Married for Eternity
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Married for Eternity

Jesus passionate love for us leads Him to go to every length to purify us so that we can be married for eternity to Him. To be purified, we must make a deep and thorough repentance. E.E. Shelhamer’s Manifestations of Carnality provides specific suggestions. Secondly, we must quickly do whatever Jesus tells us to do....

A True Friend of God
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A True Friend of God

There are three kinds of Christians. First, the true friend of God. Second, quid-pro-quo (i.e., “this for that”) followers motivated by selfishness or self interests. Third, those moved by the opinions of others and social demands. A true friend of God sides with Jesus against his own sin. His whole heart wants to honor Jesus....

Be Ye Holy!
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Be Ye Holy!

Are you daily making a conscious decision to be holy? The apostle Peter, writing to Christians, says to gird up the loins of our minds. To mature, and ultimately to be saved, we must gird up our minds by putting away doubt, fear, and temptation and focusing solely on Jesus–His kingdom and His righteousness. Sister Michelle’s welcome...

The Glory of Mother
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The Glory of Mother

The glory of a mother is that she never gives up on her kids. Likewise, God predestined a holy church, and He will not give up on her. But, this election is corporate–not individual. Like the children of Israel, we can be called brethren yet reject in unbelief the promises of God for our lives....

Grave Joy
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Grave Joy

An encounter with God’s holiness will inspire grave joy in our hearts. Unlike levity, holy joy is sober. It causes us to cry, “Woe is me!” as we see our own uncleanness and God’s holiness. As a result, we cherish the body of Christ and the lost. Instead of biting others, we love them and...

A Living Hope
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A Living Hope

Is your hope in Jesus as alive as a warm handful of Mexican jumping beans? The apostle Peter outlines how one moves from being called to being chosen, or elect. This purification process, wrought by the Holy Spirit, involves many piercings that show us our true spiritual condition so that we can repent. Are you...

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
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The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

What is the gospel of the kingdom of God? It begins with the divine authority of Jesus ruling over all things. Jesus is the conqueror of mens’ hearts and of culture to drive out rebellion, destroy the power and works of the devil, and restore God’s creation to obedience to God, health and total restoration....

Jesus Died for Love
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Jesus Died for Love

How we behave reflects what we believe – and Sister Kathryn’s welcome asks, “Does your life show that you’re seeking a dead Jesus or a living one?” Pastor Ray’s sermon picks up on this thread by elaborating that for Jesus to make His home in our hearts, and for us to make our home in...

You Must Call on the Name of the Lord
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You Must Call on the Name of the Lord

Following Sister Michelle’s welcome message on humility, Pastor Ray’s sermon examines the three accounts of Saul’s conversion. Acts 26:16 shows that the removal of all sin–including the carnal nature–and the revival, Pentecost power of the Holy Spirit are to be obtained together. To “baptize ourselves” in this way means to give ourselves to committed prayer until...

The Purpose of God (in Your Life)
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The Purpose of God (in Your Life)

This thrilling sermon lays out that all of earth’s history has been shaped by men and women’s faith in a rhema word of God–and that God wants to do the same with you, as a member of His church. Are you cognizant of God’s Spirit-breathed word (i.e. his rhema) of the specific purpose of your...