A Living Hope
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A Living Hope

Is your hope in Jesus as alive as a warm handful of Mexican jumping beans? The apostle Peter outlines how one moves from being called to being chosen, or elect. This purification process, wrought by the Holy Spirit, involves many piercings that show us our true spiritual condition so that we can repent. Are you...

Dead or Alive (2004)
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Dead or Alive (2004)

How can you tell whether you–or a church–is alive or dead? The risen Christ’s message to the church in Sardis points to one’s works. Though we are not saved by works, true saving faith will produce works of obedience. Without them, we are dead, even if we have the appearance of being a living Christian....

Perfectly Trustful, Perfectly Calm
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Perfectly Trustful, Perfectly Calm

In his memoir, Holy Spirit Revivals, Charles Finney describes how revival broke through fierce opposition in Auburn, New York. Finney brought the opposition before the Lord. After several days of prayer, he was lifted into a perfectly trustful, perfectly calm state of mind. Kindness for those who opposed the revival filled Finney’s heart. He determined...

The War Is On
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The War Is On

The war is on: Satan is being evicted, and Jesus Christ is conquering territory on this earth by reclaiming men and women’s hearts to obedience under the royal authority of God. In this war, we are called to repent–to leave the kingdom of darkness and enlist in the battle for righteousness. If you make this...

A Pure Heart by Faith (2011)
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A Pure Heart by Faith (2011)

You are sanctified the same way you are saved: by a gift of grace through faith. The cost–you must die with Christ–is also the same. In early America, this gift of sanctification–or a pure heart–often came via the mourner’s bench. After a service, those battling with conviction would tarry on a pew at the front...

No Longer Hostile to God (2005)
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No Longer Hostile to God (2005)

What does being hostile to God look like? Doing everything you can to fix life’s problems, using God to get what you want, complaining, playing the victim, or anything that blocks you from praying are manifestations of a mind hostile to God. In this state, instead of fearing God, one fears circumstances. But this unbelief...

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
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The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

What is the gospel of the kingdom of God? It begins with the divine authority of Jesus ruling over all things. Jesus is the conqueror of mens’ hearts and of culture to drive out rebellion, destroy the power and works of the devil, and restore God’s creation to obedience to God, health and total restoration....

Behind the Scenes of the Temptations (March 2017)
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Behind the Scenes of the Temptations (March 2017)

Sister Kathryn opens the welcome with two questions: Do you want to walk free of sin? and, Do you want Jesus to answer your prayers? Pastor Ray then plunges into an urgent call for an utter consecration to and reliance on Jesus Christ and our desperate need for the Pentecost power of the Holy Spirit....

Interview with Corey Stewart
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Interview with Corey Stewart

In this hour-long interview with Corey Stewart, candidate for the governorship of Virginia, Pastor Ray digs into a number of moral and political questions. “What do you see as the role of the church in the community of Virginia?” “How do we reign in judges who make law instead of support law?” Corey directly addresses...

The Lie of Imputed Righteousness
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The Lie of Imputed Righteousness

The lie of imputed righteousness has cast a delusion over the modern church. “When Jesus looks at you, he doesn’t see you, he sees himself,” has pushed out mental distress over sin. The majority of those who call themselves Christians will, to their surprise, be sent to hell unless there is a dramatic change by...