The Father’s Compassion
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The Father’s Compassion

The story of the prodigal son expresses the Father's compassion and power. When a sinner repents, the Father immediately forgives and restores him. He doesn't leave His son in dirty clothes, working with the servants. He doesn't require His son to sit in time-out, or drag out the past, or earn his way back into...

Vignettes on the Holy Spirit Baptism
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Vignettes on the Holy Spirit Baptism

Several dense, juicy vignettes illustrate life after receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. These vignettes help us see how conversion isn't enough. In the new birth alone, we fall far short of the full depth of Christian experience and usefulness. Secondly, they help us understand what we're praying for. These vignettes are taken from...

How to Overcome Sin
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How to Overcome Sin

Many Christians today live in a miserable state of bondage to sin. They pray and resolve to do better. They suppress sinful urges and desires. And they think this is the normal Christian life. But they never overcome sin. So what are we to do? How do we overcome sin? First, we must recognize that...

The Holy Spirit’s Prayer (2006)
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The Holy Spirit’s Prayer (2006)

In this encore message, Pastors Ray and Jan ask, “Was the cross enough for our salvation? Can you be saved from hell while still living in sin?” A look at the words of Jesus, Paul, and John answer, “Absolutely not!” The cross opened the way for total salvation now, but we must appropriate that gift...

Un-Sin Me!
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Un-Sin Me!

King David's prayer in Psalm 51 is that God would “un-sin” him. Though usually translated “wash” or “purge,” this literal meaning of “un-sin” reveals that David was crying out for entire sanctification, which is the total removal of the old man/carnal nature. We find this taught by the apostle Paul in Romans 6: our old...

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Is Jesus Trying to Kill Me? (2009)

The Lord has said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” But Jesus died so that our soul does not have to die! So how are we to die with Christ? We are to die first to our sinful actions, and second to our sinful nature. The sin nature is not part of our soul—it...

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Unspotted by the World (Encore)

The story of Rees Howells shows the necessity of entire sanctification after the new birth. In order for Jesus to live in our bodies, as he intends to do, we must give him complete control of our lives. Revival in America hinges on individuals who will make this total consecration to Jesus.  Beloved, will you...

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Made Righteous by Jesus

We must be made righteous and walk clean, like Job, or we will go to hell. Without suffering, we will not be made righteous. However, we must not mistake our righteousness as our own: righteousness is a gift from God that is infused into our soul. Perhaps you understand this intellectually, but do you still lament...

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Seeds of Destruction

The battle is on for the soul of America. Morality is crashing in America as the pulpits no longer burn with righteousness and no longer directly confront sin. The seeds of destruction have created an “inclusive” gospel that no longer rebukes sin or legalistic righteousness that's full of rigidity, with no underlying power. It's time...

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Unspotted by the World

In the welcome, Sister Michelle asks the question “What do you think God is thinking about America and your life?” using Psalm 32 and 2 Corinthians 7 as the text.  Pastor Ray details what entire sanctification looks like in the life of the believer.  The modern church's denial of entire sanctification is simply a refusal...

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