Contrasting the stories of Jacob's deception and evangelist G.C. Bevington's 9-day prayer session, Pastor Ray describes the difference between fighting against God and fighting with God.
Continuing in the parable of the sower, Pastor Ray explains what deep, good Christian soil looks like. In particular, Psalm 51 speaks of the need of regeneration and sanctification for a backslider. A story from Guy Bevington's book, Remarkable Miracles, illustrates this point with the story of a woman who used to be a Christian,...
Yesterday's broadcast examined the rocky ground described in the parable of the sower. Today, Pastor Ray looks at the thorns that can choke a Christian's spiritual life. Learn which three things will keep you out of heaven, and what to do instead.
Four different soils are identified in the parable of the sower. Pastor Ray talks about how to identify rocky ground and the place of church discipline and forgiveness in breaking it up.
Jesus' parables about the kingdom of God help us rethink our common understanding of the gospel. Pastor Ray shares that the kingdom is about more than personal piety; it also includes social action and divine power.
At the beginning of our story, “Holy Ann” is unconverted and illiterate. When Mrs. McKay hires Ann to help in her home, the mistress begins to pray with and for Ann. Though unenthused by the church meetings, Ann one night feels led to pray alone. Through a miraculous encounter with the Holy Spirit, she becomes...
What does it mean to wait upon the Lord? Setting aside time to seek God, hear his promises, join with other like-minded Christians, do the right thing at the right time, and ask God for the promises to become reality all play a role.
Jesus Christ taught us a new way to enter into sabbath rest. Listen as Pastor Ray shares from the Gospel of Mark an expanded understanding of the sabbath and its place in the New Covenant.
The word “forgive” means to separate; send away; forsake; distance from. When Jesus “forgives” sin, he sends it away so that it's no longer a part of you. Then, as we pray for revival to come, it's not just for this spiritual aspect, but to practically help the poor and heal the sick.
Jesus Christ spoke with authority. His message wasn't that the Messiah would come and heal; his message was that the Messiah had come and was healing. Today, will you trust Jesus to heal and free you completely, from all sin?