Posts by Ray Greenley (Page 112)

Posts by Ray Greenley (Page 112)

Two Gospels, or Victory in Jesus?

Today, there are two distinct classes of Christians with two different views of salvation. The first type regards the gospel as salvation from sin. They have renounced sin and hate and dread the thought of sinning even once, because they do not want to grieve Jesus whom they love so much. The other class of Christian regards salvation as a complex system of indulgences that pardons their sin but does not give them victory over it. This false gospel has…

No Longer at Enmity with God

Repenting of particular outward sins, while essential, will not make you a Christian. The fountain of wickedness in the inner soul must be dealt with. Have you been totally converted? Does your life show a pattern of victory over sin by the blood of Jesus, or is your Christianity merely empty words?

One Gospel

What is the Gospel of Jesus versus the Gospel of Galatians? Listen to the sermon and determine what the true gospel is, which is a life of sacrifice, self-denial and a decision for the flesh to be put to death. We must live under the divine influence of grace to turn us to the true gospel. The false gospel gives us a false sense of who are and makes us somebody, while the true gospel will humble you and make…

The True Gospel in the Early Church and Scripture (Encore)

In this encore presentation, Ray gives a brief historical background of the true doctrine of living without sin before proceeding to Biblical texts. For the first two centuries, the teaching that Christians could live without sin by the power of Jesus Christ, dominated the church. By the third century, the heresy of the sinning Christian flooded the church, where it remained virtually unchallenged for nearly thirteen centuries. This isn’t merely an academic question: it is a question of personal agony…

Are You Half-Converted?

Are you willing to allow the Holy Spirit to open your mind to the anger towards God you may have in your heart? The only way to be innocent before God is to allow the Holy Spirit to take control of our lives. Will you look to Jesus as your only source of life sustenance? The story of Saul warns us to obey the specific commands of the Spirit of God in our lives. If we harbor animosity in our…

The Love of God

Anger towards God arises because God will not honor what we do in our flesh. We have an innate decision to hate God that is so great that, when we can’t get our own way, we would rather die than submit to God. Yet in his mercy, God gives us enmity towards evil so that we have the ability to repent. Will you trust in the love and goodness of God, or will you voluntarily continue to sin against the…

The Core of All Sin

Most of us have missed one of the foundational, yet obvious, truths of Scripture. In order to gain an in-depth understanding of righteousness, we must come to terms with the reality that all outward sin results from an inward hatred for God. That hatred flows out of a human heart that says, “I am.” Do you have the courage to take an honest look at the putrid hatred for God in your inner being, repent, and die to your self?…

Buried Hatred towards God

By nature, all men possess a carnal mind that is characterized by supreme selfishness and enmity with God. Yet the mind of Christ, and those who are in Christ, follows after love and is self-sacrificing and self-denying. Though the carnal mind is a result of voluntary selfishness, it can only be transformed by the presence and power of Jesus. Will you allow the law of the spirit of life to make you free from the law of sin and death?…

The One True Gospel

The first in a series of sermons from the book of Galatians, which brings a very corrective message. Grace means the unwarranted favor of God (or influence of God on your heart for the Gospel). The peace means harmony and prosperity. Against the backdrop of grace and peace provided by God, He sends His active influence to begin to call us to follow Him. Listen to the one true Gospel and allow Him to melt you down!

The Infinite Madness and Blasphemy of Excuses for Sin (Encore)

We are called to walk clean before God by faith in the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. When we make excuses for sin, we are justifying ourselves and blaspheming God. Excuses make repentance impossible. Will you cling to your excuses and blaspheme God, or will you recognize that your own wickedness and unbelief are preventing God from forgiving you and delivering you from sin?

Tender Ties with Thee

Our relationship with Jesus is made up of tender, intimate ties. These tender feelings spring up when there is an utter giving over of one to the other. Have you let sin cut those tender ties with Jesus and allowed your relationship with him to grow cold or formal? Jesus doesn’t need us to build something great. Instead, he wants us to lose our life for him and rest in his intimate, living love. The sweetness of the presence of…

The Gospel of Holiness in Real Life

To understand what the gospel of holiness looks like in real life, we must first ask, “Do you really feel a need for a savior?” Salvation must begin with an in-depth breaking down of our mind and heart as we recognize our exceeding sinfulness and how far we have fallen from the glory of God. On the cross, Jesus Christ made provision for all of our past sins to be forgiven, and to give us victory over all present and…