SermonIndex.net Classics Podcast
Summary: The work and ministry of SermonIndex can be encapsulated in this one word: Revival. Concepts such as Holiness, Purity, Christ-Likeness, Self-Denial and Discipleship are hardly the goal of much modern preaching. Thus the main thrust of the speakers and articles on the website encourage us towards a reviving of these missing elements of Christianity
Pastor Jim Cymbala shares an excellent message on having true religion that God approves of. In especially a time of Lent in the Christian Calendar this is a searching message to ask ourselves if our priorities are right. When Fasting are we still quarrelling, full of strife?
Leonard Ravenhill expounds of the passage by St. James, "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." And applies this to ask for a life of surrender and repentance. Excellent message to introspect and consider your life as from the dust and to the dust, let us surrender our life to the Lord.
Bishop Stewart shares his passion for a work of revival. He speaks clearly on the main goal and focus of revival namely, Jesus Christ Himself. He speaks on how the traditions of the Church reinforce this and speak of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and its implications in our own lives. He also shares the role of God the Holy Spirit in revival.
Francis Chan speaks on a very important subject of Church Unity and the sacredness of the Church. This message warns as the Scripture does: "If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred." In the body of Christ in North America especially there is a great need to hear this message. To see God's people as holy and all of us as a body of Christ together and not to bite and devour one another as we are wounding Christ Himself who we share in.
Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which is at Ephesus, in Asia, deservedly most happy, being blessed in the greatness and fullness of God the Father, and predestinated before the ages of time, that it should be always for an enduring and unchangeable glory, being united and elected through the true passion by the will of the Father, and Jesus Christ, our God: Abundant happiness through Jesus Christ, and His undefiled grace.
You don’t want revival—it will ruin your schedule, your dignity, your image, and your reputation as a person who is ‘well balanced.’ Men will weep throughout the congregation. Women will wail because of the travail of their own souls. Young adults will cry like children at the magnitude of their sin. With the strength of My presence, the worship team will cease playing. Time will seem to stand still. You won’t be able to preach because of the emotions flooding your own soul. You’ll struggle to find words, but only find tears. Even the most dignified and reserved among you will be broken and humbled as little children. The proud and self righteous will not be able to stand in My presence. The doubter and unbeliever will either run for fear or fall on their knees and worship Me—there can be no middle ground. The church will never be the same again. Do you really want revival?
Pastor Fitch shows that once God has revealed His will to us we should do it and nothing else and if you have not heard specific instructions from the Lord then we are to do what the Word of God commands. Once God had revealed His will to us we must do it regardless of the consquences.
This is a powerful sermon on "drinking the cup" and baptism of the holy spirit in a way far different from the meaning that is often heard. It's a long sermon but it's worth the hour. Luke 12:49-50 "I have a baptism..." "I am come to send fire on earth." Ravenhill speak in this video of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Baptism of Christ sufferings. This lecture was spoken at last days ministries to a crowd of students. This is a very convicting and passionate video of Ravenhill it is highly recommended.
At a Brooklyn Tabernacle prayer meeting, Pastor Cymbala presented an exhortation about being led and controlled by the Holy Spirit. A excellent message sharing the role of the Holy Spirit in the Church and His role in the life of the believer. Cymbala shares 3 different aspects of the work of the Holy Spirit.
Joe Root challenges us with this powerful message given at a large youth gathering. The almighty sovereign God has given us the gift of our own will, but God is a God of relationship. He wants us, out of our own will and choice, to hand over the keys of our will to Him! He's waiting! What will you do with the keys of your will?
Dean Taylor speaks on the biblical subject of non-violence following in the spirit of Christ and His teaching. Hear again some of the wonderful commands of Christ from Scriptures. He gives encouragements on becoming a soldier of the Lord to follow Christ passionately.
The decline of obedience to the moral laws of God in society and in the church will ultimately bring upon themselves the redemptive judgments of God. Art examines the root of the offense as seen from Gods viewpoint in His dealings with Israel in the time of Phinehas and Moses.
Are our hearts focused on Christ alone or other things? Paul Washer shares the ultimate important goal of Christian life is to experience and know God Himself. We should never allow ministry or gifts or other experiences to take away from our devotion to God Himself. Christ is the true vine, He is our source of life, fulfillment and joy.
William Macdonald shares on the topic of backslidding. A great searching message on this needful topic and a warning to us lest we feel we stand, we fall. This message will be a safety and encouragement to your walk with Jesus Christ.
J. Glyn Owen speaks about what true religion is. He speaks of the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer and not simply a holding to doctrinal viewpoints but the life of God through us, His power. God manifests His purpose through believers to see His salvation reach others. He shares that our experience of power with God is not a selfish personal experience but for God's greater purpose. Lastly he ties in the Gospel and shares that this is God's ultimate larger picture beyond our own personal experiences for ourselves.