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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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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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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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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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Christian Perfection – 02: The Truth as it is in Jesus

Christian Perfection – 02: The Truth as it is in Jesus 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) Wesley’s book, “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection”, begins with the statement, “As Believed and Taught by The Rev. […]

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Christian Perfection – 01: Introduction

Christian Perfection – 01: Introduction 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) Many years ago, when I first read the Bible with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to guide me, I believed its teachings. And, I […]

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Jesus Sends Us to Heal the World

Jesus Sends Us to Heal the World A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 7 April 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: John 20:19-31 Acts 5:27-32 Romans 8:18-23 Revelation 1:4-8 Following the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, He appeared to the apostles and some others to prove that He had actually risen from […]

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