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Pentecost Celebrates Indwelling Holy Spirit

Pentecost Celebrates Indwelling Holy Spirit

Pentecost Celebrates Indwelling Holy Spirit Today is Pentecost which celebrates the giving of the Holy Spirit who is to dwell within us and change our lives. A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 8 June 2014 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Psalm 104:1-35 John 7:37–39 Acts 2:1-4 Today is Pentecost which celebrates the […]

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Spiritual Change – The Transfiguration of Jesus

Spiritual Change – The Transfiguration of Jesus Spiritual change is what happens to us when we allow the Holy Spirit to enter our lives. A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 2 March 2014 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Exodus 24:12–18 Exodus 31:18 Psalm 99:1-9 Matthew 17:1–13 2 Peter 1:16–21 2 Peter 2:1-3 […]

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Choose Good Versus Evil

Choose Good Versus Evil

Choose Good Versus Evil God gave us a free will to choose good versus evil. A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 27 October 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Genesis 9:2 Psalm 64:1-10 Joel 2:21-32 Luke 18:9-14 God gave us a free will to choose good versus evil. In the beginning of […]

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Do Not Worry

Do Not Worry

Do Not Worry We always tell people “do not worry” because worrying accomplishes nothing and it can even harm our health. A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 11 August 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Luke 12:22-46 Hebrews 11:1-16 We always tell people “do not worry” because worrying accomplishes nothing and it […]

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Blocking the Holy Spirit

Blocking the Holy Spirit

Blocking the Holy Spirit A lack of common sense is an important ingredient in our blocking the Holy Spirit. I think that it is the Holy Spirit that allows humans to discern the emotions and personalities of animals.  Most, or many, humans want to ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and their God-given common […]

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Use Your Brain

Use Your Brain Use your brain is another way of saying use common sense. Did Jesus withdraw periodically to pray (talk to His Father) alone because in that way He could get away from the distractions that might sway His good judgment and make Him go along with the crowd?  Or perhaps even He needed […]

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Christian Perfection – 28: Entire Sanctification – Part 5

Christian Perfection – 28: Entire Sanctification – Part 5 Even to this very day, I hear many dissenting voices within the clergy and from the congregations.  The noisy clamor of their hearts is for “cheap grace” and not for Christian perfection. By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your […]

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The Grace of Pentecost

The Grace of Pentecost A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 19 May 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Genesis 15:6 Exodus 32:1-29 Acts 2:36-42 Ephesians 2:8-10 This past Wednesday was a holiday. The Jews call it Shavuot. It celebrates the handing down of the Law from God to Moses on Mount Sinai. Today is […]

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Christian Perfection – 17: Salvation Unto Perfect Love

Christian Perfection – 17: Salvation Unto Perfect Love 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) I have come to look at a true hymn as one in which the  Biblical truths of God, and who He is, […]

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Christian Perfection – 15: The Image of God

Christian Perfection – 15: The Image of 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 this Chapter we shall see an inner warring of the imperfect with the perfect that takes place as we are regenerated […]

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