Audio file Text: Mark 8:34-38; 10:35-40 Summary: You and I must undergo a water baptism and keep repenting. We must ask regularly for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. If we are still alive when Jesus returns, unfortunately, we will also have to undergo the baptism of fire that is coming upon the world. Jesus […]
Preparing to Follow Jesus
Text: Luke 9:23-25, 57-62 Summary: We can prepare to follow Jesus by surrendering daily, by denying ourselves daily, and by taking up our cross daily.
Job: The Wisdom of God Revealed
Preacher: Pastor Ray The question running through the book of Job is why — specifically, why is Job suffering? In anger, God finally speaks to Job and Job’s friends. In the aftermath, Job repents. Job’s friends repent. But the reason for Job’s suffering is not given. Instead, Job receives a different kind of wisdom […]
Good Friday 2016
Preacher: Pastor Ray Victory over sin, Satan and death began at the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus struggled with and overcame His soul–His mind, emotions and will–by accepting the cup of God’s wrath in submission to the Father’s will.
Rom 8: Lion Hearted
Preacher: Pastor Ray True children of God manifest faith in the midst of suffering. Discussion Questions Read Rom 8:15. – What causes a Romans 8 believer to fall back into Romans 7? – What is the definition of fear? Why is fear the opposite of faith? Read Rom 8:12-13. – Fearfulness is an expression of […]
Revelation 7-8: If You’re Saved, You’re Sealed
Today, we cover the identity of the 144,000 sealed in Revelation 7, the timing of the rapture/tribulation in light of the coming of Christ and the role of suffering for the believer.