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Christian Perfection – 08: Yearnings of the Heart

Christian Perfection – 08: Yearnings of the Heart 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) There seems to have been a time in every truly born-again believer’s life, shortly before they gave themselves completely to the Lord, […]

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Living as Disciples of Jesus

Living as Disciples of Jesus A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 21 April 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Matthew 5:48 John 10:22-33 Acts 9:36-43 Revelation 7:9-17 Last week we saw how Jesus, after His resurrection, persuaded the apostles, particularly Peter, to finally leave the fish killing business forever, and concentrate fulltime on preserving […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 15: Chasing Away “S”

Challenging Church Compassion – 15: Chasing Away “S” Today we received the following letter from “S”, which clearly shows how the insensitivity of church leaders is chasing away people who care about animals and don’t eat them. “S” wrote: “I have been reading the series of articles on your website about compassionate people being chased […]

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Christian Perfection – 07: The Circumcision of the Heart

Christian Perfection – 07: The Circumcision of the Heart 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) From all my research, it appears that God’s intent for circumcision was to set His people apart with a very personal […]

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Christian Perfection – 06: Walking As Christ Also Walked

Christian Perfection – 06: Walking As Christ Also Walked 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) There are only two people in the Bible who, we are told, walked with God. The first was Enoch (Genesis 5:22-24 […]

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Christian Perfection – 05: Being a Whole Christian

Christian Perfection – 05: Being a Whole 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) John Wesley considered it to be an absolute impossibility to be half a Christian, and I agree. One person may not have […]

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Keep Following Jesus

Keep Following Jesus A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 14 April 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Numbers 11:31-34 Matthew 4:18-20 Matthew 5:9 Matthew 6:10 Matthew 14:19 Mark 1:17 John 21:1-23 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Revelation 5:11-1 One of the things that we have experienced in our lives, and have had many other people tell […]

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Christian Perfection – 04: Giving Our Heart To God

Christian Perfection – 04: Giving Our Heart To God 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 our last Chapter, we stated that there was another very important step in our journey to Christian perfection, and that […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 14: Chased Away “A”

Challenging Church Compassion – 14: Chased Away “A” We recently received a very sad but interesting email from “A” that shows the harm that churches are doing because of their hardness of heart; thus, we believe that this is another reason for challenging church compassion. From “A’s” perspective, the church is too interested in killing […]

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Christian Perfection – 03: Our Effect On Others

Christian Perfection – 03: Our Effect On Others 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) At the time we are doing something, we seldom know the effect it will have on other people in the short or […]

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