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...

Do NOT Stonewall Jesus
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Do NOT Stonewall Jesus

After an outstanding welcome message from Psalm 40 by Sister Michelle, Pastor Ray discusses stonewalling–delaying or blocking a request, process, or person by refusing to answer questions, by giving evasive replies, or by a refusal to submit to Jesus (resulting in no outpouring of love). This is the final sign that you’re about to turn...

Behind the Scenes of the Temptations
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Behind the Scenes of the Temptations

Sister Kathryn opens the welcome with two questions: Do you want to walk free of sin? and, Do you want Jesus to answer your prayers? Pastor Ray then plunges into an urgent call for an utter consecration to and reliance on Jesus Christ and our desperate need for the Pentecost power of the Holy Spirit....

Jacob’s Heart
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Jacob’s Heart

In this very unique and eye-opening reading of Jacob’s life, Brother David unfolds Jacob’s heart to respond to the call of the Holy Spirit. Though immature, he committed himself to God in ways very precious to Jesus, and did not turn away in his heart when he went through suffering he could not understand. Just...

Belshazzar’s Feast
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Belshazzar’s Feast

Belshazzar refused the light he had about the holy God of heaven and died partying. He was unable to read the writing on the wall, which was the judgment of God over his life. By contrast, Daniel took a strong stand for righteousness, refused the king’s gifts, and was exalted (and delivered) by God. With...