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Christian Perfection – 23: Sanctification

Christian Perfection – 23: Sanctification By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is  perfect.”  (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) In this Chapter, we will be looking at the discussions that  took place at the Methodist Annual Conferences of 1745 and 1746.    These discussions are summarized […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 22: Chased Away “JL”

Challenging Church Compassion – 22: Chased Away “JL” We are constantly hearing from people about their unhappy encounters with hard of heart Christians and churches when it comes to caring about the God-given wellbeing of animals that they should have, instead of being abused by animal exploiters and people’s indifferent attitude. JL wrote (in part): […]

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Judge Not but Discern Much

Judge Not but Discern Much A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 16 June 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Jeremiah 5:30-31 Matthew 5:48 Matthew 7:1-5 3 John 9-10 Since today is Father’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to talk about our earthly father as compared to our heavenly Father. Today […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 21: Christian Bowhunters

Challenging Church Compassion – 21: Christian Bowhunters an Oxymoron These comments are in response to the article: Christian Bowhunters use archery as a way to spread the word about God by Beth Slaughter Sexton. Bryan White, the founder of the local group in Georgia, is quoted in the article as saying, “All of us were […]

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Nothing is Impossible with God

Nothing is Impossible with God A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 9 June 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Luke 1:37 Galatians 1:13-24 As many of you know, for many years we have been working for a peaceful world for humans, animals, and the environment. A large part of this effort has been to […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 20: Kicked Out for Animal Beliefs

Challenging Church Compassion – 20: Kicked Out for Animal Beliefs On 3 June 2013 Mark Anthony DiBello www.markanthonydibello.com sent us the following comments about the indifference of churches to the suffering of animals and the people who care about them. “In the beginning… Do you know that in one version of Scripture, the Lord God created animals before He created […]

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Christian Perfection – 22: Inward Sin is Taken Away

 Christian Perfection – 22: Inward Sin is Taken Away By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) This is the third section from the seventeenth part of A Plain Account of Christian Perfection, John Wesley discusses the substance of […]

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Kingdom Living for the World

Kingdom Living for the World A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 2 June 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Matthew 22:37-40 Luke 7:1-10 John 3:16 Galatians 1:1-12 Most Jewish people believe that the Torah and the rest of the Hebrew Bible were written for them and, similarly, most Christians believe that the whole Bible […]

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Christian Perfection – 21: Being a Perfect Christian

Christian Perfection – 21: Being a Perfect Christian By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”(Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) We now come to the second question 1n the seventeenth part of A Plain Account of Christian Perfection,  where John Wesley discusses the […]

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Christian Perfection – 20: What Is It To Be Sanctified?

Christian Perfection – 20: What Is It To Be Sanctified? By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is  perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) In the seventeenth part of A Plain Account of Christian  Perfection, John Wesley discusses the substance of four Annual Conferences.   […]

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