The Compassion of Jesus (2004)
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The Compassion of Jesus (2004)

What is the first quality about himself that God identifies? He says, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God” (Exodus 34:6). But what does “compassion” mean? The compassion of Jesus refers to deep feelings that originate in the stomach and pour out. For example, Jesus’ inward parts stirred deeply when he heard blind...

The Hidden Mind of God (2004)
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The Hidden Mind of God (2004)

The mind of God is hidden from us when our minds are on something else. Beginning with Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine at Cana, Pastor Ray shows that the mind of God is on the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, the destruction of this earth, and the redemption of mankind. It is easy...

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The Refiner’s Fire

Jesus urges the church at Laodicea to “buy gold tried in the fire.” The gold is saving faith (1 Peter). The cost is to fully submit to Christ’s refining fire that purifies, sanctifies, and ultimately saves the soul as it walks in the promises of God and doesn’t give in to despair (Malachi 3). The...