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  • Spiritual Scrutiny

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 8, 2003
    based on 105 ratings
     | 6,752 views

    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

  • Testing The Truth

    Contributed by Brad Rigney on May 6, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,392 views

    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

  • A Spiritual Spring Housecleaning

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 86 ratings
     | 9,741 views

    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

  • We Need To Talk! Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,426 views

    This sermon notes the kind of commitment that the early church had and the kind of commiment it takes to build a church today.

    We Need to Talk! Acts 4:32-5:11; Matthew 6:19-24 March 10, 2002 Intro: A. [Isn’t it Strange?, unknown author, submitted by Jerry Pearcy] Isn’t it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping? Isn’t ...read more

  • Beware Of False Prophets Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 7,929 views

    John warns the church against listening to those in false ministries.

    PREWARNED & PREPARED - I JOHN 4:1-6 I came across a list of ANAGRAMS(rearrange letters of one word or phrase to form another) DORMITORY – Dirty Room/DESPERATION-A rope ends it THE MORSE CODE-Here come dots SLOT MACHINES-Cash lost in em ELEVEN PLUS TWO-Twelve plus one ASTRONOMER-Moon ...read more

  • Ephesus

    Contributed by Ken Gilmore on Jun 20, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,874 views

    What God expects from a church is often different from what the Church thinks he expects. This was true at Ephesus and is true at many other churches.

    Rev 2:1-7 Introduction: -Seven Golden Candlesticks are the seven churches. -Seven stars are their ministers -Why only seven of the churches – why not Troas, Miletus, Colosse, or Hieropolis? -These seven letters contain messages valuable to our church. Let us identify what God loves about ...read more

  • What Satan, Society And A Savior Can Do For A Man

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,425 views

    Different reactions to sin oppression

    INTRODUCTION: Read Story from Mark 5 TEXTUAL IDEA: The story of the healing of the demon possessed man shows us much about the relationship demons have with man and Christ. SERMON IDEA: What Satan, Society and a Savior Can Do For a Man NEED: To develop healthy spiritual ...read more

  • Under Attack!

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Jun 27, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 7,298 views

    Standing strong under fire.

    Today we are going to look at practical steps for standing strong when you are under attack! We will be using Christ’s temptation in the wilderness as our backdrop. Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil. Matthew 4:1 (NLT) The first ...read more

  • The Effective Christian Walk

    Contributed by Chanon Mullens on Apr 6, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,918 views

    Keeping Focus on the Mission

    1. QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT • Quench means to: “extinguish” or “suppress” “to cool” • In our soul the Holy Spirit is represented by fire • Quenching the Spirit takes place when we do not allow the fullness of the Spirit in our lives • How do we quench the Spirit? a. Being out of the will of ...read more

  • The Seven Churches Of Revelation

    Contributed by Larry Cockerham on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 18,488 views

    The seven churches are representative of the church as a whole; the number seven symbolizing completion or perfection.

    Most students are eager to get into the action of Revelation as soon as possible. Therefore they tend to skip over chapters two and three in the Book of Revelation without realizing their importance. But the churches give us an almost inexhaustible storehouse of wisdom and knowledge. The seven ...read more

  • Returning To Your First Love Series

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Feb 17, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,416 views

    Examines why we do what we do in the church, ie. the heart behind the actions.

    RETURNING TO YOUR FIRST LOVE In a speech before parliament, the 18th century British statesman, Edmund Burke said, “Very seldom does a man take one giant step from a life of virtue & goodness into a life of vice and corruption. Usually, he begins his journey into evil by taking little steps ...read more

  • Beware: Falsehood Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,633 views

    It’s our job as Christians to appraise viewpoints as to whether they come from God or some other source. We need spiritual discernment to assess the validity of voices we hear.

    Sermon Series on First John, “Collecting Evidence of Faith” “Beware: Falsehood” I John 4:1-6 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I enjoy watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS. One of the show’s most famous discoveries was a Seymour mahogany card table ...read more

  • When Integrity Matters Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Jan 13, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,191 views

    My brothers and my sister there should come a time in your lives when our integrity matters. Being that we are now the children of the Most High God, we should act like it.

    WHEN INTEGRITY MATTERS ACTS 5:1-11 My brothers and my sister there should come a time in your lives when our integrity matters. Being that we are now the children of the Most High God, we should act like it. I heard a story this week about a lady that wanted ...read more

  • Is It Ok To Judge?

    Contributed by Derek Richard on Sep 4, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,887 views

    In this sermon I hope to help people understand what Jesus intended for us to learn from these verses. Is it ok to judge and if so with what attitude are we to do it?

    Matthew 7:1-5 Have any of you ever made a mistake before? This week I found some pretty interesting times when people made big mistakes. Mike Grady played third base for the New York Giants in 1895. In one played he (1) muffed a routine grounder, (2) overthrew first-base, (3) dropped the ...read more

  • Keep Your Promise To Serve The Lord

    Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 95 ratings
     | 11,307 views

    Encouragement to believers to keep the promise they made to follow Jesus for the rest of their lives. Dangers of breaking covenant with God are highlighted.

    Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa. E-Mail: Mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk Note to the reader: If you have been blessed with this sermon compilation, I would be honoured to receive an e-mail from ...read more