Lavender’s New Testament and “They Knew Their God” Series – For Your Consideration

We are regularly using Dr. Malcolm Lavender’s New Testament, recently released and available here

On March 16, we began using a wonderful set of books entitled “They Knew Their God” by Edwin and Lillian Harvey (who have both gone on to their reward). A special thanks goes out to Barry and Trudy Tait from Harvey Publishing Company for allowing us to use these on air.

(NOTE: We are not receiving any compensation for our endorsement but highly recommend both of these resources.)

Video Broadcast of Pilgrim’s Progress

Watch the Latest Videos directly from the YouTubePlayList below. This links directly back to You Tube therefore as new videos are made available, they will appear below. To access the older videos, select the desired video in the drop down menu located in the upper left corner of the video screen.

2016 Video Broadcasts of Pilgrim’s Progress

2015 Video Broadcasts of Pilgrim’s Progress

06-27-2016 – Offertory – Monday, Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

For those who listen almost exclusively on the Internet, we’re posting today’s broadcast, which was an offertory (i.e. offering call). If you’ve been blessed by these messages and the Holy Spirit is prompting you to give, you can do so using the following address information:

The National Prayer Chapel
P.O. Box 2346
Woodbridge, VA 22195-2346

Please note: We don’t accept credit cards because Jesus only asks us to give out of what we have, not out of what we don’t have, so simply obey Him. God bless you!

06-26-2016 – Receiving From the Hand of the Lord – Sunday sermon, National Prayer Chapel

(NOTE: We lost the first couple of minutes due to some recording issues, which was a summary of last Sunday’s sermon.) Today’s sermon is another in the series on Elisha and the focus is upon the life of Gehazi, who chose to go after Naaman to get what he thought he was owed. His life is distinguished from the life of Elisha, who simply waited in the presence of the Lord. Pastor Ray provides his testimony where he made that decision to covenant with the Lord to choose to receive only from His hand, what He chose to provide and we have to make that same choice. Will we choose to receive only from the hand of the Lord or do we have to reach out and grab it ourselves?

06-25-2016 – The Kingdom of Cain – Saturday Sermon Classic (October 2006)

In today’s classic sermon, Pastor Ray distinguishes the “Life on God’s Terms” with the “Kingdom of Cain” who wanted to have be in charge of his own life. Despite Cain’s great sin, God still called after him and his call is that we lay down our lives in service to Him. Will you be a Cain or a Daniel? God never forces us to serve him but yet he continually calls us to lay down our lives to Him.

06-24-2016 – Life on God’s Terms – Friday Encore Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

On today’s broadcast, we rebroadcast a sermon from 2006. Using the life of Daniel, Pastor Ray illustrates what it means to have our life on God’s terms and what that actually looks like.  In our self-centered culture, we’ve wanted to make our life about us and most of our life is not actually about us but rather what God wants to do through us. That’s the call from Jesus to live our life on His terms. What will you do???

06-23-2016 -We Have Seen the LIFE! (Hebrews 6) – Thursday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

Pastor Ray continues the study of Hebrews today and the call to grow up in Jesus, which is one of the central themes in the book of Hebrews. The call is to be crucified with Christ, with a wholehearted pursuit of Jesus and the willingness to be transformed by His precious blood.  Isn’t it time to go on from the milk to solid food? It’s time to move on to maturity (perfection, completion).

06-22-2016 – Growing Up in Jesus – Wednesday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray continues the study of Hebrews. In the modern church, there’s no sense of any linear movement in the Christian life, only a life of religious rituals. The unspoken but implied belief is that there is no victory over sin in the Christian life. Listen to the broadcast and hear about the linear nature of the Gospel, Jesus doesn’t leave us to die in our sin. Jesus came to sózó (save) us.

06-21-2016 – Walk By the Words of Jesus (Hebrews 4) – Tuesday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

We must measure our lives by the words of Jesus and His supernatural work and not by what we think or feel.  Pastor explains the process of being saved, through the story of Peter and the infirmed woman in Luke 13. He also explains and distinguishes atonement versus redemption. Listen to the message slowly and let the Holy Spirit teach you.

06-20-2016 – Jesus Saves Completely (Hebrews 7:25) – Monday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

Pastor Ray continues the exposition of Hebrews with his focus being on a systematic presentation of the Gospel, which is not the gnostic gospel of the modern American church. Listen closely to the message today and all of the Biblical references, which are included as tags. Do you want Jesus to save you completely from your sin?

06-19-2016 – Secrets of the Heart (Hebrews 4:12-13) – Sunday Sermon National Prayer Chapel

Pastor Ray lays out what the word of God does as we mature in Jesus. It uncovers those poison pills (or things that would do us or others harm) and uncovers those secret treasures that we can cling to. He uses the story of Naaman, the great commander of Aram 2 Kings 5) to illustrate the process that God wants to take us through, to grow us into men and women of God.

06-18-2016 – The Language of Prayer – Saturday Sermon Classic (July 7, 2005)

On today sermon classic, Pastor Ray lays out the call of the Holy Spirit for the National Prayer Chapel and walks quickly through the model prayer, the Lord’s Prayer. May His kingdom come and His will be done in your life as you fully submit to Jesus.

