Americana
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Americana

The history of America and the history of biblical Israel run parallel. We find this exemplified in the story of Elijah, Ahab, and Jezebel. Confronting the Jewish people, Elijah said, “How long will you hop back and forth between two opinions?” He referred to the love of God and the love of prosperity achieved by...

Reaching the Cross
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Reaching the Cross

As soon as John Bunyan's character, Christian, reached the cross, the burden of sin fell from his back. It rolled into the tomb, never to be seen again. Then, three shining Ones met Christian. He received forgiveness of sins, new clothing, a scroll, and a mark on his forehead. Pastor Ray and Alexandra share some...

Holy Spirit Lessons
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Holy Spirit Lessons

After Christian entered the narrow gate, he arrived at the House of the Interpreter. Here, lessons from the Holy Spirit prepared him for his journey. Let these illustrations from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and their interpretation, encourage and guide you on your own Christian journey. Correction: In the duel referred to in this broadcast, Aaron...

Narrow Is the Gate
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Narrow Is the Gate

In John Bunyan's story, Pliable and Christian both began the journey to the narrow gate. Then, Pliable thought the journey was too difficult. He turned back to the City of Destruction, leaving Christian on his own. Soon, Mr. Worldly Wiseman turned Christian away from the path of life. After meeting Evangelist, Christian fled, and finally...

Law and Grace
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Law and Grace

What do Christians mean when they talk about “the cross”? Romans 6 gives a simple definition. To “die with Christ” is to die to sin. That is, all sin. This death is always accompanied by a resurrection: a new, sin-free life to serve God. The law of God will not be set aside at the final judgment....

Escape Wrath, Find Freedom
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Escape Wrath, Find Freedom

A person convicted of sin is eager to get rid of their guilt. Some quickly get to Jesus and find freedom and healing. Others end up in a system of morality. By following certain rules, they ease their conviction, even though they still sin. But they still haven't gotten to Jesus and actually gotten saved....

A Hand of Help
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A Hand of Help

Christians, at the beginning of their journey, may fall into a swamp of despair. Some will give up and go back to their old lives. Others will help to get out of the swamp and get back on the path to heaven. This message, based on the book Pilgrim's Progress, encourages Christians to reach out and...

Do You Have a Soul?
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Do You Have a Soul?

Eternity, heaven, hell, death, and judgment are honest questions you must face if you have a soul. Through the story of Pilgrim's Progress and a sermon excerpt from Catherine Booth, Pastor Ray and Alexandra share how you can escape hell and the fear of death. If you believe you have a soul, will you make...

A Careful Definition of Repentance
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A Careful Definition of Repentance

Repentance is indispensable to salvation. However, much confusion exists in the world and the church about repentance. In and of themselves, sorrow, conviction, promises to reform, and weeping are not repentance. Instead, repentance is a total and present renunciation of all evil (sin). This careful definition of repentance will help you determine whether or not...

#3 October Offertory By Faith
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#3 October Offertory By Faith

We passed the offering plate on the air today with a goal of $550. $100 was donated. We thank God for all who've contributed, and we trust Jesus for the remainder. Everything you give will go to cover the almost $4,000 October radio bill at WAVA in Washington, DC. Enjoy the hymns, and God bless...