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
God is looking for men and women that are not seeking to glorify themselves, but to give glory to God. People that begin to take glory for themselves soon become unusable by God. God can set us aside in a hurry. We should have no personal ambitions for greatness if we want to be used by God.
For the Scripture declares: “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.” The question is, are we weak enough for God to call and use us? Are we empty of all the traditions of religious men so that we can learn from the Lord Himself? This is the way of the Lord. God is looking for a Gideon’s army of those that are willing to trust fully in His power and not in any might or power of their own. God uses nobodies that will trust Him implicitly and fully. Are you going to be part of this Gideon’s army today?
E.A. Johnston shares a powerful prophetic message on the state of the American Church and the current apostasy. He shares on how churches have been influenced by the world and the pulpits have lost the seriousness of the fear of the Lord. He states that churches can now damn people and not save them when they do not preach an pure gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of the apostate church speaks of the gospel of comfortable christianity.
This is not so much a teaching as it is the groanings of a burdened heart to exalt God above man to His rightful place in revival. Campbell shared several practical "principles that govern spiritual quickening." The differences between a God-sent revival and the man-centered evangelistic means of his day are truly heart-searching for anyone engaged in work to save men's souls. Since God's sovereignty does not nullify man's responsibility, Campbell admonished his hearers to be "agents of revival" that take God up on "His covenant engagement" in prayer and staying close to the heart of the Shepherd.
Brother Edgar shares a convicting message from the exhortation of brother Paul the Apostle to be a living sacrifice. He shares the old Testament type of what a sacrifice is and how the Lord is calling us in the New Covenant to be a sacrifice for our Lord. He shares many sins and reasons why we do not allow ourselves to be a sacrifice.
In these last days, God is doing a work that will impact the world. He is training a holy remnant that will be solely dedicated to God and His work during these last days. God is raising up a people who are committed to him and his cause who are a holy remnant, and who are steadfast and sure of their God. Eli was judged soft on sin and allowed wickedness in the tabernacle at Shiloh; even his own sons. Today, the church world is a laughing stock because of wickedness in the house of God, there is no power or spiritual authority, no presence of the Lord in many churches. But there is an unseen remnant of people, who would surprise you, because they are not prominent, or well known, but they are shut in with and hearing a word from God. And the word is prepare, for judgment is coming.
Brother Steve shares a powerful burdened message from the Lord particularly to the Church in America. He shares a prophetic call to repentance for believers to leave Sodom and Gomorrah in their hearts. There is a great need for preaching on sin, powerful prophetic messages that will lay hearts bare before a Holy God. Judgment day will come for all, we must live in light of it.
Brother Zac shares about New Covenant Churches that hold the truth and mystery of the Gospel. These truths only come through revelation from the Holy Spirit from God. There is a great difference to build a Church simply on good ideas and fellowship or on revelation from God. He explains on the body of Christ work in local bodies a fellowship where there is life.
Brother E.A. Johnston speaks on the silence of the Church in the midst of a sin depraved society. He speaks of a time of persecution coming in North America to the Church. Worldliness has prevailed in the Church and no power of the Spirit present. There is a time needed of great repentance for the Church of God.
Brian Long shares a powerful message on the Humility of Christ. He reads this message on a prayer revival conference call. Hear afresh the humility of our precious Lord and how this challenges us to follow in His ways. Brian Long is the pastor of Cornerstone Community Church of Barnsdall and can be contacted at: barnsdallcornerstone.com
It began when Pastor Steve felt the Lord impress a message into his heart which he in turn translated into his own vernacular: "Christians are crazy if they don't immerse themselves in My Word while they still can." The world is becoming increasingly darker. Random murders and bizarre weather patterns are becoming commonplace. But the "perilous times" of the last days are not physical but spiritual. Satan's power to deceive and seduce are growing every day. It is critical that we spiritually prepare ourselves.
Brother K.P. Yohannan shares powerful principles on how to work in God's spiritual kingdom. There is a great need to see God's work as God sees it. And be a part of God's work in God's way. There are many timeless thoughts and ideas in this message that will help any ministry or fellowship to continue in God's grace and purposes.
There is a spiritual wall that separates those who are truly serving God and those who are bringing carnality into His church. If God is going to be honored in this generation we must begin to rebuild the testimony of Christ in our lives. You may ask yourself how does this happen? How do I begin to rebuild this wall? The first thing we do is apply the truth of God's Word to every area of our life where we are not in agreement with Him. Secondly, we must remove the rubble in our homes that has blocked the door to the prayer closet. Lastly, call our children by example into the work of God. Suddenly there will be a people arise and begin to build according the ways of God and they will do it all for His honor!
Brother Denny Kenaston shares his burden on the coming persecution that will come in the end times but very possibly soon to Christianity world-wide. He clearly shows biblically that if we are of the kingdom of Christ the kingdom of this world will be in opposition against us. We need to prepare for this and prepare to love our enemies and share the Gospel.
Brian Long passionately shares on the vital subject of coming persecution to the Church in North America. From the book of Habbukuk he shares how the prophet struggled with coming judgment in his day and we must accept the same in our day. He also gives the solution of the great truth of the true baptism of the Holy Spirit for to reach the lost world and make disciples. This message is needful to be heard by the whole Church in this hour.