The rich young ruler's rejection of the call to follow Jesus is illuminated through Romans 7.
The question, “Is it impossible to follow Jesus?” sometimes arises in response to despair. But that despair can be turned to hope as we understand Jesus' instructions, “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me.”
Jesus warned his followers against traditions of the elders, hypocrisy, and hardness of heart. Instead, he admonishes Christians to keep on asking for the anointing power of the Holy Spirit.
God's remedy for hard-hearted Christians is the purifying fire of the Holy Spirit. To receive this cleansing, the individual must repent of any hypocrisy or disobedience.
Human beings require both physical and spiritual food to survive. When Jesus said, “I am the bread of life,” he showed us how to receive eternal life into our souls. Pastor Ray and Alexandra explore what is this “bread of life,” with key points including belief in Jesus, freedom from sin, and soul-winning.
At Nazareth, Jesus could only do a few miracles because of the people's unbelief. Meanwhile, other towns and villages gladly received Jesus' disciples and their miracles of healing and demonic deliverance. Growing smaller through repentance will transition a person from rejecting Christ's healing to receiving it.
Jesus' life is an example for those who wish to live by the Holy Spirit. Pastor Ray and Alexandra explore this concept through the stories of Jairus' daughter's resurrection and a woman's healing.
When Jesus met a demon-possessed man living in a tomb, the man feared Jesus. “In God's name, don't torture me!” he cried. But instead of being tortured, the man was restored to the image of God. For those of us who fear God's condemnation–or that surrender to Christ will make us miserable–this message shows us...
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