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Receive God’s Blessings

Receive God’s Blessings A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 5 May 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Psalm 67:1-7 Matthew 5:3-11 John 14:22-31 We are still in the Easter season culminating with the remembrance of Jesus’ Ascension and the celebration of Pentecost later in this month. It is also Cinco de Mayo, the celebration […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 19: Chased Away “E”

Challenging Church Compassion – 19: Chased Away “E” This is another case where the lack of compassion and hardness of heart in the church chased away a believer and even cause this person to lose some of their faith. We must keep challenging church compassion, as the church sees it, until it becomes true and […]

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Christian Perfection – 13: In What Sense Christians Are Not Perfect

Christian Perfection – 13: In What Sense Christians Are Not Perfect 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 twelfth part of “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection”, John Wesley discusses the dichotomy of Christian perfection […]

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Christian Perfection – 12: Opposition to Perfection

Christian Perfection – 12: Opposition to Perfection 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 eleventh part of “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection”, John Wesley discusses his brother’s and his surprise at the opposition from […]

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Christian Perfection – 11: The Character of a Perfect Christian

Christian Perfection – 11: The Character of 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) About two months ago (August, 2001), I was told the story about a Methodist pastor who had his “ordination paper” […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 18: Michelle’s View

Challenging Church Compassion – 18: Michelle’s View Our challenging church compassion is to present the true intent of our Father in heaven to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God as a witness against the hardness of heart and the very limited compassion that sensitive people see in most churches. We received the […]

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Praise the Lord All Creation

Praise the Lord All Creation A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 28 April 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Psalm 148:1-14 Luke 19:39-40 John 13:31-35 Revelation 21:1-8 This week when we heard the news that Harvard was closing their primate breeding center for laboratory use, we were rejoicing and praising the Lord for the […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 17: Christian Cruelty

Challenging Church Compassion – 17: Christian Cruelty Christian cruelty is most often witnessed or perceived when it involves the way the Church and their parishioners relate to animals.  Almost every day we hear from people who has been deeply troubled and often emotionally scarred by the hardness of heart they’ve encountered within the church. For […]

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Christian Perfection – 10: Singing With the Angels

Christian Perfection – 10: Singing With the Angels 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) Singing with the angels is more than singing in our churches, even though it may sound like a heavenly choir. To truly […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 16: Chased Away “Barb”

Challenging Church Compassion – 16: Chased Away “Barb” Barb is another one of the people who have been a part of our compassionate ministry. She points out how much real spiritual damage the hardness of heart and the lack of church compassion in the churches can do, and how far they can push people away. She […]

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