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God’s Purpose in Our Suffering

Is being a Christian hard? This is true only if you’re trying in your own strength and power to be a  Christian. The good news is that real righteousness, just like salvation, is a free gift from Jesus. The gospel doesn’t require you to white knuckle the monsters in your life. Power and victory come...

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The Gates of Righteousness! (Psalm 118)

Repentance and righteousness are not God’s end for the Christian. Instead, they are stepping stones to intimacy and fellowship with Jesus. This intimacy comes at a high price: suffering, discipline, and consciously and deliberately giving up control of your life to Jesus. He will deal with the monsters in your life if you simply trust Him and...

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Is It Too Hard to Follow Jesus? (2011)

Consider this sermon, a review of the old and new covenants. Pastor Ray asks the question is it too hard to follow Jesus? Have you faced the truth about yourself before God? Is Jesus is simply an add-on to an already full life? You must make a decision to be crucified with Christ and it only becomes hard to...

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We Have Seen the LIFE!

Pastor Ray continues the study of Hebrews today and the call to grow up in Jesus, which is one of the central themes in the book of Hebrews. The call is to be crucified with Christ, with a wholehearted pursuit of Jesus and the willingness to be transformed by His precious blood.  Isn’t it time to...

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A Made Up Mind?

Looking at an overview of the life of King Solomon, Brother Ed asks the question do you have a made up mind to totally and completely give your life to Jesus or are you like King Solomon who wanted his way and God at the same time ? We must make a decision to give ourselves...

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Have You Been Saved from Your Sin? (Hebrews 2)

This is the fourth broadcast in a series on the exposition of Hebrews verse by verse. Today Pastor Ray asks the question as to whether you are saved or not? Have you been crucified with Christ? Is Jesus totally in charge of your life as demonstrated by your behavior? Allow the dynamite of God to transform...

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The Suffering of Leaving Our Sin

Today’s broadcast is the third one in the series on an exposition of Hebrews verse by verse. Listen to the message with an open heart and mind and let the Holy Spirit speak to you. The walk with Jesus is NOT about self-improvement or trying harder, it’s simply is being crucified with Jesus and fully...

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Set Your Heart on Jesus

Using Malachi, John 14, and Galatians 5, Pastor Ray asked the question have you made an acceptable offering before the Lord, where you have divorced your sin and have been crucified with Christ or have you offered a profane offering before the Lord? That’s only a question you can prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit. May...

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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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We Must Decrease in the Garden of Gethsemane

Pastor Ray talks about the familiar story of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane but please be cognizant of two things to consider as you listen: Prayerfully listen and consider the story afresh, Honestly face before God any divide between what you think you may know and how you actually live. In addition, he provides a more experiential definition of...