Sermon Topic: Testing

The Testing Fire

Date: May 22nd, 1955  |  Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15  |  Topics: Church, Judgment, Rewards, Testing, works

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try everyContinue Reading

The Infallible Forty Days

Date: April 17th, 1960  |  Scripture: Acts 1:1-3  |  Topics: Forty Days, Glory, Hope, Presence of God, Testing, Victory

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

The Word Made Flesh

Date: December 24th, 1961  |  Scripture: John 1:14  |  Topics: Baby, Christmas, Incarnation, Need, Poverty, Testing

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The Terrible Temptations

Date: April 5th, 1964  |  Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11  |  Topics: Temptation, Testing, Trial, Victory

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temContinue Reading

Trusting God for the Morrow

Date: June 27th, 1965  |  Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34  |  Topics: Anxiety, Failure, Faith, Fear, Health, Security, Testing, Trust, worry

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of theContinue Reading

Practicing the Promises of God

Date: November 7th, 1965  |  Scripture: Malachi 3:10  |  Topics: Blessing, Giving, Judgment, Provision, Testing, Tithing

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Life in Our Lord

Date: July 31st, 1966  |  Scripture: John 6:47-58  |  Topics: Bread, Christ, Deity of Christ, Humanity of Christ, Testing

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying,Continue Reading

I Have Prayed for Thee

Date: May 25th, 1969  |  Scripture: Luke 22:31-32  |  Topics: Failure, Grace, Prayer, Temptation, Testing

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

The Unfailing Word of God

Date: May 17th, 1970  |  Scripture: Daniel 2:45  |  Topics: Certainty, Dreams, History, Testing, Vision

Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

The Fire of Elijah

Date: April 5th, 1971  |  Scripture: 1 Kings 17-18  |  Topics: Baal, Elijah, Fire, Prayer, Sun, Testing

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the woContinue Reading