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Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Zac Poonen in text and pdf format. God called brother Zac Poonen to a new work early on in his Christian experience. The movement is now called Christian Fellowship Churches where the New Covenant of New Testament Christianity is clearly preached.

Brother Zac Poonen has written 25 books most of them being on the deeper Christian life. Many of these have been translated into a number of languages and have been circulated widely around the world. He clearly and passionately shares the narrow way of Christian discipleship that is neglected by so many modern preachers.

SermonIndex Recommends these books by Zac Poonen:
Through The Bible by Zac Poonen
The Final Triumph-A verse by verse study of the book of Revelation by Zac Poonen
Beauty for Ashes by Zac Poonen

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God's Sovereignty
      Abraham's two sons Ishmael and Isaac grew up in the same home with the same father. Yet God chose only one of them - Isaac (Rom.9:7). That was not because God was partial, but because He is sovereign. He has the absolute right as the Creator of the unive ... read more

God's Unchanging Love
      The foundation for our christian faith is God's unchanging love for us. "We love him, because he first loved us" (1 John 4:19). Right through the history of the nation of Israel God sought to impress upon them the enduring nature of His love. He lov ... read more

God's Word - Our Spiritual Food
      A child needs milk to start with, but he needs solid food later on. The Bible contains both milk and solid food. The milk is called "the elementary teaching about the Christ" (Heb. 6:1); and the solid food is called "the word of righteousness" (Heb. 5 ... read more

God's Word - The Sword of the Spirit
      God's Word is also the weapon that we use in our warfare against Satan. It is called "the sword of the Spirit" in Ephesians 6:17. Jesus Himself used this weapon with great effect, during the last three temptations in the wilderness. Each time, he ... read more

      The two things that a new-born baby needs on birth, are food and air. It's exactly the same with those who experience a spiritual birth. The newborn child of God needs to eat and to breathe. God's Word is to be his food, and prayer is to be his vital ... read more

God’s Servants Have To Be Broken
      When Moses was 40, he was strong in himself and felt qualified to be the leader of the Israelites. Yet in God’s eyes he was not ready. Acts 7:22 says that at the age of 40, “Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in spee ... read more

Grace Makes Us One
      In his second letter, Peter reminds us that the good news is that God by His divine power has granted us "EVERYTHING necessary for a godly life" here on this earth (2 Pet.1:3, 4). And if we have received a faith "of the same value" (2 Pet.1:1 margin) as P ... read more

Growth In Holiness
      The Spirit-filled life is a life of growth in holiness. As a man's own life increases in holiness so does his consciousness of the absolute holiness of God. The two go together. In fact, the latter is one of the tests of whether a person really has the f ... read more

Guilt-Trip Preaching
      "God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it" John 3:17 -Living) When we preach God's Word, we must NOT preach it in such a way that we make God's people feel guilty and condemned. The Bible tells us to "ENCOURAGE one anoth ... read more

Hating our own Life
      The second condition of discipleship is that we must hate our own self-life. Jesus said, "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own life, he cannot be My disciple " (Lk. 14:26). He amplified that further by saying, "Whoever does not carry his ... read more

Have Faith That God will Make You A BLESSING TO MANY
      "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us - in order that the blessing of Abraham might come to us, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith" (Gal.3:13,14). Christ became a curse for us, so that ... read more

Have You Paid This Debt?
      Not all debts are related to money. When Romans 13:8 is read in conjunction with the previous verse (Rom.13:7), we see that giving honour, respect and obedience are also debts that we owe to others. Parents : Children must obey their parents as long as ... read more

Having the Glory of God in an Earthen Vessel
      In 2 Cor. 4:6 Paul begins to explain what the gospel is. Many people cannot understand the gospel because Satan (the god of this world) has blinded their eyes so that they cannot see it. Paul speaks here about the glory of God as the only real treasure th ... read more

Here am I – Send me
      In Chapter 6 of Isaiah, Isaiah had a vision of both the throne and the altar here. Then the Lord asks, "Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?" (Isaiah 6:8). Isaiah replies, "Here am I. Send me." We need to see both the throne and the altar constantly. ... read more

Hindering Younger Workers
      A self-centred Christian leader hinders others below him from becoming leaders, let his own position be threatened. And so he ministers in such a way as to make himself a necessity to those to whom he ministers. This is utterly contrary to God's will. Os ... read more

