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  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,276 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

  • Discernment And Humility

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 62 ratings
     | 2,136 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

  • Discerning God's Will

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,076 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 Need For Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 2, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,378 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 10, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,419 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

  • Discerning Spirits Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,235 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
     | 1,942 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 Conflict

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 950 views

    Wisdom and discernment are great gifts of God.

    Discerning the Conflict Aug. 30, 2009 (PM) FBC, Chester Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.6 There are varieties of effects, but the ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Mar 26, 2018
     | 1,616 views

    How should the Lord's Supper be observed?

    Discerning the Body 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 God has called a people from all nations and from all classes of people. He has called them to be united together in the body of Christ. This shows the great ambition of God. People have tried to find world peace and to come together as one. After ...read more

  • Diminishing Discernment

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Sep 21, 2011
     | 1,778 views

    Loss of Dicernment among believers.

    Hosea 7:5-11 Hosea 7:8 “Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. 9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.” Encarta dictionary defines discernment as ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 9,571 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
     | 19,081 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

  • Courage And Discernment Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,480 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
     | 3,553 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Apr 29, 2008
     | 2,140 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