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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...

Pardon, or Permission?
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Pardon, or Permission?

In the American church and most of the western world, comfortable theologies of the sinning Christian have obscured the truth about God’s law and his atonement. A powerful illustration by Charles Finney, drawn from Ecclesiastes 8:11, demonstrates the intention of God to persuade sinners to give up their spirit of rebellion, and the great guilt...

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The Testimony of Righteousness

In this vulnerable testimony, Pastor Ray shares his experience of entire sanctification. Entire sanctification is not some mystical experience: it is simply a covenant confirmed with Jesus that, “I disown my life, and I will receive from Jesus only what he chooses to give me.” As we deny ourselves the right to provide for ourselves,...

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Union with Jesus

Are you in union with Jesus? Rees Howells’ testimony illustrates the need to abandon selfishness, which is sin, in order to enter and stay in union with Jesus. The gospel is designed to eradicate selfish motives and draw one’s heart into pure benevolence. On the nature of this change, Charles Finney writes, “If you love...

The Date of Your Execution
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The Date of Your Execution

Jesus said, “Do not begin to think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I came not to abolish but to fulfill.” Weaving in Charles Finney’s allegory about parents pleading for the pardon of their condemned son, Pastor Ray shows that the new covenant does not abolish the requirements of the moral...

The Liquid Love of God
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The Liquid Love of God

Charles Finney described his conversion as, “I felt myself justified by faith…I was in a state in which I did not sin. Instead of feeling that I was sinning all the time, my heart was so full of love that it overflowed…I could not feel that I was sinning against God. Nor could I recover...

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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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No More Fiat Christianity! (Encore)

Using a reading from the great revivalist Charles Finney, Pastor Ray asks the question if we have a “fiat” Christian life, that is not backed by anything other than religious gibberish and wishful intentions. We must must all face the great white throne of judgment and our actions will be judged. Have you thought your...

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What Is the Driving Motive of Your Heart? (Encore)

Why do we sin whatever that sin may be? Most of us sin simply because we hope to get something good out of it. Sin is when we place our own desire over our duty to serve the living God of heaven.  We must lay down this quid pro quo attitude, where we view God...