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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...

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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...

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Breaking the Bondage of Self-Deception

Self-deception can block Christians from living out God's plan for their lives. In Saul's case, he was made into a new man and called to be king of Israel. But, because of self-deception, he didn't believe that God's power would enable him to be a holy king. As a result, he continued to make self-defeating...

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The Making of a Man or Woman of God

One factor in the making of a man or woman of God is the person's decision to be planted fully in Christ, with no roots crawling out to evil. I may say I'm a Christian, but if my roots are in wickedness, then my actions (though they may be hidden) will be evil. Using the...

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The Mote and the Beam

As Christians, we need each other to help us see blind spots in our own character. But the way in which we do this is everything. The first step in helping another person is to remove the beam from our own eye. What is the beam? Yes, there is a small wrong in the other...