Specific Prayer
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Specific Prayer

Answers to prayer require a specific prayer. For example, when Jesus asked Bartimaeus what he wanted, the blind man answered, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” By contrast, Christians often pray vague things like, “Give me more of Jesus.” Or, “Let me have a deeper work of grace.” But what is “more”? What is...

How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
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How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

Our recent broadcasts on the revivals in Argentina and Kentucky highlight the power of the Holy Spirit in revival. In light of this, you may be asking, “How am I to be filled with the Holy Spirit?” The Sanctified Life, by Beverly Carradine, answers this question. First, Carradine identifies a second work of grace in...

February 2018 Offertory
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February 2018 Offertory

Instead of our usual music-style of offertory, we invited listeners to call and pray. Pastor Ray and Alexandra also prayed on the air. To our great delight, three women called and pledged a total of $1,325. Now we are only $75 short of our goal to cover Pilgrim’s Progress for February 2018! Would you like...

Revival Prayer
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Revival Prayer

(This sermon is from the January 29 revival meeting.) God wants to bring us all to the utter end of ourselves: where we, like Jacob, cry out, “I won’t let you go unless you bless me!” But this isn’t a selfish prosperity blessing; it’s the blessing of revival. Will you come to a total end...

The Persecuted Church
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The Persecuted Church

In this Missions Friday interview, Jeff King, the President of International Christian Concern, shares his experience working with the persecuted church in 65 countries. Often, when we think of persecution, we think of the early church. But in fact, Christians are more heavily persecuted now than at any time in history. Radical Muslims are the...

The Highway of Holiness
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The Highway of Holiness

William Godbey describes God’s highway of holiness as a path with an “interior” and “exterior” way. The interior way runs down the center, flanked on either side by the exterior. Regenerated, but not sanctified, Christians walk on the two flanks. They are liable to fall at any attack of the devil, and then enter condemnation...

Holiness or Hell
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Holiness or Hell

Does a person have to keep sinning until death? A fierce battle over this question has raged for hundreds of years. One preacher, William Godbey, took the strong position, “Holiness or hell.” This dear brother lifts up Jesus as a complete, all-powerful, “NOW,” Savior. He is able and willing to save his people completely and...

The Kentucky Revival
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The Kentucky Revival

In 1800, deism and Calvinism had infiltrated the Kentucky churches. They were powerless, dead, and filled with sin. In answer to prayer, God sent tremendous convicting, slaying, saving, and sanctifying power. The Kentucky revival lasted about a year. Most notably, in the 20,000+ person Cane Ridge revival meeting, at least 3,000 people literally fell under...

The Way of Ishmael (2004)
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The Way of Ishmael (2004)

God promised Abram that his wife Sarai would have a son. But Abram, instead of believing God, slept with his servant Hagar. Thus, Ishmael was born. No matter how much Abram pleaded, God would not use Ishmael to fulfill his covenant promise to Abram. Instead, Sarai did conceive, and gave birth to Isaac. This story...

Keep Your Hands to the Plow!
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Keep Your Hands to the Plow!

Jesus said that anyone who put their hand to the plough, and looked back, was unfit for the kingdom of God. Elisha is an example of one who didn’t look back. Instead, he burned his farm equipment, slaughtered and ate his oxen, and devoted the rest of his life to serving God. Jesus made it...