Do Not Drift (2008)
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Do Not Drift (2008)

Saul, the first king of Israel, began his rule in obedience to God. However, Saul rejected the Holy Spirit’s efforts to fully sanctify him. As Saul clung to his pride, greater and greater sins emerged. Though he could have repented, he continued to drift. Finally, he ended up dead in a witch’s house. And the...

Who Shall Be Able to Stand?
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Who Shall Be Able to Stand?

“For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” These words warn each one of us that we will face the judgment of God based on what we’ve done. On that day, your conscience will agree with every sentence for or against you. If you died in your...

Do Your First Work
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Do Your First Work

Can a sinner consecrate his life to God? Yes, but not while he remains a sinner. Consecration is not the first step of the Christian life. To do your first work as a Christian is to repent. Jesus said, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He didn’t say, “Consecrate yourself.” He said,...

A Thumb in the Devil’s Eye
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A Thumb in the Devil’s Eye

This Halloween, we asked you and Jesus to put a thumb in the devil’s eye. And wow, did God answer! Enjoy the Christian songs, and watch as listeners pledge over $1500 in this offertory! Instead of celebrating death this Halloween, we’re celebrating life–Jesus Christ!

Yoked with Christ
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Yoked with Christ

“Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you…for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Jesus spoke these words. Though they’re poetic, they raise some questions. How can I rest if I’m working? What kind of work will make my...

The Battle Belongs to the Lord (2015)
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The Battle Belongs to the Lord (2015)

A battle is on for your soul. God’s law, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die,” still stands. So if a person is to save his soul from death, he must be forgiven of his sins and stop sinning. But how is a person to prevail in this battle against sin? Simply, we do not...

Run to Jesus for Refuge
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Run to Jesus for Refuge

What does it look like to run to Jesus for refuge? Brother Bevington, a 20th-century American evangelist, cut it straight. “Get right with God! Get on your knees and cry out loud for mercy!” Bevington issued these directions not to unbelievers, but to church members in good standing. The resulting meeting continued for over eight...

Trust in the Presence of God
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Trust in the Presence of God

Jesus identified three conditions that a person must meet to be in the presence of God. The first is to deny yourself. The second is to take up your cross. And the third is to follow Jesus. So what does this mean, practically? One common mistake is confusing the call of the Holy Spirit with...

The Unsung Hero (2014)
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The Unsung Hero (2014)

Why did Cain kill his brother? The Lord warned, “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if not, sin crouches at the door.” Instead of taking up the battle against sin, Cain took up the battle against his brother Abel. On the other hand, Abel did not sin. Though it...

A Backslider Restored
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A Backslider Restored

When you woke up this morning, were you excited about Jesus? Or did you feel, “Same old, same old. It’s another day.” Thus is the difference between a saint and a backslider. Pastor Ray describes several red flags that you’re a backslider and how to recover. Three of these signs are: loss of interest in...