The Midnight Cry (2008)
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The Midnight Cry (2008)

Jesus told a story of ten virgins who went to meet the groom. While waiting, all ten fell asleep. Then, a midnight cry woke them. But only five of the ten virgins had oil in their lamps. While the other five went to get more oil, the groom came and shut the door. The immediate...

Fear Sin
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Fear Sin

John Wesley said, “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth.” As we spoke about in Early Church Repentance,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...