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
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.
Paris Reidhead preaches what could be called one of the most influntial sermons of the 20th century. The real point of this sermon is an indictment of individuals and organizations practising humanism behind a mask of Christianity! "This sermon should be preached on a regular basis in every church in America!"
Vance Havner in this sermon shows how many Christians are getting used to the apostasy and declension in Christianity in our day. Havner calls us afresh to see the situation how God sees it and to act as light's in a perverse and wicked generation. "We're living in the closing chapter of an age dominated by the prince and powers of darkness. And men do love darkness rather than light. I want to warn you tonight the best way I know how. Of a slow and subtle and sinister brainwashing process."
David Wilkerson delivers a very sobering message on the reality of hell. Barely any preachers these days would even dare to preach on this subject but how sad that falls from the new testament normal of hell as a normal doctrine taught and discussed. Jesus spoke of hell more then heaven, listen carefully and know that there is a eternal hell.
Erlo Stegen speaks of the need for the work of the cross in the life of the believer before we can experience pentecost. He speaks of the true fruit of what a crucified life bears witness of. There are two classes of people, those that are crucified to their wills and lusts or those that are enemies of this cross. Many who profess to be Christians have not crucified their wills and accepted the way of God fully.
Willie Mullan shares with a burden of the Holy Spirit on the prophet Haggai. He preaches against worldliness in the Church and exalts a Holy God. At times his preaching is bold and strong! We need such preaching in our day. He shows how the prophet Haggai was a powerful preacher of righteousness with great historical background on the passage of scripture in Haggai 1:1-11.
Derek Prince speaks on the sober reality that we must all approach Jesus Christ as Judge! He clearly teaches that Judgement begins at the house of God as Scripture says. There is much important truth in this message that is very timely to the spiritual situation in America.
Tozer speaks at a Alliance Conference on the a topic of discerning whether or not a experience or new doctrine is truly from God. He outlines and gives 5-6 reasons how we can surely know if it is from God: Does it glorify Christ? does it magnify Christ? Can it be found in the Bible? Does it promote unity and love for the brethren? This is a worthwhile teaching to hear and re-listen to.
Erlo Stegen delivers a heart searching message on the person of Christ. Woe to us who have God's Word and are not transformed to hear and obey it. Sundar Singh said that salt dissolved in water may disappear but it doesn't cease to exist. We may be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise the indwelling Christ may be realised by His love He imparts to us.
Leonard Ravenhill speaks on the dire need of a modern day pentecost upon the church. The one great need of the church is holiness but the one great problem is uncleaness. America is facing the judgement of God having over 250,000 professional preachers yet the nation is not moved to God. Hear this strong appeal to move ourselves out of complancy to a vital relationship with God and the Word of God.
Keith Daniel gives a unction-filled message, expounding the "King's Highway" - the path God led Moses and the Israelites on as they passed through the heathen nations enroute to their Land of Promise. Keith warns of the consequences to those who divert from this highway of God's righteousness and purity to go down to visit the devil's territories.