September Offertory, 2018
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September Offertory, 2018

For the first time in the history of Pilgrim's Progress, we had a $0 offertory day. As you enjoy the hymns and prayers in this message, will you pray about giving? We still need $1,400 to cover the cost of this month's Pilgrim's Progress radio bill. 100% of what you give (minus PayPal fees) will...

Removing the Stumbling Blocks
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Removing the Stumbling Blocks

Why isn't there revival? Some say, “God brings revival when he wants to. Let's just go on with our lives until God decides to bring it.” But the truth is, revival is like a stream flowing just beneath the surface. By removing stumbling blocks in our lives, we can step into the stream. Pastor Ray...

24 Hour Love
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24 Hour Love

For many in the church today, attempts to win people to Jesus lack deliverance. New Christians remain enslaved to sin, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, or pornography. Eventually, they leave the Christian faith. We wonder, “What happened?” Jackie Pullinger's experience with heroin and opium addicts show that there is a better way. Christians do not have to...

On Believing Ground
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On Believing Ground

Flowers that grow from bulbs have to be pulled up and put in storage for the winter. Then, they will bloom in the spring. This can sometimes describe our Christian experience. We get pulled out of our normal or comfortable situation. Though we may feel raw and not understand God's purpose, we do know that...

Are You Dangerous to Satan?
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Are You Dangerous to Satan?

The Youth Club in Hong Kong grew as converted addicts brought their friends to Jesus. These new converts also received the gifts of the Spirit, including visions. One vision prompted singing, dancing, and preaching outside the drug dens. As a result, many believed in Jesus. The young converts' power made them dangerous to Satan! Finally,...

Set Free from Heroin
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Set Free from Heroin

At first, missionary Jackie Pullinger thought that addicts needed expert care to come off drugs. Then, a 15-year-old addict escaped from the best care and vanished. After a day of weeping and prayer, she began to believe that Jesus could totally heal addicts and set them free from heroin or opium with no withdrawal. This...

The Real World of Discipleship
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The Real World of Discipleship

It's one thing to tell a gangster, “Tell the truth in court,” and another to spend a month's worth of living expenses on an attorney to defend him. Add to that home visitation and prayer and court dates and you have an example of real world discipleship. This is what missionary Jackie Pullinger did for...

Inconvenienced for Jesus
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Inconvenienced for Jesus

At the Walled City Youth Club, addicts were coming to Jesus. However, not everyone was happy about this. One evening, someone broke into the club, destroyed the equipment, and covered the walls and floor with sewage. Pullinger thought about giving up and going back to England. But then, she thought about “turning the other cheek.”...

Gangsters Believe in Jesus
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Gangsters Believe in Jesus

In spite of persistently loving the poor in Hong Kong, missionary Jackie Pullinger still had no converts at the end of the year. None of the older missionaries did, either. But one night, Ms. Pullinger met a Chinese couple with power and vitality. Pullinger knew they had what she was missing and asked them to...

Loving the Poor
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Loving the Poor

The words, “Jesus loves you,” don't mean much to someone who has never been loved or heard of Jesus. To combat this problem, Jackie Pullinger began to greatly invest in the lives of the poor in the Walled City. Loving the poor meant standing in line with them all day to fill out a school...