http://www.isnministry.com Benhadad, the king of Syria, oppressed Israel during the reign of Ahab. Because of Israel's rebellion this was, for a time, permitted by God. Soon Benhadad begins to make insulting demands of Ahab and when Ahab refuses they go to war. But God was with the Israelites and delivered Benhadad into their hand. The Syrians attack again reasoning that the only reason they lost was because God was a god of the hills. God answers this challenge.
http://www.isnministry.com Have you ever been asked to do something by a friend or family member that you didn't want to do? Have you eve been asked to do something and, although you didn't want to do it, you couldn't say no? Have you ever said you were going to be somewhere and purposely didn't show up? This sermon is about doing God lip service. There are times when we say things we don't mean and honor God with words, but we don't follow through with action.
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman preaches on the 7th church of Revelation. What is Jesus' message to the church of our time? How does Jesus introduce Himself to the church of our time in a unique manner that addresses the unique problems and challenges of today? Jesus: the amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God calls the church to recognize its true condition.
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman speaks on Luke 17, focusing on the 10 lepers whom Jesus healed. Of these 10 lepers only 1, a Samaritan, returned to glorify God. What can we learn from this powerful story about our relationship with God. Are we like the 9 lepers who never returned? Or are we like the one that glorified God?
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman preaches at the Beit Shalom SDA Congregation on 2 Kings 4:38-44. During a time of famine in Gilgal, the sons of the prophets were hungry. Elisha tells them to make a pot of stew. But in one man's effort to gather the ingredients, he accidentally introduces a poisonous substance to the stew pot. The sons of the prophets proclaim that there is death in the pot. How can this relate to our Christian experience today? What is in the stew pot of our lives?
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman preaches at the Beit Shalom SDA congregation. Sermon is based on Exodus 17: Moses prays for the children of Israel despite their constant murmuring and complaining. God blesses Israel only as Moses continues to pray for them. But what happens when the prophet grows tired? What happens when he loses strength? Today, God has many leaders who need support. How do we support those that need our help? What about families that need to support one another?
http://www.isnministry.com Have you ever felt like God was too late? Have you ever had a delay in your answer to prayer? If God loves us, why doesn't He always answer requests right away? When Lazarus died because Jesus was delayed for two days, they might have had similar questions. Jesus taught them a powerful lesson about what happens when people think God is too late. John Spellman preaches at the Beit Shalom SDA Congregation.
http://www.isnministry.com As Jewish people celebrate the feast of Sukkot, Christians should be reminded of what it meant and what it pointed to in prophecy? What if I told you it had a hidden meaning that was significant for our time today? Was the feast of Tabernacles only a commemoration of freedom from Egyptian bondage? Or was there something it pointed to in the prophetic future and the ministry of Jesus? Why did God want the people to dwell in booths?
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman preaches at the Beith Shalom SDA Congregation on the story of Jonah who was commanded by God to go to Nineveh, but made plans to go elsewhere. In many ways believers are doing the same thing today. Has God called you to something that perhaps you don't want to do? Are you living a life that is contrary to God's plan for you? Have you been brought to a solitary place so that God can redirect you? If so, you might be going through a Jonah experience.
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman preaches on the true meaning of Christmas. Though Jesus wasn't born on December 25th, the Christian world commemorates His first advent. But why did Jesus come to this world as a baby? What was the purpose of His arrival? What hope is there in the first coming of Jesus for people today? What are we really celebrating in the Christmas season? Was Jesus really the Son of God? Why was He called Immanuel?
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman speaks at the Patchogue SDA church on the story of Daniel in the lion's den and it's connection to our time today. Is it possible for unjust laws, policies, or rules to be made which threaten God's faithful followers? What would you do if you had to choose between standing for your faith or compromising with the world? Can a Christian always get along with everybody? Does God still deliver people in times of trouble today?
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman speaks on the 1st Angels message. What does this message have to do with our time today? Should it still be preached in churches? Why is the Sabbath the center of controversy in today's world? Why is Creation so important to our faith? If the hour of judgment is come, what does that mean for believers today? This presentation focuses on the ever-lasting gospel that must be preached to all before the end can come.
http://www.isnministry.com John Spellman completes his 3 part series on the 3rd Angel's Message discussing the final test of the end times. Who will receive the mark of the beast? How can we obtain the seal of God? Who is the beast and what is the beasts mark? How does one avoid the mark? What end time conditions will confront God's people? Should we be afraid? How does faith play a role in the survival of God's people?