06-17-2016 – Breaking the Stalemate(s) With God – Friday, Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast (Encore Sermon from 2007)

On today’s encore broadcast, you’ll learn experientially what it means to “pray through.”  As Jesus calls us out of this culture of wickedness and into His light, stalemates will most likely arise as God wants to deal with our behavior and we want to God to intervene in some very specific way. The devil will use these stalemates to get you to side with Him and become the accuser as He is but you do not need this to occur. Will you resolve in your heart that through the power of the blood of Jesus to allow Him to break every stalemate?  It’s time to be victorious in Jesus.

06-16-2016 – Removing the Disconnection From Jesus To Unrighteousness – Thursday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray continues the study in Hebrews, with the focus being upon the disconnection from Jesus to unrighteousness. There must be an unbroken connection between our daily lives and our walk with Jesus Christ, so that there is no separation in our hearts.

06-15-2016 – The Work of Christ (Hebrews 3, 4) – Wednesday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray unveils the anti-Christ spirit that pervades the highest levels of our government, most major corporations, false religions and has swept over the modern American church with the intent to destroy the Judeo-Christian culture and the work is nearly complete. It’s time for the work of Christ to be done in the church of Jesus Christ, to rescue us from the present evil age.

06-14-2016 – The Gateway of God (Deut. 29:16-18) – Tuesday Pilgrim’s Progress Radio Broadcast

Pastor Ray begins in Deuteronomy and then moves to discuss the Islamic caliphate but then focuses upon the impending judgment upon America. The hedge of God protecting America is slowly being removed. He then goes to discuss those who failed to enter into God’s rest due to their self-willed disobedience. Have you entered into the gateway of God laid out in Hebrews 4?

06-13-2016 – That We Might Receive Mercy (Hebrews 4) – Monday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray continues the study of Hebrews. As the children of Israel opted to worship Baal and self-absorption, God brought adversaries. It’s simply one of God’s ways that He will always oppose the proud, and the judgments become more pronounced as the hedge of God is removed. Have you denied that the blood of Jesus has the power to transform you? We must decide whether we will repent and allow God to rescue us or we will be swept away in judgement.

06-12-2016 – The Most Difficult Decision – Sunday Sermon, National Prayer Chapel

The invitation of Jesus is to lay down our lives, take up our cross and follow Him, which means that I must fully trust in Jesus and enter into His rest. We are continually tested to see whether we will simply trust Jesus and wait on Him or whether we will attempt to make our way. Will you fully entrust your life and all of its circumstances into the hand of God or do you still want to be in charge of your own life?

06-12-2016 – Sunday welcome (Walk in the Light of Jesus!) – Sister Kathryn Sampson

Sister Kathryn, following John Chapter 1, talks about walking in the light of Jesus. We must choose to walk in the glorious light of Jesus or walk in the darkness of the devil. It’s a continuous choice that we must make.

06-11-2016 – The Way of Ishmael (Genesis 16) – Saturday Sermon Classic (08-01-2004)

Today’s classic sermon is one on the way of Ishmael. As Abram and Sarai waited for the promise of God to be fulfilled in their life together, they grew impatient and opted for creating an Ishmael. Learn what this means and allow conviction to come so that this self-reliant spirit can be removed by the blood of Jesus. Jesus wants us to trust in His promises, not in our ability to create for ourselves. Are you trusting in Jesus to create all things in your life or are you trusting in your ability to make it through?

06-08-2016 – Come Near the Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:11-12) – Wednesday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

Today’s broadcast continues with the exposition of Hebrews 4.  Here’s the key verses: Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:11-12).

06-07-2016 – A Warning Against Unbelief (Hebrews 4) – Tuesday Pilgrim’s Progress

In today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray continues with the study of Hebrews and how God dealt with the children of Israel in the desert. There’s a place where we all must come to where Jesus becomes the source of all things in our lives. Most of us believe that we can trust God for heaven but must make our own way. Listen to the story and make the decision to covenant with God to trust Him for all things and enter into the rest of God.

06-06-2016 – Weeping Before Jesus (Hebrews 3) – Monday Pilgrim’s Progress Broadcast

Thanks be to Jesus, Pastor Ray is back on the radio from 1-2 p.m. continuing the study of the book of Hebrews. In addition to resuming the study in Hebrews 3, he also includes the highlights of the Sunday sermon on the Beatitudes, which we were unable to successfully record. Today’s message is a stern warning from Hebrews 3, which says in part, “Today if you hear His voice, May you not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion.”  Have you trusted in false teachings that allow you to walk in sin or bitterness of heart?

06-04-2016 – How to Be Happy? – Saturday Sermon Classic (2008)

Today’s post is part of a series on the Beatitudes and this one is the first message. This will provide a foundation for an understanding of the Sermon on the Mount. Each of the beatitudes begin “Blessed is he” which literally means happy is he. Isn’t it time that you become happy in Jesus?

I’ll leave you with the words of that blessed hymn:

Trust and obey,
 For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey

06-03-2013 – Hindrances to the Narrow Path (Matthew 7) – Pilgrim’s Progress Encore Broadcast (originally from 2008)

Today’s broadcast was the last sermon in a series regarding the Sermon on the Mount. Pastor Ray focuses on how to find the narrow path, which is hidden. Once you find it, Jesus warns us of the hindrances to watch out for. I pray that this is a great encouragement to those who are fully seeking to serve and live for Jesus.