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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
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.
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.