The Joy of Freedom in Jesus
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The Joy of Freedom in Jesus

Pastor Ray shares his testimony of finding true joy and freedom in Jesus. His Christian journey began at the age of six or seven. He became a pastor and grew churches. But, he experienced inner conflict. On the one hand, he felt a burning desire to serve Jesus. On the other, he’d been taught that...

Sin No More
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Sin No More

God’s throne room is a place of holiness and power. To enter God’s throne room, we first leave all rebellion against God. This is the only kind of true repentance. It means submitting yourself totally to Jesus Christ, giving up a love for sin, and with victory shouting, “I will sin no more!” One aspect...

Present Truth
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Present Truth

In every age, God has had a present truth to address the particular sins of the people. During the Reformation, the present truth was expressed in Luther’s 95 theses. Later, John Wesley brought forth the truth of the necessity of holiness in order to enter heaven. Today, the present truth is that this is the...

The Reward of Consecration (2004)
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The Reward of Consecration (2004)

When Jacob feared that his brother Esau would kill him, he spent a night wrestling with God. Jacob prevailed in prayer, and God brought peace with Esau. He and his family began to settle in Canaan. Then, one of the locals raped Jacob’s daughter Dinah. Jacob’s sons responded in sin. They tricked the men of...

What Are You Doing?
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What Are You Doing?

“Produce fruit worthy of repentance,” said John the Baptist. As we discussed in yesterday’s broadcast, true repentance is a once-for-all leaving of all sin. It is the beginning of a righteous life in service to God. However, righteousness is not merely the absence of sin. Righteousness, or the fruits of repentance, include specific actions that...

The Call to Repent
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The Call to Repent

Repentance, forgiveness, and holiness are the divine trio for salvation. Of these, repentance is the doorway into God’s kingdom. God’s call to repent applies to all people, everywhere. So what exactly does this call entail? First, repentance begins with a recognition that Jesus is the God of heaven and earth who holds life and death...

Pray for Tears
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Pray for Tears

The Puritans would pray for tears in the eyes of sinners. These tears were evidence of genuine repentance. As we see throughout the New Testament, repentance is the foundation of the Christian faith. To try to be a good person, while skipping a complete repentance, is to miss salvation. To repent is to forever renounce...

Consecrated Unto the Lord
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Consecrated Unto the Lord

To be consecrated to God is to devote your life to Jesus Christ and His primary purpose: the salvation of the lost. The only block to this consecration is incomplete repentance. To be a Christian, you must not merely reform outward actions. You must recognize that your heart is rebellious and corrupt and that you...

Do Not Drift (2008)
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Do Not Drift (2008)

Saul, the first king of Israel, began his rule in obedience to God. However, Saul rejected the Holy Spirit’s efforts to fully sanctify him. As Saul clung to his pride, greater and greater sins emerged. Though he could have repented, he continued to drift. Finally, he ended up dead in a witch’s house. And the...

Who Shall Be Able to Stand?
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Who Shall Be Able to Stand?

“For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” These words warn each one of us that we will face the judgment of God based on what we’ve done. On that day, your conscience will agree with every sentence for or against you. If you died in your...