Day 2, May 2018 Offertory
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Day 2, May 2018 Offertory

Praise the Lord! He answered our prayers to get us back on the air today. In this offertory, Sister Alexandra shares from Charles Finney’s sermon, “Love of the World,” and how it applies to our use of finances for God’s kingdom. Listeners responded! By your love and God’s grace, our Pilgrim’s Progress radio bill for...

The Prayer of Faith, Part 2
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The Prayer of Faith, Part 2

How does the Holy Spirit help us know God’s will and pray in faith? First, he leads a Christian to consider the state of the lost and the church in light of the Bible. In other words, the Christian sees the lost as the Bible describes them. And he sees the current state of the...

The Prayer of Faith, Part 1
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The Prayer of Faith, Part 1

The prayer of faith is a specific kind of prayer that always obtains the blessing. As 1 John 5:14-15 says, This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have...

Prevailing Prayer
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Prevailing Prayer

This week, we’ve shared that revival is obtainable through prayer. Keeping with this theme, Pastor Ray and Alexandra define prevailing prayer and its essential characteristics. Simply, prevailing prayer is prayer that God answers. But how are we to offer such prayer? Some of the essential elements include: praying for one specific, definite object; praying according...

Refuges of Lies
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Refuges of Lies

All sinners know that they have sinned against God and are in danger. As a result, they seek a place of safety. While true safety is found in Christ, many are unwilling to go to him. Why? Because it means forsaking all sin. Instead, they choose to believe that a lie will give them a...

The Great Business of Life
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The Great Business of Life

The great business of life is practical oneness and total dependence on Jesus. We don’t learn our way into this gospel. Repentance is the only way in. But, like Martha, many Christians bustle through the duties of life–or even the duties of the church. They never take time to sit with Jesus and give him...

The Intercession of the Spirit
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The Intercession of the Spirit

What does the apostle Paul mean when talks about the unutterable groanings of the Holy Spirit? This intercession of the Spirit occurs when we set aside time to think, meditate, and pray. The Holy Spirit leads the mind to consider the church, sinners, and one’s own soul in light of the Bible. This excites deep...

When You Don’t Want to Pray
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When You Don’t Want to Pray

What do you do when you don’t want to pray (but you know you should)? Charles Finney lays out how we are to come into the state of mind to offer the prayer of faith. First, we search the Scriptures and find evidence that God will answer. Simultaneously, we cherish the good desires from the...

Will You Pray?
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Will You Pray?

Will you pray? The first baby step of following Jesus is really the only step in the entire Christian life. It is simply doing what Jesus tells you to do. Once you make this commitment, you’re in a place to offer the prayer of faith. God has pledged himself to always answer the prayer of...

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...