,097 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 Truth

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 79 ratings
     | 1,260 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Judging Or Discerning?

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 20, 2006
    based on 208 ratings
     | 19,094 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 Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 9,585 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 Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 5, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,564 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

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,085 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 10, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,424 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by David Johnston on Apr 30, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,104 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