Tag Archives: Acts 16:30

What Must I Do to Be Saved? (January 2017)

In this sobering message, Pastor Ray identifies that salvation consists in a state of mind that is supremely happy in (and resigned to) God’s will. To be saved, we must recognize that we’ve stolen ourselves from God, return to Him, and make restitution to all we’ve injured. Doubtful actions will block us from hearing the Holy Spirit, sear our hearts, dull our fear of God, and ultimately ruin our souls. Is Christ’s yoke an iron collar of duty to you, or is your delight in the will of God? Where’s your heart with Jesus today as you listen to the sermon?

Welcome message by Sister Michelle

What You Must NOT Do (to Walk in Salvation) (January 2017)

Compromising gospels have so overgrown the straight way of salvation that, before asking, “What must I do to be saved?” we must first address, “What must I not do to be saved?” Beginning with the hyper-Calvinistic belief, “I don’t need to do anything to be saved,” Pastor Ray takes up over half a dozen snares to the soul. These include believing that you cannot do what God requires; fleeing to a refuge of lies in order to avoid self-denial; trusting in an intellectual understanding devoid of obedience; pride that says, “I have the truth;” waiting for a better time to submit to Jesus; accusing, name-calling, or stonewalling God or others; and unforgiveness. These all block repentance. Walking in any of these ways will quickly grieve the Holy Spirit, and, if not dealt with, result in the eternal damnation of one’s soul. Are you walking in salvation today?

Jesus Waits for Your Decision

The parable of the prodigal son shows two responses to the gospel. In the first, the lost son comes to his senses and cries, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son!” In the second, the elder son holds onto a hard, angry heart and refuses to go in to his brother, in spite of his father’s pleading. It is easy and dangerous to think that we are responding as the prodigal son when in fact we are responding as the elder brother. Have you returned to Jesus everything that you’ve stolen, and fully consecrated yourself to him? Or, do you still reserve the “right” to deny your heavenly Father’s pleading?