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Christian Perfection – 22: Inward Sin is Taken Away

 Christian Perfection – 22: Inward Sin is Taken Away 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) This is the third section from the seventeenth part of A Plain Account of Christian Perfection, John Wesley discusses the substance of […]

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Christian Perfection – 19: A Repentant Spirit

Christian Perfection – 19: A Repentant Spirit 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) One of the obvious signs that God’s love is being perfected  in us is that we develop a repentant spirit.  If we truly […]

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Living in the Will of God – 03 God’s Heavenly Will

Living in the Will of God – 03 God’s Heavenly Will After looking at God’s creation intent, the next obvious place to look and learn what it means to live in the will of God is to look at our Father’s heavenly will. Jesus commands us in Matthew 5:48… 48. “Therefore you are to be […]

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How Does God Want Us to Live?

How Does God Want Us to Live? A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 17 February 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Genesis 4:6-8 Matthew 6:9-13 Romans 6:12-15 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 1 John 2:15-17 This has been a very interesting week: we had Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, and now the first Sunday in […]

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Now That We Still Have Christmas With Us, Where Do We Go From Here?

Now That We Still Have Christmas With Us, Where Do We Go From Here? A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 3 February 2013 By Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Joshua 24:14-15 Ruth 1:16-17 1 Peter 1:8 1 John 4:11-21 Preparation Verse: (1 Peter 1:8) And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 05

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 05 We saw in the Isaiah passage we discussed in the previous part, that God does not desire sacrifices, which is a strong indication that sacrifice and the shedding of blood does not bring about forgiveness, and this same kind of message has been spoken since the time of Samuel. […]

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How Do We Show the Love of Christmas to God?

How Do We Show the Love of Christmas to God? A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 27 January 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Isaiah 1:13 Ephesians 2:8-10 James 2:14-17 1 John 4:11 Preparation Verse: (1 John 4:11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Over […]

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Walked With God

Walked With God There were only two people in the Bible who were said to have walked with God: Enoch (Genesis 5:22) and Noah (Genesis 6:9). Genesis 5:22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. NASB Genesis 6:9 These are […]

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Is Godly Love the True Spirit of Christmas?

Is Godly Love the True Spirit of Christmas? A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 20 January 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Genesis 22:1-19 Deuteronomy 6:5 7:6-11 John 3:16 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Preparation Verse: (Deuteronomy 6:5) “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your […]

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Animals in Heaven – 2

Animals in Heaven – 2 When reading the Bible, we need to remember that the Bible was written for the benefit of us human beings, but within the message to us there is ample evidence that animals will be in heaven, just as humans are. Let’s begin with what Paul wrote to the Corinthians in […]

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