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Do Not Stonewall Jesus (March 2017)

Stonewalling is an end of communication. Refusing to answer questions, giving evasive replies, or refusing to submit to Jesus are all stonewalling behaviors. As a result, love flees and the heart grows cold. Stonewalling is the final sign that you’re about to turn away from Jesus. Love that goes beyond socially acceptable bounds is the opposite...

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When You Don’t Want to Pray

What do you do when you don't want to pray (but you know you should)? Charles Finney lays out how we are to come into the state of mind to offer the prayer of faith. First, we search the Scriptures and find evidence that God will answer. Simultaneously, we cherish the good desires from the...

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Will You Pray?

Will you pray? The first baby step of following Jesus is really the only step in the entire Christian life. It is simply doing what Jesus tells you to do. Once you make this commitment, you're in a place to offer the prayer of faith. God has pledged himself to always answer the prayer of...

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The First Baby Steps of Salvation

What are the first baby steps of salvation we must take to grow up in Jesus? The traditions of our modern, hidebound church produce 30-year-old infants in Christ who argue, fuss, make messes, are jealous, and complain when left without a binky or bottle. How do we get past this Gerber food of the gospel?...

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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...