[Student Sermons with Music by James Cleveland]


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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1970

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An unidentified man delivers sermons titled “Vitamins for Growing in the Way of Salivation” and “Standards for Recognizing Counterfeit Puppeteers” on counterfeit preachers with music by James Cleveland.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with singing by James Cleveland.

00:24:23 Unidentified man prays.

00:24:48 Introduces book of John.

00:27:38 Introduces sermon: Vitamins for Growing in the Way of Salivation.

00:31:48 Illustrates how the problem of undernourishment and lack of development in spiritual things prevent people for recognizing difference in false spirit from true spirit.

00:40:04 Talks about understanding the spirit lying within individual.

00:43:55 Talks about ways to find true spirit and why it is important to find the true spirit within.

00:50:18 Talks about why it is so important that we test the spirits.

00:53:10 Audio ends.

00:53:42 James Cleveland music.

01:26:18 Prayer.

01:27:09 Introduces Matthew 7:15-20.

01:30:30 Introduces sermon: Standards for Recognizing Counterfeit Pulpiteers.

01:34:40 Talks about how large herds of sheep stray to the impersonator.

01:41:17 Talks about the need to consider some standards for recognizing counterfeit pulpiteers.

01:48:45 Talks about why it is important to be aware of activities in the pulpit.

01:52:57 Illustrates how to determine if the preacher seeks to serve God or seeks to be served, and how that can help determine if the preacher is a true ambassador to God.

01:59:56 Sermon ends.

02:00:06 Audio ends


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