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The Grief of God’s Heart

Sister Kathryn's welcome highlighted the most practical way to follow Jesus by standing on His promises and then allowing these promises to begin to stand on us, which then enable us to enter into God's grief.  Pastor Ray used to story of the birth of Samuel to detail the process of how God uses grief...

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Grace to the Humble

Today's classic sermon from 2008, melds portions of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7) with Galatians 5 and 6 and James Chapter 4. It's a call to confront darkness and lay down our expectations of others, and allow the love of Jesus to freely flow from our hearts to others. As we do that,...

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Married to the Devil?

Although the focus this week has been on the study of James, this sermon fits in with the theme this week as Pastor Ray talks about the law of marriage, laid out in Matthew and the book of Romans. You cannot be married to Jesus and married to the devil at the same time, no...

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The Common Gospel

Has anyone ever told you that following Jesus requires you to give up all of your hopes, dreams, and life to Jesus Christ? If this offends you, it's because you have never dealt honestly with your love of sin and rebelliousness. You must leave behind the sentimental, powerless gospel of the modern church that says...

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The Hedge of God

If you've fully given yourself to Jesus, the hedge of God now protects you, much in the same way it protected Job. The issue that Job wrestled with (and that we must wrestle with as well) is that due to this hedge we cannot function as if we were gods and all self (our meager...