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  • Spiritual Discernment

    Contributed by Terry Vaughan on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 7,259 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.

  • The Need For Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 2, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,548 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

  • 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 Truth

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 1,339 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

  • The Gift Of Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 29, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,789 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 The Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 9,838 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

  • Discerning The Spirits

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Nov 29, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,379 views

    Never swallow someone’s line just because he uses terms of the Christian faith. False teachers are popular with the world because they tell people what they want to hear. Here John warns the Christians who faithfully teach God’s Word will not win any popu

    Opening illustration: In an unethical selling technique called the bait-and-switch method, a retailer lures customers into his store by advertising a well-known product at a very low price. When the buyer asks to purchase it, however, he is told that it is out of stock. The salesperson then tries ...read more

  • Spiritual Discernment Series

    Contributed by Bruce B. Miller on Jun 7, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,946 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

  • Discernment Camp Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 27, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,050 views

    Solomon is training us to develop discernment, the ability to distinguish between truth and lies, integrity and dishonesty, foolishness and wisdom. From his words, we can draw four important principles.

    Discernment Camp (Proverbs 20:5-8) 1. Once when Red Skelton was being interviewed he was asked if he ever was at a loss for words. He hesitated a minute then said, "I dreamed I died and went to heaven. Just as I was taken before God, he sneezed...and I just didn’t know what to say to ...read more

  • Discerning The Conflict

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,009 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

  • Diminishing Discernment

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Sep 21, 2011
     | 1,895 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 Times

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 4,608 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
     | 1,382 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 6, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,649 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 Spirits Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 23, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,313 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