The Father’s Compassion
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The Father’s Compassion

The story of the prodigal son expresses the Father's compassion and power. When a sinner repents, the Father immediately forgives and restores him. He doesn't leave His son in dirty clothes, working with the servants. He doesn't require His son to sit in time-out, or drag out the past, or earn his way back into...

Come Out of the Pig Pen
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Come Out of the Pig Pen

Jesus told a story of a lost, or prodigal, son. This son took his father's wealth, squandered it in riotous living, and ended up feeding pigs while he starved. This pictures the case of every sinner. All have taken what God has given, squandered it on anything and everything except service for God, and found...

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Jesus Waits for Your Decision

The parable of the prodigal son shows two responses to the gospel. In the first, the lost son comes to his senses and cries, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son!” In the second, the elder son holds onto a hard, angry...

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...

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...

Be Wise and Surrender to Jesus!
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Be Wise and Surrender to Jesus!

The virgin birth and the pre-existence of Jesus Christ are two key elements in understanding that Jesus is the atonement, the verdict against mankind, and the gospel. We're not saved by punishment that Jesus endured; we are saved by Jesus himself. Do you respond to this like the wise men who put their faces on...

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Faith and Works! (Encore)

Today's radio broadcast is the encore welcome and sermon from September 25. Jesus wants to fully accomplish His purpose in our lives, but above all He wants our words and deeds to match. Decide to be on the side of Jesus, and, through quick obedience, make your words and deeds match!

A New Creation
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A New Creation

There is no sanctification after death. A close look at the original Greek text overturns a cornerstone of this false gospel: Jesus did not become sin. Instead, “The one not having experienced sin took sin on our behalf in order that we might be made righteous.” The death of Christ condemned all who sin. You...

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Seeds of Destruction

The battle is on for the soul of America. Morality is crashing in America as the pulpits no longer burn with righteousness and no longer directly confront sin. The seeds of destruction have created an “inclusive” gospel that no longer rebukes sin or legalistic righteousness that's full of rigidity, with no underlying power. It's time...