What Makes God Angry? (2009)
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What Makes God Angry? (2009)

Do you know what makes God angry? You may say, “Sin,” and that’s true. One specific sin that makes God angry is gossip. For example, when Moses married a woman of color from Ethiopia, his siblings Miriam and Aaron began to speak evil against him. As a result, Miriam was struck with leprosy for seven...

Dressed in Rags
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Dressed in Rags

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress illustrates both conversion and revival. For the main character Christian, the first step of salvation was to recognize that he was dressed in rags. His family and neighbors thought he’d lost his mind. But Christian began to weep and tremble as he read and believed the Bible. He saw that he...

Wake Up!
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Wake Up!

Many Christians admit, “We need revival.” But then, they become defensive when confronted about their sin. However, confrontation of sin is the first stage of revival. Why? Because revival presupposes sin and backsliding in the church. So in the first stage of revival, a preacher calls Christians to repentance and holiness. Next, he or she...

Jesus, Redeemer and Judge
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Jesus, Redeemer and Judge

Who is Jesus? Confusion about this question exists not only today, but began during Jesus’ life on earth. Two keys to understanding the gospel are to see Jesus as our Redeemer and as our Judge. Right now, Jesus is acting as our Redeemer. But the time will come when he Judges all mankind by what...

The Days of Elijah (2009)
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The Days of Elijah (2009)

Just as Israel’s sin led to drought during the days of Elijah, the American church’s sin led us into our current drought. But instead of lacking rain, we lack the Holy Spirit in power and purity. So what is God’s solution? God is calling for an Elijah company. This group of individuals will make no...

What Is Your Heart Given To? (October 2017)
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What Is Your Heart Given To? (October 2017)

The Holy Spirit was able to speak to Peter about the salvation of Cornelius and all Gentiles because Peter had made himself fully available to the work of God. Though Peter didn’t understand everything up front, he’d given himself fully to Jesus and obeyed the Holy Spirit. The result? The Gentile Pentecost. You and I...

Access the Promises of God (2013)
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Access the Promises of God (2013)

Are you a Christian who seems unable to access the promises of God? You pray, and God doesn’t answer. You know that something is wrong–but what? Pastor James provides several tests. First, are you complaining against God? Do you say things like, “God, why is my job so bad?” Or, “Why is my husband so...

Today is the Day of Salvation (2013)
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Today is the Day of Salvation (2013)

In part 3 of this, “What is the Gospel?” series, Pastor Ray asks, “What measurable progress are you making in Jesus?” Several callers testify that Jesus Christ gave them the victory to walk clean without sinning at all. Unfortunately, because of false teaching, it wasn’t quick and easy for them. They express the difficulty of...

The Two Ditches of Humanism (2013)
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The Two Ditches of Humanism (2013)

In Part 2 of this series from 2013, Pastor Ray discusses the two ditches of humanism. On the one side, there is the ditch of sentimentalism, which is a mile wide but skin deep but fails to deals with the reality of our sinful nature. Most who are serious about following Jesus will see the...

Unveiling the False Intellectual Veneer of Ignorance (2013)
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Unveiling the False Intellectual Veneer of Ignorance (2013)

In today’s broadcast, we begin replaying a short series on what is the Gospel and Pastor Ray begins talking about the false intellectual veneer of the character Ignorance from the book, Pilgrim’s Progress. Let the Holy Spirit unveil this ignorance, which has allowed many to remain in their sin while claiming to be Christians. Let...