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
George Verwer gives a impassioned strong appeal to a group of young missionaries to give up their life's fully to the Lord Jesus Christ. He gives many allusions of warfare and being a solider and strongly shows how many Christians are not living fully towards their goal and task for being on year. This is a call to true discipleship and forsaking of the world for Christ.
Carter Conlon delivers this message for Christians that have positioned themselves in the center of two different kingdoms. The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world, Coming to the house of the Lord with a seemingly holy devotion for God and leaving the House of the Lord and having the same devotion for the things of the world. In every generation there has to be somebody that is willing to stand in the middle of the marketplace and bear the reproach of Jesus Christ.
Leonard Ravenhill discusses about when Jesus weeps over Jerusalem and applies it to the modern day need of the Church. 'The biggest tragedy in the world tonight is a sick church in a dying world, there is no hope for the world unless the Church is revived.' He specifically pleads for the Church of America to get before God in sackcloth and ashes in its present situation.
Keith Daniel gives a solemn warning to the Church of Jesus Christ in America, that we must pray before its too late. The church should not use wordly methods to win the world it will not work! The main thrust of the sermon is preached from Ephesians 6:10-18 and the emphasis is that the church needs to get into warfare on their knees. God can still change America and other nations to be God fearing and righteous again.
William P. Nicholson speaks on prayer and also not just praying but having genuine, effectual power in prayer. He puts the emphasis on the truths of God and really shows the potential in prayer. He repeats alot of scriptures and reads them with emphasis so God can really speak to our hearts concerning these truths of prayer.
Zac Poonen shares his heart plainly at a christian conference. He speaks on true discipleship and those that follow Christ and don't gather men and honor to themselves. This message is throbbing with love and unselfish desire yet has a strong rebuke and correction for many in ministry. May God allow this message to be a balm to many before that great day before God in heaven where all things will be made bare.
Zac Poonen shares with the power of the Holy Spirit a message from the heart of God that will show you real Christianity. He speaks against the hyprocrisy that is so prevalent with so many Christians. God's grace leads to holiness and godliness, that is where the peace of God is.
Alan Redpath speaks with prophetic urgency and in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Church is helpless without the power of the Holy Spirit. In a day and age of techniques and man-made programs this message is like a clarion call to the church of this day. May God impart it to this generation and let us respond to its call!
David Wilkerson expounds on 2 Peter 3:9-14. His concern for the body of Christ is not that of the hireling, but of the shepherd (John 10:12-13). He speaks on some of the current-day news headlines like the uncertainty in the MiddleEast regarding Iran and Israel, the poverty in third-world countries, genocide in Africa, and the becoming of China as a modern-day super power. He also touches slightly on a possible nuclear holocaust that could take place in the USA. "This is the time for conforming..."
Carter Conlon shares in the aftermath of 9/11 on a very important subject. Every professing Believer should hear this heart cry from the Father. It is a powerful rebuke to superficial and worldly doctrines that have crept in to the professing Church of Jesus Christ in our generation.
Keith Green shares from a modified version of a sermon from one of Charles Finney's books. The insights from this sermon are very unique and its well worth the listen. It's not necessarily the things we do that please God, but the reasons why we do them. A beautiful look at true devotion.
David Wilkerson gives a strong message with "prophetic urgency." He clearly shows that the "prosperity gospel" teaching that gain is godliness is unscriptural and a lie from hell. Surely this is a word from God to a generation of Christians in America that have swallowed this ear tickling teaching up to their demise.
Jim Cymbala shares with burden and passion on the simple message of the gospel and how many modern day Churches have forsaken these ways. We need the anointing of God in our churches we need prayer back in our churches. Cymbala preaches on many themes in this sermon and presents true apostolic christianity from the book of "Acts."
Bill McCleod shares with a burdened heart on the subject of personal revival in the Christian's life. He shares much Scripture on the command of God to be filled with the Spirit and goes through many Scriptures on reasons for us grieving and limiting God. He ends with a very powerful story of how we can stop the work of God in our lifes. He ends the sermon in tears over the state of many that are hindering God working in their lifes. A very sobering a heart-searching message.
These days are full of mass salvations and large mega churches but we have to ask ourselves what impact they are having on society and the moral virtue of these so called aherents and professors. Ernest O'Neill shares from history and the Word of God on this most important subject.