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Disappointed by Jesus? (May 20, 2007)

Pastor Ray talks about how the disciples were utterly disappointed by Jesus as His crucifixion became readily apparent and their hopes of an earthly kingdom were utterly destroyed. His disciples had many false expectations. In our culture, we've depicted Jesus as  a “cotton-candy Jesus,” (i.e. a benevolent father-figure who only cares about meeting our needs and expectations)...

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The Lord Will Provide! (November 9, 2004)

In this sermon, Pastor Ray lays out the self-reliance of Abraham and how God ultimately transformed him. He was not unlike us, who have seen self-reliance as a virtue and not for what it actually is (i.e. pride). The Holy Spirit always goes for the root of sin, will you allow Him to expose and...

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Learning to Wait on God (June 22, 2014)

Although this isn't one of the older sermons and not a classic in that sense of the word, it's buried with all of the content here. One of the more difficult things to do as a follower of Jesus for most of us I believe is learning to wait for God. We've learned such trite...

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Provoked to Pray! (2004)

This is an outstanding sermon on the topic of prayer. We don't pray unless we must pray or perish. The time is quickly approaching where we must hear from God, simply to be able to survive. One of the great gifts of God is barrenness and famine, where we need to cry out, as we cannot...

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We’ve Lost the Gospel (Encore)

Using an article of Andrew Strom entitled “We've Lost the Gospel,” a dear pastor from New Zealand, Pastor Ray talks about losing the Gospel. We've largely believed the lie that it's impossible to stop sinning but that's simply because we have a gospel that is simply a wonderful add-on. We've equated the blood of Jesus to...

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Witchcraft of Balaam (Part 2) (Encore)

(NOTE: We've experienced some technical issues with the broadcasts this week and this broadcast's sound quality is poor.) In today's encore broadcast, Pastor Ray continues dealing with the story of Balaam and witchcraft. Witchcraft will result in blindness as it did with Balaam and we will not see the angel of the Lord standing against...

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Deliverance in Chatanooga (2009)

Perhaps you have been listening to the Elijah company series and the devil has told you that's there is no hope for you. You've gone too far, you're too big of a sinner to ever be changed, it's over for you.  I've lived most of my life in that horribly painful place but know that Satan...

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The Journey Out of the Wilderness

When we come to Christ earnestly and are crucified with Christ and born from above, one of God's ways is to take us to a desert place where it oftentimes appears from our vantage point that we will be utterly destroyed. As God rescues and delivers us, His faith begins to rise in our hearts and we...

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Hungry for Jesus? (December 22, 2006)

Pastor Ray talks about the prodigal son and asks the critical question are we hungry for Jesus or do find our sustenance elsewhere? We must carefully examine our lives to determine if all of our hunger is satisfied by Jesus or do we satiate our appetite for Jesus with something else?

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Are You Resting in Jesus, or Somewhere Else? (Encore)

Using the story of the rich young ruler, Pastor Ray asks the question where are you resting? In our culture, there are so many things we can rest in, such as entertainment, our accomplishment, families, work, etc. We must enter into Jesus and He will become our rest, listen to this powerful message and allow the...