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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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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 – 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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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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