Unbelief vs. Trust
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Unbelief vs. Trust

Pastor Ray discusses the day-to-day differences between unbelief and trust in Jesus. Then he shares how to move from unbelief into trust.

Temptations in the Desert
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Temptations in the Desert

Pastor Ray continues the study from the Gospel of Mark. In the desert, we're confronted with our pride and finally begin to see ourselves as God does. Jacob experienced this at Peniel. In this place, the devil tempts us, and we begin to see how we operate. Then a door is open for us to...

Produce Fruit in Keeping with Repentance
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Produce Fruit in Keeping with Repentance

John the Baptist prepared the way for the Messiah by baptizing men and women whose lives showed consistent fruit of repentance. A story from the life of Guy Bevington gives a more modern-day example of what it looks like for religious people to repent, pray through, and enter the kingdom of God.

It’s Time to Pray
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It’s Time to Pray

Guy Bevington, a traveling holiness preacher, promoted a revival in Indiana. Many of the Methodist church's 300 members admitted they weren't saved. Then, many prayed through to salvation. Meanwhile, Bevington hid in a haystack. His eccentric and persistent prayer approach created a connection with God. Through that channel, God's power flowed and fueled revival. Today,...

God Can Save Anyone
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God Can Save Anyone

As our Christmas gift to you, we share a powerful story from the life of G.C. Bevington. In answer to one man's prayers, the Holy Spirit led Bevington to Chattanooga, Tennessee. On arrival, he was told to preach that night. At the meeting, church members tried to remove a man who'd been an alcoholic for...

(Part 2) The Pharisee and the Publican
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(Part 2) The Pharisee and the Publican

Following up on yesterday's sermon about the Pharisee, Pastor Ray now turns to the publican (tax collector). This man recognized that he had no righteousness to bring to God. But, he wanted righteousness–and so he asked for it from God. In like manner Christians can receive God's righteousness from Jesus Christ. This message includes a...

The Pharisee and the Publican
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The Pharisee and the Publican

It's easy to belittle the Pharisee who congratulated himself on not being a sinner. But this Pharisee sincerely believed his words. His religion was all outward with no heart change. He didn't know that he was a hypocrite. This is why it's easy not only to belittle the Pharisee, but to be the Pharisee–and not...

The Lamb of God
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The Lamb of God

Jesus did not “put on” the lamb nature when he offered himself as a sacrifice for sin. He offered himself because he is the lamb. As Christians, we are to become this lamb ourselves. The baptism of the Holy Spirit doesn't just dress us like a lamb. Instead, it changes us essentially so that we...

Take the Low Seat
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Take the Low Seat

Drawing from Luke 17, Pastor Ray shares thoughts from Roy Hession's The Calvary Road on how to be humble. Humility doesn't happen simply by resolving to be humble. These five steps will help you take the low seat, “so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better...