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  • What We Do By Faith

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 9, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,205 views

    We perceive the unperceivable and we achieve the unachieveable.

    Chapters 1-6: Christ is a SUPERIOR PERSON. Chapters 7-10: Christ exercises a SUPERIOR PRIESTHOOD. Chapters 11-13: Faith is a SUPERIOR PRINCIPLE. Hebrews 11 is often called THE FAITH CHAPTER. Hebrews 11:6—“WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE [GOD].” Romans 14:23—“WHATSOEVER IS ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Gives Us The Gift Of Goodness Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jul 15, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,070 views

    A sermon on perceiving what is good and evil, and how that perception enables us to fulfill God’s call to "be good."

    July 18, 2004 Fruit of the SPIRIT is goodness. The fruit of the Spirit is goodness. This single statement of Scripture makes some people cringe today. Why? Because when you talk about the “Spirit”, “good”, and “evil” you are using spiritual terms. When President Bush used the term “axis ...read more

  • Pick Up The Oars!

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 5, 2003
    based on 60 ratings
     | 2,419 views

    This week we’re going to talk about the difference between how we want to be perceived as Christians, and how we should be perceived. Learn how we’re nothing special, but we’ve got an important job to do.

    How do you like to be seen? What’s the image you like to portray to the outside world? Maybe for you its self confidence, or knowledgeable, or “too cool for school”. At a golf course, four men approached the sixteenth tee. The straight fairway ran along a road and bike path fenced off on the ...read more

  • Exercise For Holiness Series

    Contributed by Ralf Bergmann on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 5,387 views

    The effectiveness through which we reach others is dependant upon the way our lives are perceived. If we exercise the tenets of holy living our witness will be strengthened.

    Sermon Title: Exercise for Holiness Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:6-16 Wesleyan Community Church Terry, Mississippi Sunday Morning – June 9, 2002 Scripture Introduction: There are just some things in our lives that we cannot be warned of enough. Paul is no exception when it comes to the ...read more

  • Open The Eyes Of My Heart, Lord Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on Mar 9, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 7,506 views

    8th in the series "Coversations With Jesus." Jesus gives sight to one blind man, but the spiritually blind Pharisees fail to perceive the Light of the World.

    Introduction: Clip from DVD "AT First Sight" where bandages are taken off of Virgil’s eyes. Medical experts have found that Virgil’s experience is typical of those who have either never had sight or who lost it at an early age. Even if a medical miracle is somehow able to restore the ...read more

  • Power Of Perception

    Contributed by Emory Goodman on Mar 28, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 40,264 views

    So many of our actions are determined by how we perceive things to be. Yet, our perceptions of events, words, and people can be entirely wrong, why?

    THE POWER OF PERCEPTION Perception is a powerful thing. So many of our actions are determined by how we perceive things to be. How we perceive is based on what we think we hear or see. Yet, our perception of events, words, people can be entirely wrong. Why? Let’s look at ...read more

  • Why Is It Unwise To Underestimate People With Less Formal Education?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,811 views

    In this passage we read, "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13) There is a tendency for the formally educate

    In this passage we read, "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13) There is a tendency for the formally educated to look down on those without formal ...read more

  • Working With God

    Contributed by Gary Macdonald on Nov 1, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 11,437 views

    If God is present in all things, what is he doing? What is he up to? More importantly, how do I experience him in my life? How do I perceive him?

  • Appeals For Preachers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 14, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,632 views

    Aim to meet the felt, perceived, and real needs of your audience through the ministry of the word of God. b). Aim to inform, persuade, and to inspire your congregation to commitment to Christ, to the church, and to service. c). Aim to eliminate peop

    GOALS AND APPEALS IN PREACHING 1. The Goal of Preaching 2 Cor. 5:18-20 contains the summary purposes of preaching: a). To communicate the revelation of God contained in His word and relate it to the needs of the people. b). To beseech people to be reconciled to God. This means that ...read more

  • Challenging Questions Concerning Christ

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 14, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 3,228 views

    It is possible to know someone for many years and yet not have truly perceived the intricate qualities of their real person. The same is true of the relationship between the saint and the Savior. Have we grasped who He is?

    Challenging Questions Concerning Christ Text: John 14: 8-10 Intro: It is amazing sometimes that we humans can be so familiar with something or someone and yet somehow be oblivious to its or their real nature. It seems so contradictory to know, and yet not to know, at the same ...read more

  • Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up. Series

    Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jan 22, 2004
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,246 views

    The first in a series on the life of Jesus through the book of John. Many things influence our perception of Jesus. This sermon attempts to open our eyes to the real Jesus vs. the Jesus we may have perceived him to be.

    Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up John 1:1-18 The other day as I sat at my desk I was talking on the phone, communicating by Instant Messenger and answering email all at the same time. I also had the radio playing in the background. It was during this time that I glanced down at my Bible ...read more

  • To Build A Fire

    Contributed by Jim Grinnell on Dec 31, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,063 views

    like Jesus, we need to not only look, but to really see men, that is, perceive and understand the deep longings in men who are without God … in short … “what are they seeking?”

    To Build a Fire September 2, 2001 Read John 1:35-39a and 2 Tim. 4:5 I want to bring an exhortation on evangelism today, but rather than stress our responsibility to evangelize, I want to do it by thinking deeply about the nature of man. When it comes down to “doing the work of an evangelist” ...read more

  • That I May Know Him

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 72 ratings
     | 11,554 views

    Let us choose to know (ginosko - understand, perceive and experientially learn) more about Christ instead of merely settling for an intellectual knowledge (oida) about the Lord Jesus.

    That I May Know Him (Phil. 3:10-14) Today, many people are determined to get a promotion, a higher degree or a better 401 K plan. Many students are determined to get good grades. As the election year heats up we hear about hundreds of politicians who are determined to get elected to important ...read more

  • Addressing The Proud Person As Jesus Would

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 6, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,782 views

    The Lord Jesus was the Master in approaching people at the point of their need. He knew how to move from a person’s felt need to their perceived need to their human need as a gateway to their spiritual need.

    Addressing the Proud Person as Jesus Would (Luke 7:30-50) Illustration:The pride of your heart has deceived you. --Obadiah 1:3. As the story goes, Muhammad Ali looked up with that saucy grin of his and said in a slow, gravelly voice, "Superman don’t need no seatbelt!" Without missing a ...read more

  • Sharing Places

    Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on May 16, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 653 views

    A look at how the world would see us if Christ’s heart were to complete reside in our body for one day with nothing else changed. How would we be perceived.

    Sharing Places Scripture Ref: Philippians 2:1-5 Ephesians 4:20-24 Other Ref.: The Bible Knowledge Commentary 1. Introduction a. In 1983 a movie starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd and entitled Trading Places was released. b. In the movie, two millionaire commodity brokers wager a bet ...read more