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  • Test The Spirits Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 28, 2013
    based on 13 ratings

    You test the spirit behind religious teachers by knowing the truth & walking in the Spirit of Truth. You need to know how to walk in the Spirit of God & test the spirits because there are many deceiving spirits in the world today.

    1 JOHN 4: 1-6 TEST THE SPIRITS [1 Peter 2:1-10] Close to the BATTLE LINES during the Korean War a sentry was walking his post one night. He heard a sound in the darkness, and he challenged, "Halt! Who goes there? Friend or foe?" A voice replied, "Friend!" The sentry said, "Repeat the ...read more

  • Test The Spirits

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 12 ratings

    We should no blindly accept everything that we hear, rather we should go and study the Bible before we make a decision

    1 John 4:1-6 Test the Spirits Introduction A. It is almost the end of the school year B. Such a joyous time for all kids and teachers C. What normally happens at the end of the school year D. It is called finals E. Test based on everything that you were suppose to learn throughout the ...read more

  • Test Every Spirit Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on May 31, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Lesson 8 in a series of expository lessons from 1 John

    Test Every Spirit 1 John 4:1-6 I. Introduction A. Harmonica Lessons 1. A young Texas engineer was sent to Ireland to work for two years. a) He accepted the assignment for the extra money that was needed to put a down payment on a house after his wedding. b) His fiancé remained in Texas to ...read more

  • Dear Friends...test The Spirits

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on May 4, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    EASTER 6(B) - Dear friends, believers, are to test the spirits in order to recognize the Spirit of God and then listen to the Spirit of God.

    DEAR FRIENDS…TEST THE SPIRITS (Outline) 1 JOHN 4:1-11 - May 1, 2005 - EASTER 6 INTRO: Today’s text talks about tests. As believers we are to put those entrusted with the message of salvation to the test. The message from God that men proclaim is to be just that – God’s message. The only ...read more

  • Spiritual Scrutiny

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 8, 2003
    based on 105 ratings

    Test the Spirits!

    Spiritual Scrutiny 1st John 4:1 – 6 Jeff Hughes I. Introduction a. False teaching is a fatal disease that has spread to become an epidemic in the church. It can choke the life out of those seeking God, and can cripple believers by disillusionment and discouragement. b. A main purpose of ...read more

  • Who Do You Believe? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 30, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    We are called to test the spirits, we cannot blindly follow every teacher.

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 • When a person decides to go on a search for truth, a search to find God where do they turn? • If you are trying to grow in your relationship with Christ, where do you turn, who do you listen to? • When the critics attack our faith, when the liberal scholars launch ...read more

  • Wolves In Sheep's Clothing Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 27, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    John gave his readers to tests to determine the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. Every generation needs to continue to test the spirits to see if they are from God.

    Introduction: A. How many of you enjoy ANAGRAMS? 1. What is an anagram? It is “a word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase.” 2. Here are a few that I thought you might enjoy. 3. DORMITORY = Dirty Room 4. THE MORSE CODE = Here Come Dots 5. SLOT MACHINES = ...read more

  • Testing The Truth

    Contributed by Brad Rigney on May 6, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon looks at the call by John to Test the Spirits and how we can do that today. It introduces and challenges people to test the Da Vinci Code book and movie through the what we learn in the passage.

    Testing Truth 1John 4:1-6 Intro.: A. Ecclesiastes 1:9, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” That is certainly true of parenthood (as I raise my kids, it is interesting to see and hear some of the same excuses I gave my ...read more

  • Putting It To The Test Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 15, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    We must put to the test what we hear to determine if it is from God.

    Putting It To The Test Text: 1 Jn. 4:1-6 Introduction 1. Illustration: As the Union Pacific Railroad was being constructed, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the West. Wanting to test the bridge, the builder loaded a train with enough extra cars and equipment ...read more

  • A Spiritual Spring Housecleaning

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 86 ratings

    Let us give thought this springtime to a spiritual housecleaning that will be pleasing to God and a blessing to ourselves.

    A SPIRITUAL SPRING HOUSECLEANING “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Thy word.” Psalm 119:9 The weather in our area has been so beautiful the past several days that many of us have been inspired to take spring housecleaning seriously. It is amazing how ...read more

  • "Who's Got The Last Laugh?!"

    Contributed by Kevin Smith on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    As Christians, we must realize that no matter what we go through and face in life concerning the enemy, that ultimately we as believers will have ultimate victory through Jesus Christ...

    I. Introduction: -One of the ways the enemy tries to attack us is by giving us a spirit of defeat, and of hopelessness and powerlessness. -Truth be told though, God has given us power over the enemy AND the ultimate victory! -So how do we claim the power and ultimate victory God has given ...read more

  • Proclaiming The Gospel Of The Kingdom

    Contributed by Chanon Mullens on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    Our duty as a Christian

    1. WE MUST PROTECT OURSELVES • VS 16 • We have been sent out by Jesus to proclaim the kingdom of God • In doing that we are exposed to the fiery darts of Satan • Unless the sheep are protected by the Shepherd in the midst of the wolves they will be devoured • How do we protect ourselves in the ...read more

  • How Does God Speak To Us Today?

    Contributed by Shane Williams on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 104 ratings

    Does God speak to us today? If he does, how does he speak?

    Most people today who claim to be Christians also claim to have a close association with the Father. These people vary greatly in their religious backgrounds and in their desire to please the Lord. From time to time you hear about some of these people who have a religious "experience". What ...read more

  • Blind Guides Of The Blind

    Contributed by Shane Williams on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 134 ratings

    There is so much confusion in religion today that some people just don't know where to turn. Are the majority of these groups paying close attention to the doctrine or teaching of Christ?

    "Blind Guides Of The Blind" "And after He called the multitude to Him, He said to them, "Hear, and understand. "Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man." Then the disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that ...read more

  • The Difference

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 23 ratings

    Many claim to offer truth. The ability to recognize error is easier than you might think and is essential to your Christian witness.

    THE DIFFERENCE—Deuteronomy 13:1-5 Not of no consequence but powerfully delusive. A large company offers to fly Bob out to a meeting business class. During the return flight they were given gourmet brownies and cookies. Not hungry, Bob decides to save them for later, so he places them in an air ...read more