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  • False Prophets And Faithful Priests Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    13th in First John Series

    FALSE PROPHETS AND FAITHFUL PRIESTS 1 John 4:1-6 INTRO: Here is a word of warning which the Lord God gives to us about the danger of false prophets. It is a warning from God that we are not to believe everything we hear even though it may come from supposedly Christian sources. ILLUS: Teaching more

  • Beloved, Try The Spirits

    Contributed by Timothy Shumer on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 6 ratings

    In Ch.1 John established that we have fellowship with the Father through the Son, and we demonstrate the reality of that fellowship: to the world; and to our self (assurance) - by living a holy life. In ch.2 & 3 we enlarged on the idea of the assurance of

    A habit of devout fellowship with God is the spring of all our life, and the strength of it. <Henry Edward Manning, British Cardinal, 1808-1892> + That should be the goal of our Christian walk + And that was our stated reason for starting this series from 1 John + [1:3] = Horizontal AND vertical more

  • Spiritual Scrutiny

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 105 ratings

    Test the Spirits!

    Spiritual Scrutiny 1st John 4:1 – 6 Jeff Hughes I. Introduction a. False teaching is a fatal disease that has spread to become an epidemic in the church. It can choke the life out of those seeking God, and can cripple believers by disillusionment and discouragement. b. A main purpose of John more

  • My Very Dear Antichrist

    Contributed by Robert Baker on May 22, 2003
    based on 10 ratings

    A sermon for the 6th Sunday of Easter, series B, in the style of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. The author addresses the spirit of the Antichrist in today’s Church, particularly in reference to the Holy Scriptures.

    “My Very Dear Antichrist” 6Easter2003 1 John 4:1-11 May 25, 2003 © 2003 by the Rev. Robert C. Baker, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Vero Beach, Florida, with sincere apologies to C.S. Lewis! My very dear Antichrist, Cordial greetings in the name of our most abysmal potentate, the Prince more

  • Agapomen Allelus Series

    Contributed by David Ward on Jul 26, 2003
    based on 211 ratings

    This was the next-to-last message in a series from 1 John on John’s command to "love one another"

    "Agapomen Allelus" 1 John 4:7-21 Introduction: A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package; what food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a mousetrap! Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning, "There is a more

  • Sound Doctrine Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Mar 6, 2004
    based on 54 ratings

    Sound doctrine is important in our Christian walk. Contrary to popular belief, constant opposition to change or "liberalism" does not make one a "sound" teacher.

    Sound Doctrine 1 John 4:1—6 INTRODUCTION Comedian Jeff Foxworthy became famous for his "redneck test." A sample of this would be: 1. If you got stopped by a state trooper and when he asked if you had an I.D. You replied, "’Bout what?" You might be a redneck. 2. If you’ve ever carried a more

  • Are You Dealing With The Right Spirit?

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jul 14, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    What we have before us is a critical passage from the standpoint that it is important to discern the spirits. Whenever anyone comes to know Christ as Savior, they are immediately transported into a relationship with God... The Holy Spirit of God is our a

    ARE YOU DEALING WITH THE RIGHT SPIRIT? 1 John 4:1-6 INTRODUCTION: What we have before us is a critical passage from the standpoint that it is important to discern the spirits. Whenever anyone comes to know Christ as Savior, they are immediately transported into a relationship with God. It is a more

  • Dueling Spirits Series

    Contributed by David Ward on Aug 1, 2003
    based on 20 ratings

    BIG IDEA: How can we recognize false prophets? By what they say, and by who listens to them.

    “Dueling Spirits” 1 John 4:1-6 Introduction: How can you tell if someone is lying to you? [ASK] How do you spot a lie? Some people give it away in their body language--not making eye contact, for example. What about spiritual things? How can we recognize a “false prophet”? This is more more

  • Blessed Assurance - Evidence #6 Series

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jul 7, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    Continuing in our series on the ASSURANCE OF SALVATION, one of the evidences that you are a true Christian is that the believer will understand the truth and identify error.

    “BLESSED ASSURANCE” – Evidence #6 “Understanding The Truth” 1 John 2:18-27, 4:1-6 INTRODUCTION: We continue in our series on EVIDENCES of salvation that give us the ASSURANCE of salvation. You can’t base your ASSURANCE of salvation on a PAST experience … it may have been COUNTERFEIT. We are to more

  • Taking The Mystery Out Of Muslims Series

    Contributed by Mark Jackson on Aug 5, 2002
    based on 262 ratings

    In this sermon you will learn about the beginning of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, what Muslims believe and how it compares to the BIble.

    Taking The Mystery Out Of Muslims Since September 11, 2001 all of us have become very aware of the world religion called Islam. Words like jihad, ayatollah, martyr, and Allah are commonly heard on TV, radio and talked about in American households. The question is, “Who are the Muslims?” The more

  • Test The Spirits

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 14 ratings

    We should no blindly accept everything that we hear, rather we should go and study the Bible before we make a decision

    1 John 4:1-6 Test the Spirits Introduction A. It is almost the end of the school year B. Such a joyous time for all kids and teachers C. What normally happens at the end of the school year D. It is called finals E. Test based on everything that you were suppose to learn throughout the year F. They more

  • The Problem Of False Prophets

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 40 ratings

    with 9/11 more and more kooks and false teaching are coming up - how can we be sure who is right on

    THE PROBLEM OF FALSE PROPHETS Text: 1 John 4:1-21 Original Letter circling the Internet: The date of the attack: 9/11 - 9 + 1 + 1 = 11. September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11 After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year. 119 is the area code to more

  • Are You Looking For A Cause

    Contributed by Donna Kazenske on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 7 ratings

    I’ve been amazed at how many Christians are running from church to church and from meeting to meeting looking for prophetic words from the Lord. They run around like “prophetic word addicts,” seeking out the prophets of God as if they are Holy Ghost vendi

    By: Donna J. Kazenske I’ve been amazed at how many Christians are running from church to church and from meeting to meeting looking for prophetic words from the Lord. I’ve seen those who are not content to have just one word per week; they must have more and more and more! They run around like more

  • Getting Our Bearings Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 31, 2001
    based on 129 ratings

    Two ways to get our bearings and stay on course in the spiritual journey.

    When I was a child my mom and adoptive father bought a sailboat with fantasies of sailing around the world. But first we had to learn how to sail…which included learning how to navigate. One of my earliest memories was going out in our little sailboat from Marina Del Rey, and my adoptive dad more

  • Heresies Confronted By The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 41 ratings

    Many modern errors stem from the early heresies. This study looks at what the teachers of heresy believed and how the church refuted these doctrines.

    Heresies and Heretics in the Early Church Early church fathers focused much energy on refuting heretical views that infiltrated the church. The majority of the Trinity quotes were written in response to heresy being taught within the church. A heresy is simply a doctrine that strays from the more