God’s Wrath is Real
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God’s Wrath is Real

Even though God's wrath is real, today is the day of salvation. We must honestly face this issue of sin and out of our deaths we can be resurrected into new creatures in Jesus Christ. This creatures a brutal honesty as our soul is exposed through the illumination of the Holy Spirit. Don't sear or...

Death Came Because of Sin
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Death Came Because of Sin

We must understand the cause/effect relationship between sin and death. The question is whether we are holy or unholy and holiness only occurs in our lives as we entirely surrender to Jesus and allow Him full control. It's not how smart we are or aren't or whether we are right or not. Our life is...

Transferred (from the Kingdom of Darkness) to the Kingdom of Light
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Transferred (from the Kingdom of Darkness) to the Kingdom of Light

Listen to Pastor Ray describe this journey out of the Kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of light. This requires a life of full surrender to Jesus where all self-interests are left behind to serve others at the call of Jesus. Pastor Ray goes back to the story of Rees Howell. Have you made this...

Always Obey the Holy Spirit
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Always Obey the Holy Spirit

Many will obey the Holy Spirit some of the time. But do you obey the Holy Spirit all the time? We enter the highway of holiness through the cleansing cross of Jesus Christ. Once on the highway, we stay on it by always obeying the Holy Spirit. If we refuse obedience in even one area,...

Law and Grace
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Law and Grace

What do Christians mean when they talk about “the cross”? Romans 6 gives a simple definition. To “die with Christ” is to die to sin. That is, all sin. This death is always accompanied by a resurrection: a new, sin-free life to serve God. The law of God will not be set aside at the final judgment....

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...