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  • Discerning The Spirits

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Nov 29, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,259 views

    Never swallow someone’s line just because he uses terms of the Christian faith. False teachers are popular with the world because they tell people what they want to hear. Here John warns the Christians who faithfully teach God’s Word will not win any popu

    Opening illustration: In an unethical selling technique called the bait-and-switch method, a retailer lures customers into his store by advertising a well-known product at a very low price. When the buyer asks to purchase it, however, he is told that it is out of stock. The salesperson then tries ...read more

  • Discernment Camp Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 27, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,414 views

    Solomon is training us to develop discernment, the ability to distinguish between truth and lies, integrity and dishonesty, foolishness and wisdom. From his words, we can draw four important principles.

    Discernment Camp (Proverbs 20:5-8) 1. Once when Red Skelton was being interviewed he was asked if he ever was at a loss for words. He hesitated a minute then said, "I dreamed I died and went to heaven. Just as I was taken before God, he sneezed...and I just didn’t know what to say to ...read more

  • Spiritual Discernment Series

    Contributed by Bruce B. Miller on Jun 7, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,221 views

    Through a study of 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, Paul will show us where to find the true secret wisdom and real spirituality.

    Spiritual Discernment 1 Corinthians 2 Would you like to know the secret to true wisdom? Would you like to find the keys to deeper living, to higher-level spirituality? From ancient times people have sought some kind of deeper, hidden special knowledge or insight that offers the key to ...read more

  • Discerning God's Will Series

    Contributed by Troy Campbell on Mar 10, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,316 views

    God's will is easy to find, learn how to discover it for yourself.

    Hearing God’s Voice – 3 “Discerning God’s Will” Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” You are going to get to know your ...read more

  • Discerning The Will Of God Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jan 17, 2015
     | 5,605 views

    We can Discern the Will of God through 1) Providence (v. 22), and 2) Planning (vv. 23–24)

    Events over that past week have derailed many plans. For the people of Suncor, Target, Sony and others, mass layoffs have radically changed family directions. For a provincial and federal standpoint, fallings prices of Oil have meant the readjustment of budgets and plans. From individual families ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,725 views

    We are warned not to partake of the Lord's Supper in an unworthy manner - that is unless we discern or recognize His body . What does this mean?

    1. Special occasions often celebrated by a special meal. The host spends much time preparing for the meal. The Lord’s Supper is a special meal in which not the host but the guests are to prepare themselves. 2. Have you prepared yourself for this meal? Did you listen to the call for ...read more

  • Discerning Truth

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,192 views

    Four ingredients on the discernment of truth.

    INTRODUCTION. A. The obvious fact is that people disagree. B. Teachings ranging from minor doctrinal error to downright apostate; from the harmless mistake to the doctrine of devils. C. Yet, every Christian wants (or should want!) to be able to separate fact from ...read more

  • Prophecy And Discernment Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 1, 2015
     | 2,339 views

    All Christians are anointed with prophetic gifts by our baptismal anointing, but before speaking for God, we must also practice discernment of spirits.

    Feast of St. John Neumann (January 5) Thirteen Days of Christmas Today St. John speaks to us of “testing the spirits.” In theological language, derived from St. Paul, this is the spiritual gift of discernment. Let’s talk about its exercise in the first century: in the ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Mar 26, 2018
     | 4,400 views

    How should the Lord's Supper be observed?

    Discerning the Body 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 God has called a people from all nations and from all classes of people. He has called them to be united together in the body of Christ. This shows the great ambition of God. People have tried to find world peace and to come together as one. After ...read more

  • Discerning The Body

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,554 views

    The Lord’s Table is a place of connection and community, not of individuality and isolation; a place where one can be understood in the midst of an overwhelming world. It is a place of acceptance.

    A number of months ago, Margaret and I had the privilege of touring Italy, along with several of you and a number of other people. It was a wonderful experience, most of it. Most of it, but not all. The part that was less than wonderful came early in the tour, when we had a few free hours ...read more

  • Courage And Discernment Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,354 views

    This is and adaptation of a book by John Maxwell on leadership.

    I. We have talked about character, commitment, communication, and competence, and there is no way that I can say how important those things are, but the list of things that we need to be concerned with about leadership does not stop there by any means. A. If we are going to lead in our family, ...read more

  • Discerning Deception Series

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Nov 8, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,586 views

    Lies are being perpetuated all around us, in the news, in our government, in our society and even in the church. Holding on to the truth is important, but somehow, deceptions can still penetrate that must be corrected and transformed to our advantage.

    Do you know the most famous deception of all time? According to the survey, the Trojan Horse was the greatest deception of all time. Let me explain. The Trojan Horse is actually a tale from the Trojan War about the deception that the Greeks employed to enter the City of Troy and win the war. It ...read more

  • Spiritual Discernment

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on May 4, 2016
     | 5,128 views

    Spiritual discernment seems to be something lacking in many of the people in America who identify themselves as Christians. They're decisions seem to be the same as those of their unsaved neighbors. Should this be so? What does the Bible say?

    Discernment - The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. Keen insight and good judgment … Illustration: Imagine that you walk into a bank and you see that all of the customers are laying on the floor and the only person standing is a guy with a ski mask over his ...read more

  • Discerning The Times

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 9,582 views

    What time is it in a spiritual sense ? This sermon looks at what year, month,dat and hour it is.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: Read 1 Chron 12:32 and Ephesians 5:17-18. We are to discern the times we are living in. If we do that rightly it will effect the way we live our lives. We will be like a housekeeper that works diligently keeping the house in order as we expect the master’s return very ...read more

  • The Need For Discernment Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 2, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,537 views

    After sin, the second biggest issue that most people in the body of Christ face is right discernment. Discernment is the ability to examine the situation, apply a good dose of experience, stand back and get a perspective on the recipe, and take the approp

    Opening illustration: I read this past week of a couple (let’s call them Carl and Clara) whose twenty-five year marriage was a good one. Not the most idyllic, but good. They now had three grown children who loved them dearly. They were also blessed with sufficient financial security to allow them ...read more