Holiness With Love
      "May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; so that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness" (1Th.3:12,13). These verses teach us that if we are to be unblamable in ... read more

How a spiritual movement declines
      "Lord! Help! Godly men are fast disappearing. Where in all the world can dependable men be found? Everyone deceives and flatters and lies. There is no sincerity left" (Psalm 12: 1 - Living). The state of affairs described in the above verse is an apt ... read more

How God's Will Is Done In Heaven
      We are to pray, "Thy will be done on earth AS IT IS IN HEAVEN." (Mathew 6:10) How is God's will done in heaven? Let me mention four things. First of all, the angels are in a perpetual state of WAITING UPON GOD for His commands. They don't run aroun ... read more

Human Insufficiency
      Spirit-filled service is a service that is conscious of human insufficiency. Notice Paul's words in 2 Corinthians 10:1, " I am base among you " - or, in other words, " I don't have an impressive personality." Tradition tells us that the Apostle Paul ... read more

Humbling Oneself
      A spiritual person will always be ready to humble himself. God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. If we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God,He will exalt us at the proper time (1Pet.5:5,6). To be exalted does not mean that we becom ... read more

      Humility has tremendous value before God. It says in 1 Peter 3:4 that a meek and gentle spirit is extremely precious to God - whether found in a woman or in a man. Jesus Himself had a humble and gentle heart and told us to learn these virtues from Him (Ma ... read more

Hungry For God
      Jacob was blessed in the place where he was earnest and hungry for God. "I will not leave you," he cries out, "until you bless me" (Gen32:26). God had waited for twenty long years to hear those words from Jacob. He, who had spent his life grabbing the ... read more

Importance of Purity in our life
      In 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Paul speaks about purity in the sexual area. 1 Thess. 4:4 could be translated in two possible ways. The word "vessel" here (skeuos in Greek) could refer either to our body or to our wife. So it could mean:"Each of you must kno ... read more

Intend Well Towards All
      Jude speaks of those who walk in "the way of Cain" (Jude 11). Who are they? They are those who do not intend well towards their brothers. God told Cain that his fundamental problem was that he "did not intend well" towards his brother Abel (Gen.4:7 margin ... read more

Inward And Outward Sacrifices
      It is true that many in Christendom have placed a greater emphasis on the external sacrifices, than on the inner sacrifice of taking up the cross, that the New Testament calls us to. But it is possible for us, in an over-reaction to that error, to go to t ... read more

Is Your Heart On Fire For The Lord?
      In Revelation 3:14-22, we read about the church in Laodicea that was not on fire for God. They were just plain "lukewarm". They were dead right in their doctrines - but they were both dead and right! They were morally respectable - and spiritually dead! ... read more

It is Dangerous to Follow the Majority
      In Numbers 13 we find that the Israelites came to Kadesh Barnea at the border of Canaan - the land that God had promised them. It was now two years since they left Egypt (Deut.2:14), and God told them to go in and posses the land. The Israelites sent twel ... read more

Jacob Worshipped, Leaning Upon the Top of His Staff
      In Hebrews Chapter 11, we are given an inkling as to what Jacob's testimony was in his later years. There, we are given a record of some of the exploits of great men of faith in the Old Testament - shutting lions' mouths, raising the dead, etc. Jacob's na ... read more

Jesus - Tempted As We Are
      The secret of a godly life lies in Jesus Who lived on earth as a Man, and Who was tempted in every way as we are, but never sinned even once in thought, word, deed, attitude or motive or in any other way (1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 4:15). Since it is only those wh ... read more

Jesus Became Poor In Order To Make Us Rich
      "Though the Lord Jesus Christ was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich" (2 Cor.8:9). Christ became poor for us, that we might become rich IN HIM. The poverty and wealth spoken of in this verse could be t ... read more

Jesus Became Sin In Order To Make Us Righteous
      The Bible teaches that Jesus took our place on the cross. "God made Christ Who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Cor.5:21). Christ became sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of ... read more

Jesus Ever Lives to Make Intercession for Us (Hebrews 7:25)
      In Zechariah chapter 3, we read that Joshua the high priest was standing before the Lord and Satan stood there to accuse him. Satan is always seeking to accuse and harm the leaders. He targets them and their wives and children. Don't be harsh in judging a ... read more

