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The Entrance Fee at the Gates of Righteousness

In this sermon, Pastor Ray describes and distinguishes the walks of King Asa and King Jehoshaphat. It’s so easy to become proud under the blessing of the Lord and to think that we’re somebody. The greatest task God has given us is to utterly disown ourselves and avoid the temptation to create our own holiness. God...

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A House Divided? (May 16, 2004)

Using Matthew 12 and the parable of the sower, Pastor Ray discusses about when there is a divided house (a divided soul who can’t decide whether to walk with Jesus or to walk with the world). There must be an entire separation from the world and we must allow the Holy Spirit to search our...

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Consider Yourself Dead to Sin (Encore)

In today’s encore broadcast, Pastor Ray encourages us to look at the cause/effect relationship of sin. This cause/effect nature of sin has been clouded by our feelings. God’s grace enables us to say no to sin. Do you want to live a new life in Jesus free of sin? That’s what was Jesus wants to...

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With Jesus It Is ALL Personal

Although we must make that voluntary choice to either be a saint by the blood of Jesus as we are crucified with Christ or a sinner, only Jesus can remove the sin from our heart or the heart of another. We must ever continually be “poor in Spirit” (see Matthew 5:3) with our utter inability...

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A Clean Heart!

An alternative title of today’s broadcast could be “The Path to a Clean Heart.” Using another biography from the series of books entitled “They Knew Their God” Pastor Ray describes the journey of John G. Govan on the path to a clean heart. God gave this dear brother a divorce from sin and a new life in...

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Caring Enough?

Today’s broadcast involves another biography from the series “They Knew Their God.” This one concerns a dear brother named George Railton. This brother made a choice very early in his life to only care what Jesus cared about, in a real substantive way not in a sentimental way that many view Jesus. This exacted a...

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Sacrifice Your Life for Life

In this broadcast, Pastor Ray discusses the foundation of Christian perfection as laid out by John Wesley. In what sense are Christians perfect and not made perfect? In addition, Pastor Ray provides another story from the “They Knew Their God” series (see the top of the home page) using the life of Iva Durham Vennard....

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The Heart Cry For Holiness

There is a transition happening to those who are part of the National Prayer Chapel, whether you physically go there or you’re listening to the broadcasts and sermons. Jesus focus is to build the kingdom of God. He’s taking us to a place where we give up the need to be somebody and all of...

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An End to the Self-Centered Life (2005)

The biggest struggle in this culture to being a true follower of Christ, is the inner struggle with pride and selfishness. In our culture, we’ve mostly worshiped it and seen it as a virtue rather than a great sin before a holy God.  It’s taken many years and much suffering for the Holy Spirit to unveil this...

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Enter Not into Temptation! (April 8, 2004)

In this sermon, Pastor Ray discusses why Jesus entered into the garden of Gethsemane (from Mark 14) and why we must do so as well, even though the reasons are much different. We need not enter into temptation if we’re willing to enter the garden of Gethsemane. If you’ve not made that decision, please listen...