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  • How Does The Holy Spirit Give Us Greater Discernment

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 102 ratings
     | 14,609 views

    How Does the Spirit Guide Us With His Discernment

    How Does the Spirit Guide Us With His Discernment (Acts 2:5-13) Illustration: Where Am I Going? It’s comforting to hear that even Albert Einstein had a brain cramp now and then. One time, for instance, he was taking a train to an out of town engagement. The conductor stopped by to punch ...read more

  • Not Settling For Less Than The Best

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 20,250 views

    Learn how to discern and secure the best deal for your life

    "How many people in this room would agree that you do what you do because you either want to avoid a loss or gain a benefit?" Let me repeat that question, "How many people in this room do what you do because you either want to avoid a loss or gain a benefit?" Some of the very spiritual people ...read more

  • The Body And Blood Of Our Lord

    Contributed by Scott Andrews on Sep 20, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,241 views

    A Lord’s Supper Sermon reminding us to rightly discern the meaning of the elements.

    The Body and Blood of our Lord Lord’s Supper Message 1 Corinthians 11. 23-30 Paul gives us a very stern warning in this text about the need to correctly discern the Lord’s body. Not to do so is to bring judgment and condemnation upon ourselves. diakrino--discern, distinguish, ...read more

  • Walking In The Will Of God

    Contributed by Richard Deem on Mar 1, 2001
    based on 538 ratings
     | 33,994 views

    Often the commited Christian finds it difficult to discern the will of God. It may surprise you to know that it is possible to be in the will of God and not really be aware of it!

    TEXT: Acts 16:6-10 INTRO: In 1984 my family attended a Spiritual Retreat (Conference) in Bertchesgaden, West Germany. This was an annual event for those involved in the Ministry to the Military in Europe. These were "high times", indeed. Not only were we "high on a mountain, nestled in the ...read more

  • Personal Prophecy Series

    Contributed by Kurt Heisey on Nov 5, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,395 views

    This is first of a series on discerning the will of God and looks at how we should handle "words for God" that we or others think come from the Lord. It helps us determin what is of God, our self, or the enemy to deceive us.

    Discerning Prophecy 10/6/2002 I. Intro to Rom. 12:1-2... the will of God A. Prerequisites 1. Therefore... (11:33-36) in light that God is awesome, more than you can imagine 2. Offer self as a living sacrifice (12:1)... living for God, not for self. 3. Do not conform to ...read more

  • Wash Me Series

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 3, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,307 views

    Part 1 of "Heavenly Cleansing" series. God’s Word teaches us how to discern the difference between being "accepted" by God and being made "acceptable" to God.

    WASH ME Eph. 5:1-11 INTRO. While visiting my wife’s parents, my 4 year old son got the opportunity to play outside. After about an hour, there was a knock on the back door, there was Brandon completely covered in dirt. He wanted to come inside to get a drink. I told him to stand right ...read more

  • Receptivity To Revelation

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,971 views

    -- the heart of the passage -- v.28 "Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it" A rebuke here; Serious warning for those who are hearers only Tremendous promise for those who both receive and implement God's Word --what an opportunity for us this morning Context: 11:14-16 ...read more

  • The Beloved Disciple

    Contributed by Todd Riley on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 5,016 views

    During the last month I have been watching the NBA playoffs on the TV. The team that I have been cheering for has been the San Antonio Spurs. David Robinson is my favorite player because he’s good and because he’s a committed follower of Jesus Christ. One of the things that I have noticed about the ...read more

  • A Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 10, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 6,180 views

    Do you have a critical spirit?

    Text: Matthew 7:1-6; Luke 6:37-42 Subject: Judging others Theme: Christians are not to have a critical spirit Prop: Jesus gives us ways to keep from having a critical spirit. T.S. Let us consider the DEFENSES that Jesus gives to protect us from having a Critical Spirit. INTRODUCTION Can ...read more

  • Characteristics Of God's Uncompromising Saint

    Contributed by Guthrie Veech on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 62 ratings
     | 4,379 views

    Why should the unbelieving world believe the Christian? So often the Christian acts just like the world. It is sometimes nearly impossible to distinguish between the two. You can read a newspaper or watch the news almost any day and you see people walking out of church and you know their character ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You To Understand That The Best Things In Life Are Free

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,085 views

    How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You to Understand That the Best Things in Life Are Free ( I Cor. 2:9-16)

    How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You to Understand That the Best Things in Life Are Free I Cor. 2:8-16 Illustration;Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He’s so big we can never kill him." David looked at the ...read more

  • Building A Confident Church Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 163 ratings
     | 10,460 views

    Five essential "bricks" for building a confident Church.

    When this church finally decided to build our new worship center back in 1996 all my pastor friends told me to pack my bags. One of my former seminary teachers suggested that I update my resume. You see, building projects have a reputation for tearing churches apart. And through the years a general ...read more

  • Getting Our Bearings Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 129 ratings
     | 9,393 views

    Two ways to get our bearings and stay on course in the spiritual journey.

    When I was a child my mom and adoptive father bought a sailboat with fantasies of sailing around the world. But first we had to learn how to sail…which included learning how to navigate. One of my earliest memories was going out in our little sailboat from Marina Del Rey, and my adoptive dad ...read more

  • How To Help People Listen More Effectively – Mark 4:20

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 26, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,659 views

    How to Help People Listen More Effectively – Mark 4:20

    How to Help People Listen More Effectively – Mark 4:20 Jesus said, “Others, like seed sown on good soil, HEAR the word, accept it, and produce a crop – thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.” Jesus said, “You will know them by their fruit.” “Be doers of the word and not ...read more

  • Are People Really Good At Heart?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 53 ratings
     | 5,043 views

    Are People Really Good at Heart? (Rom. 3:11-18)

    Are People Really Good at Heart? (Rom. 3:11-18) Illustration:[According to a recent poll] 88% of Catholics and a majority of Presbyterian and Methodist evangelizers [those who actively try to share their "faith"] believe that "if people are generally good, or do enough good things for others ...read more