Jesus Learned Obedience by Denying Himself
      In Hebrews 5:8, we read that "although He was a Son He learned obedience from the things He suffered." Jesus had to learn obedience. 'Learn' is a word connected with education. Jesus had to get an education in obedience in the days of His flesh. As God in ... read more

Jesus Never Pleased Himself
      In Romans 15:3 - it is written about Jesus that "He did not please Himself". He always denied Himself. Thus He pleased the Father at all times. Pleasing oneself can be done in many areas of one's life - for example, in the area of eating. Consider a si ... read more

Job - An Exemplary Man
      Job was one of God's choice servants. God could point him out to Satan, as one man on earth who feared God in all his ways. "The Lord said to Satan, `Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright ... read more

Job's Encounter With God
      In the story of Job, we see how God brought him to rock bottom by allowing him to lose his property, his children, and his health. In a sense he even lost his wife (who nagged him constantly) and his three good friends (who misunderstood him and criticize ... read more

Job’s Three Friends - Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar
      When Job’s three friends - Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar - heard of his adversity, they came to visit him, saying they wanted to comfort him (Job 2:11). But they didn’t actually comfort him at all, when we see the way they spoke to him later on. They only cr ... read more

      Forgiveness of our sins takes away the guilt of the past. But that doesn't make us perfectly holy. And so, we still can't stand before a perfectly holy God. And so God had to do something more for us. He had to justify us! Justification means that ... read more

      Forgiveness of our sins takes away the guilt of the past. But that doesn't make us perfectly holy. And so, we still can't stand before a perfectly holy God. And so God had to do something more for us. He had to justify us! Justification means that ... read more

Know Your Birthright In Christ
      God has given us the Spirit, so that a needy world around us can be blessed. He wants to give us power to free people from Satan’s grip over their lives and from their frustrations and their fears. When God anoints our heads with His oil, our cups WILL ... read more

Knowing God Intimately Is The Secret Of Being Strong
      "The people who know their God will be strong" (Dan.11:32) Today, God does not want us to know Him second-hand through others. He invites even the youngest believer to know Him personally (Heb.8:11). Jesus defined eternal life as knowing God and Jesu ... read more

Leadership Qualities of Nehemiah
      In Nehemiah 1:1-3 we find that Nehemiah was concerned enough to find out the state of the exiles who had returned and of Jerusalem. This is the primary characteristic of any man whom God uses - he has a concern for people and then God gives him a burden. ... read more

Learn from Jesus to Speak Words of Encouragement
      Our speech is a great revealer of what is in our hearts. Jesus said that from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Whatever is in your heart will come out when you speak. You can't hide it for long. Why do people belittle others, pass remarks and ... read more

Learn to Discipline Your Ears, Eyes and the Tongue
      The New Testament places great emphasis on the discipline of our bodily members-especially of the ear, the eye and the tongue. In Romans 8:13, Paul says that we cannot enjoy spiritual life if we do not mortify the deeds of the body through the power of th ... read more

Learn to Look at Things from God’s Point of View
      A very interesting Bible study that you could do on your own would be to study through the prayers of the Apostle Paul. There are many prayers of Paul from Romans to 2 Timothy, and you find all his prayers were always for spiritual things. He never prayed ... read more

Leave The Past Behind And Trust God For A Good Future
      As we come to the end of a year, perhaps there are some who feel that because they have sinned and failed God at some time in their past lives, therefore they cannot fulfil God's perfect plan for their lives now. Let us look at what the Scriptures hav ... read more

Let Not Your Faith Fail
      In Luke chapter 22 verse 31.we read of Jesus warning Peter of a danger that lay ahead of him. He told him "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when ... read more

Let the Peace of Christ Be Your Referee
      It is written in Col 3:15 - "Let the peace of Christ be the referee in your heart." How do you know when you are going astray? How do you know when you have missed God's will? There is a referee inside your heart to clearly show you. Have you seen a footb ... read more

Life And Fellowship
      John begins his gospel and his first letter by mentioning the things that were in thebeginning. In the beginning when there were no doctrines, church patterns, baptism, etc.,over which Christians debate now, there was only God the Father, the Son and the ... read more

Listening To God
      A spiritual man will take time to listen to God, every day. A phrase that occurs frequently in the very first chapter of the Bible is this: "Then God said". God said something on every one of those first six days, when He remade the chaotic earth. And e ... read more

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