Will You, or Will You Not, Follow Jesus?
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Will You, or Will You Not, Follow Jesus?

At Evans’ Mills, Charles Finney confronted the congregation in this manner: “You admit that what I preach is the Gospel. You profess to believe it. Now, do you intend to receive it or reject it?” We are asking you this same question. You have listened to Pilgrim’s Progress day by day. You believe you are...

Breaking Out of the Straitjacket
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Breaking Out of the Straitjacket

Are you caught in a straitjacket of opinions about doctrine and practice that make you defective for the work of the gospel? This condition, described by Charles Finney in his memoir, Holy Spirit Revivals, can be diagnosed by casualness, lack of concern about holiness, or hardness of heart. The lack of Holy Spirit power in...

Experiencing the Holy Spirit
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Experiencing the Holy Spirit

Have you wondered, “What does entire sanctification look like?” Pastor Ray finishes this week’s doctrinal teachings on this subject with a reading from Charles Finney’s “Conversion to Christ,” found in the memoir Holy Spirit Revivals. In the same day, this dear brother was first born again, then baptized in the Holy Spirit of liquid love and...

What Must I Do to Be Saved? (January 2017)
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What Must I Do to Be Saved? (January 2017)

In this sobering message, Pastor Ray identifies that salvation consists in a state of mind that is supremely happy in (and resigned to) God’s will. To be saved, we must recognize that we’ve stolen ourselves from God, return to Him, and make restitution to all we’ve injured. Doubtful actions will block us from hearing the...

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Nothing Is Hidden from God

When Achan stole and hid gold, silver, and fine clothing from God, the Lord withdrew from Israel, and thirty-six people died in battle. The Lord exposed Achan’s sin to all Israel, who stoned and burned Achan and his family. Just as the fire of judgment consumed Achan, the fires of hell will consume us if...

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Jesus Waits for Your Decision

The parable of the prodigal son shows two responses to the gospel. In the first, the lost son comes to his senses and cries, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son!” In the second, the elder son holds onto a hard, angry...

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A Prepared Salvation

Focusing on the parable of the prodigal son, this continuation in the study of Charles Finney’s book God’s Call sets in terrifying relief the true condition of sinners as thieves and liars towards God. Like the prodigal, we must come to our senses and see that we’ve lived in a pretend world that says, “I...

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Stolen Goods?

A deep consideration of how you have stolen yourself from God will produce great pain. We must see this before we can truly offer a full confession to God and make restitution to people whom we’ve injured. When you see that everything that you own, and are, belongs to God; and that you’ve stolen it...

What Must I Do to Be Saved?
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What Must I Do to Be Saved?

In this sobering message, Pastor Ray identifies that salvation consists in a state of mind that is supremely happy in (and resigned to) God’s will. To be saved, we must recognize that we’ve stolen ourselves from God, return to Him, and make restitution to all we’ve injured. Doubtful actions will block us from hearing the...