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
Scientists say that when you look at pornography there are chemicals that are automatically released in the brain which changes the brain in such a way that it alters it's structure. Porn rewires you. Adam and Eve didn't know they were naked, but when they sinned they became aware of it and were ashamed. God Himself then slaughtered an animal and clothed them with the skins. This was a pointer towards the time when Jesus would be slaughtered for our sins on the Cross. The Bible says marriage should be honoured by all and the marriage bed undefiled, for God will judge the adulterers (Hebrews 13:4). Pornography is an evil drug, worse than dagga (marijuana) and many other drugs. Looking at pornography makes you a slave to it. It's easier to stop smoking or drinking than to get free from pornography.
Zac Poonen shares on the powerful subject of the authority of Apostle Paul and his ministry. He shares many truths of how the apostle paul had special authority in his life. This is the first message of seven on this subject. He begins with explaining how Paul realized he was a bondslave of Jesus Christ. The great need in the church today is the authority and presence of God in assembly meetings and persons.
Brother Denny Kenaston shares on the radical history of the Moravian movement and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in 1727. He recounts of how God worked in the past and exhorts believers in our day to believe God for great things and for Him to use us in our local areas in similar ways for the glory of God.
Katz here expounds upon and builds his message upon the story of the rich man’s confrontation with Jesus. Alot of us are in a much lesser place with God, because we have not understood the totality, the radical demand, the utterness of the whole commitment to God that constitutes entry into the kingdom and also entry into life. Have you yet come to the totality that is intrinsic to the call of God.
Brother Dick Brogden shares a passionate prophetic cry at the 100 year centennial of the Assemblies of God movement. He calls for a modern missions movement of those who are crucified to self, willing to suffer, and share in the work of the Spirit for the evangelization of the peoples groups in the world. Multitudes are still unreached in the middle east and many other countries, may we share the burden of the Holy Spirit as He is preparing His bride.
In this study, Pastor Cymbala gives Biblical illustrations of how God led King David and the Apostle Paul in their decisions. God provides the same leading today as we face forks in the road of life. As you listen allow God to speak to your heart and open your heart to depend on Him more to guide you in every decision in life.
At present, I mean to speak to you principally on the meaning of the word, 'castaway'. At some previous times I have spoken to you on the subject of an eternal hell — on the worm that never dies, and the fire that is never quenched; but there is one part of the subject I have passed over, namely, the mental agonies of hell, and that is a castaway. The word 'castaway' is supposed to be taken from workers of metals; you know there is a part of the metal which comes out of the furnace which is called dross, which is of no manner of use and is cast away. The same word is sometimes translated 'reprobate'. Those of you in this congregation who will be cast away will be found to be but dross, 'reprobate silver shall men call them' (Jeremiah 6:30)
Jim Cymbala gives a wonderful message on the Gibeonites. He clearly shows that Satan wants to deceive us and he warns against false prophets. Satan uses masks to disguise true intentions. Let's be vigilant, walk close to God and read His word. A powerful word that will set us free and encourage us to walk in victory with our Lord.
We are in desperate need of genuine leadership-broken, humble men-men who are not afraid to admit that they need God; men who are more worried about prayer than about status and recognition; men who petition God rather than position themselves. The state of the family today is disheartening. Men have largely forsaken their God-given role as spiritual leaders in their homes…that, no one can deny.
Out of the 8th Chapter of Amos, Wilkerson preaches a prophetic message for the Church today. This is not a famine of bread or a thirst for water but is a famine from the Word of the Lord. He speaks of shepherds who do not preach on sin and just preach messages to comfort people in their sins. There is a great need for burning bush preachers who have been in the presence of God and minister the Word of the Lord in a day of famine.
Art Katz speaks on the very important issue of loving the truth and weighing such with modern revival movements where experience is elevated beyond the truth and God it represents. He gives a prophetic cautionary word towards the Toronto blessing as a new supposed revival movement and gives Biblical truth to help us navigate these muddied waters. Do you have a love of the truth? Loving the God of truth?
Listen to this first-hand account of the Lewis Revival during the early 1950s. Duncan Campbell was God's instrument in this extraordinary awakening. In this tape Campbell recounts point-by-point this three-year movement of the Holy Spirit over the Hebrides Islands. Thousands were converted, conviction overwhelmed villages, outward sin disappeared, and prayer meetings were packed! Your heart will be thrilled as you listen to this tape about this heaven-sent revival in Lewis.
Asked why he was used of the Lord so greatly in China, Hudson Taylor replied, 'God had looked long for a man weak enough, and He found me.' He takes the weak things of the world to confound the mighty. Spiritual wisdom does not come with years; neither does maturity. The key to both is obedience. Whatsoever He saith unto YOU, do it.
Being the Bride of Christ has everything to do with one’s identification with the One who is “acquainted with sorrows,” and it is through being joined with Him in the fellowship of His sufferings that we are fitted for our bridal role.
"You can never have the fruit until the blossom is gone, and it takes terrible winds to get rid of the blossom in order to bring on the fruit." If you are in struggles or trials and feel things are not going the way you want them to go. Take the time to listen to this. It is only 22 minutes long delivered by Sparks in 1955, but it is of eternal value for them that has ears to hear. Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.