Righteousness a Present Experience
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Righteousness a Present Experience

In this testimony-interview, Alexandra shares that righteousness from God is a present experience. To be innocent in the sight of God is the present reality of every true Christian. For Alexandra, this began at conversion, and deepened through several later experiences. These further revelations included the 1) holiness of God, 2) the evil of sin,...

Early Church Repentance
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Early Church Repentance

This shocking study of early church repentance likely flies in the face of everything you’ve been taught about repentance. For the first 150 years of the church, Christians believed in only one repentance. In this repentance, a person renounced his old life and all sin forever. God forgave all his sins. Then, he was to...

How to Confess and Forsake Your Sins
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How to Confess and Forsake Your Sins

How to Confess Your Sins to God The Benefit of Confession The Book of Proverbs says, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (28:13). Confession is indispensable to salvation. Not only are sinners converted by confession, but every victory in the Christian life comes by confession...

Flee From the Wrath to Come!
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Flee From the Wrath to Come!

Today’s welcome by Pastor Ray focuses on what is the church or the ekklesia (or ecclesia) is called to be as laid out in Ephesians. In the western culture, we’ve attempted to meld the culture with the church with disastrous results (i.e. a very worldly church). The welcome leads into the sermon by our dear...

Careless, Awakened, and Convicted Sinners
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Careless, Awakened, and Convicted Sinners

Adapted from To Win Souls Requires Wisdom by Charles G. Finney The most common definition of wisdom is, that it is the choice of the best end and the selection of the most appropriate means for the accomplishment of that end–the best adaptation of means to secure a desired end. “He that winneth souls,” God...

Michelle Carter and the Danger of Sinners
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Michelle Carter and the Danger of Sinners

Michelle Carter’s Crime Michelle Carter is the newest buzzword after her recent sentencing. Through a series of text messages and phone calls, 17-year-old Michelle encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit suicide in 2014 in Massachusetts. She was recently convicted of involuntary manslaughter and received a 2.5 year sentence. The case, in its soul-disturbing...

The Gospel of Jesus Christ
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The Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Gospel of Jesus Christ “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” —Jesus Christ the Lord, John 3:7 God is holy, righteous, and just. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for...

Rethinking Revival
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Rethinking Revival

Revival and Judgment Intertwined Charles Finney in 1835 stated in “Hindrances to Revivals,” if revivals do cease in this land, the ministers and churches will be guilty of all the blood of all the souls that shall go to hell in consequence of it. […] if it is to be always so, that two-thirds of...

From Hydro Flask to the Heart of Jesus
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From Hydro Flask to the Heart of Jesus

An Object Lesson Some years back I spent about $25 on a mint green Hydro Flask. It was my favorite water bottle. Faithful. Indestructible. Last summer, I loaned it to a friend who worked outside all day. After about a week, he announced, “I gave your Hydro Flask to my coworker, because he really liked...

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