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  • Discerning Truth

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 1,341 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
     | 1,329 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
     | 4,623 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

  • Spiritual Discernment

    Contributed by Terry Vaughan on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 7,261 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

  • Discernment And Humility

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Apr 23, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,369 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

  • Christian Discernment

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Jun 14, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,212 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

  • Judgment Vs. Discernment

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 110 ratings
     | 5,613 views

    Thesis: We can discern right from wrong without judging the individual. Intro.: 1. Have you ever tried to point out the truth to someone only to have them accuse you of judging them? a. Illust. Suggesting to a co-worker that drinking and chasing women is wrong. (He's alcoholic/married!) ...read more

  • Discerning The Appearing Of The Glory Of God

    Contributed by Robert Grey on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,275 views

    What is the nature of the glory of God and how can you recognize it’s presence?

    Aspects of Glory this sermon is also available at http://www.godisfaithful.net/bible/glory.htm It must have been quite a sight. Elijah was watching the prophets of Baal as they were doing everything possible to induce their god to make an appearance. Emotional frenzies, cutting themselves ...read more

  • Discerning God's Guiding Hand Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 17, 2001
    based on 62 ratings
     | 3,594 views

    Draws principles for discerning God’s guidance from the life of Paul at the beginning of the second missionary journey.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 23 “Discerning God’s Guiding Hand” Acts 15:36 – 16:10 Wouldn’t it be nice to have direct daily divine direction. You know something like Israel had in the wilderness, they had a pillar of ...read more

  • Grace Discerned: Gratitude Demonstrated

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 3, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 1,598 views

    When we discern God’s grace, we will demonstrate gratitude to God.

    We are looking at Psalm 116 this morning. The content and relationship described in this Psalm cause one to think that the psalm writer is King David. This psalm is a personal testimony of thanksgiving to God. Over 30 times, the writer uses "I," "me," and "my." The words contrast the difficulties ...read more

  • Discerning Good And Evil

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Dec 13, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,402 views

    Seven questions that new Christians can ask themselves in helping to discern good and evil.

    As Christians, we are zealous to serve the Lord that paid for our Salvation with His very life. We want to please Him in all that we do. However, if we are new in the Faith, we realize that our knowledge of the Christian walk is lacking. In our day-to-day life, determining what is right and ...read more

  • Discern Between The Righteous & The Wicked

    Contributed by John Waldrip on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,169 views

    Scripture demands that discernment (not infallibly, however)be made between those truly converted and those unconverted.

    "DISCERN BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED" Malachi 3.18 EXPOSITION: 1. Turn to the last book of the Old Testament, the book of Malachi. I would like for us to begin reading at Malachi 3.13. Please stand, and we will read together Malachi 3.13-18: "Your words have been stout against me, ...read more

  • Discerning Our World

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,100 views

    Learn to discern the philosophies that come from God and those that do not

    I received an email this past Wednesday that asked if I knew anything about Tachyon energy. Tachyon energy is supposedly some form of energy, when channeled into us, brings peace, joy and health. If you’ve done any reading about the new age movement, the Tachyon website and links contained ...read more

  • Drawing Lines And Little Boxes

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 62 ratings
     | 1,455 views

    Be careful what lines you cross and whose box you jump into.

    Drawing Lines and Little Boxes Recently I was described as one who draws lines all through their sermons. I was also told that I have a very small theological box and it was easy to surmise that neither comment was meant to be a compliment or to affirm that these were traits to hold on to and ...read more

  • How Jesus Exercised Discerning Judgments

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,155 views

    People often misunderstand one statement that Jesus made, "Judge not less you be judged yourself." (Matthew 7:1) Actually, Jesus taught that no one should try to play God by assuming a position as the final judge of what is right

    How Jesus Exercised Discerning Judgments People often misunderstand one statement that Jesus made, "Judge not less you be judged yourself." (Matthew 7:1) Actually, Jesus taught that no one should try to play God by assuming a position as the final judge of what is right. The Lord showed amazing ...read more