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
Jim Cymbala gives a down to earth talk on the theme of biblical revival in this message. He gives clear admonition in regards to this theme from Scripture. Revival is not evangelism it is a spiritual renewal of believers who are in a state of carnality and lukewarmness. May God give us a renewed desire for God's people and His Church to be revived in our day.
Bill Mcleod powerfully shares on Jesus training the twelve disciples showing all the ways Jesus trained them. He shares many lessons for our walk with Jesus Christ daily in our day. Are you seeing your need before God today? For the Holy Spirit with prevailing prayer?
Chuck Smith gives three characteristics that God is looking for in people that have a desire to serve Him. God wants us to be the people of prayer, faith, and not seeking glory for ourselves, but to give glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. Chuck reminds us that God has to prepare a vessel first for the work that He already ordained that should be accomplished for Him. God first must work in us before He can work through us.
The Lord is concerned over his Bride. He's urging by his Holy Spirit his Bride to be preparing, getting ready to leave, wean yourself from the things of this world now. It's going to be an ordinary day, when people are just going about their buisness as usual when he comes, just as it was in Noah's and Lot's day. You have been made ruler over your house; are you watching for their souls as one who must give account?
Tozer powerfully delivers a message on the Holy character of God. This is a doctrine and truth that he shares has been lost in our day of humanistic christianity. We have lost the sense of the awful and awesome presence of God. He is not to be feared anymore but to played with and cuddled. May God revive to the church a healthy respect of this Holy God we worship.
The date delivered was 05/01/1959. This message brings to light the stories of Elijah and Elisha, as well as John the Baptist. It is easy to become offended at God when He moves in ways that we do not expect -- especially if He does not seem to be moving at all! But, our heart's cry should be to know Him. If this is the case, we will never be offended, no matter how "forgotten" we feel. Even our master Jesus exclaimed many times through the gospels 'blessed is he who is not offended in me'.
K.P. Yohannan gives a passionate appeal to what really matters in life. In just a few years when we are all before the Lord, the things this brother shares will matter the most. Oh may we hear the Spirit of God through this brother and repent and change. May we believe in an eternal hell truly and its implications.
Steve Gallagher delivers a very solemn message on unconverted believers in the modern church. Jesus concluded His fabulous Sermon on the Mount with four parables-each contrasting the fate of genuine saints with that of false Christians. In this powerful message, Steve vividly paints a picture of the horror psuedo-believers will experience at Judgement when they hear the terrifying words, "Depart from Me..."
Brother K.P. Yohannan preaches with passion and burden for us to realize we are not our own but have been bought with a price. He calls for those that will follow Christ in whole-hearted devotion and live for His approval alone. There is a lost and dying world going to Hell and need to hear the Gospel and see it clearly in our lives.
Here we are confronted by one of America’s foremost, modern, “prophets” as he deals with several of church’s most fundamental truths: the fear of God, and the Holy Spirit—and we find his message greeted largely with silence. He crosses all denominational lines, and spares no one. Yet, when he is finished, and we look at ourselves and the North American church one cannot but wonder what will become of us if, as the brother points out, the church doesn’t get its act together. Can we really hope to survive, as a nation and as a people, if we continue to prefer our denominational dogmas, in the place of Scripture? The ramifications of this sermon are devastating.
Brother Zac shares from the famous phrase of the missionary C.T. Studd: "Only One life will soon be past, only what is done for Christ will last." He shares the need not only to do things in the Name of Christ but to do them in the calling and power of Christ's life in us. A powerful needed message towards especially those in ministry or pastoring.
Paul Washer powerfully shares an exposition of Romans chapter 12 verse 1 on offering our life as a true sacrifice to God. He clearly shows that it must in light of the work of mercy and justification that God offers through His Son Jesus Christ. This is a powerful message calling for full surrender and holiness to the Lord.
Brother Hans Waldvogel shares powerfully that salvation is in the person of Jesus Christ. Not in sects, denominations or specific doctrines or theology. But in the blood and work of Christ and His indwelling us by the Spirit. May God bring us to a place of reality in our walk with Jesus.
According to the scriptures, we should have on "the whole armor of God" in order to be able to "stand in the evil day." That day is now, and it is no secret that God's people are not dressed in His whole armor. Also, the scriptures show time and again, that as believers we shall give account of our lives to God. Today, there is no teaching of responsibility with accountability for the believer. God's people are not prepared to stand in the evil day, or to meet God to give an account of responsibility.
This is a powerful burdened message preached at a Baptist Conference in Texas around 1990. Ravenhill shares on the burden for a unction, anointing and power from above to rest upon the Church. He speaks for 2 whole hours sharing his burden for revival. Do we have the fire of God in our life's?