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Christian Perfection – 14: In What Sense Christians Are Perfect

Christian Perfection – 14: In What Sense Christians Are 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) It was a little after 6:30 in the morning on 13 October 2001, and as I sat in front of […]

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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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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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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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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 – 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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Our Resurrection Promise

Our Resurrection Promise A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 31 March 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Luke 24:1-12 John 3:16 1 Corinthians 15:19-28 Revelation 21:4 This is Resurrection Day, a day that we are to focus upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and the hope and promise that […]

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