Saturday Classics (Page 2)

Saturday Classics (Page 2)

Grace to the Humble

Today’s classic sermon from 2008, melds portions of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7) with Galatians 5 and 6 and James Chapter 4. It’s a call to confront darkness and lay down our expectations of others, and allow the love of Jesus to freely flow from our hearts to others. As we do that, many will separate from us but God in his great kindness will provide grace to the humble so that we may endure. Allow the Holy…

The Hedge of God

If you’ve fully given yourself to Jesus, the hedge of God now protects you, much in the same way it protected Job. The issue that Job wrestled with (and that we must wrestle with as well) is that due to this hedge we cannot function as if we were gods and all self (our meager attempts to be god-like, to control any parts of our lives) must be totally laid down). If we are to be crucified with Christ (and subsequently…

Joyous Victory! (2005)

In today’s 2005 sermon, Pastor Ray goes quickly through the four types of Christians laid out in the Parable of the Sower followed by the story of Ann Preston (a.k.a. Holy Ann or Holy Anna). He provides a synopsis of a wonderful book entitled “An Irish Saint” written by Helen Bingham. Listen intently with the question what is Holy Ann’s secret to her walk with Jesus and you will be both surprised and humbled.

How to Turn Victory into Defeat (2005)

Today’s sermon from 2005 focuses primarily on the life of Achan, who chose to turn victory into defeat. Achan’s sin was that he didn’t want to stay low and he hid things under his bed. Have you hid anything (an unclean thing, an unclean attitude or perhaps a pet sin) from the all-seeing eye of the Holy Spirit?  Let the Holy Spirit go all the way to the bottom and go from victory to victory through the blood of Jesus.…

Get Past Your Pride! (May 15, 2005)

One of God’s ways is that He will uncover every vestige of pride, so that we can be totally transformed.  Listen to the story of how God uncovered King Hezekiah’s pride and allow the Holy Spirit to expose any pride in your heart. We’ve seen pride as a virtue and not a vice in America and this has to be exposed and totally broken in our hearts.

Preparation for Revival, Part 2 (Encore)

Today’s sermon is Part 2 in the preparation for revival mini-series. Pastor Ray goes to John 17 to lay out Jesus plan for revival in your heart and mine. Will you allow Jesus to bring revival to your life and to those around you?

Being Born Again Is Not Enough (Romans 1 with Pastors Ray and Jan Greenley)

Using the text of a John Wesley sermon and Romans Chapters 1 and 6 (and many other scriptures), Pastors Ray and Jan explain why being born again is not enough. Listen closely and determine where you are in this process. I leave  you with the words of a chorus written by John Wesley. “Break off the yoke of inbred sin, And fully set my spirit free! I cannot rest till pure within, Till I am wholly lost in Thee.”

The Sacrifice of Intercession (February 2005)

Today’s sermon is a follow-up from last Saturday’s broadcast. Using the story of Moses, Pastor Ray lays out the process where we become intercessors, as we come to fully abide in Christ. Listen to the sermon and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal how God wants to this process to occur in your own life (i.e. to make you an intercessor).

Willing to Be Made Willing? (Encore)

In today’s Saturday sermon, Pastor Ray discusses Chapter 5 (The Holy Spirit Takes Possession) of “Rees Howell: Intercessor” by Norman Grubb.  As we begin to abide in Jesus, He takes us all the way to the bottom. We must then go to the same place as described by Rees and Pastor Ray, where finally our lives are fully given to Jesus. In that place, the Holy Spirit comes and asks us if we’re willing and will make us “willing to be…

How to Bind the Strong Man? (January 23, 2005)

The Holy Spirit reminded me of this sermon yesterday, but I thought the tape was destroyed but was mistaken. This sermon will help further explain how Jesus binds the strong man as we abide in Him. What is striking to me, is the number of ways the Holy Spirit can explain the same thing to ensure that we “get it.” I pray that you not only “get it” but decide to fully walk in it and watch Jesus come in…

Walk Out Your Faith! (2005)

In today’s sermon from 2005, Pastor Ray talks about how Blind Bartimaeus decided to walk out his faith. We must unabashedly seek Jesus to heal our blindness and walk out our faith as well. There’s a humbling that must take place before God and others so that God can change us. As we begin to totally abide in Jesus, He comes in great power and begins to transform us by His power and might. What an awesome privilege to serve…

Harden Not Your Hearts (2005)

Today’s message from 2005 is a  strong reminder to not to harden our hearts. How do our hearts get hard and what is God’s prescription for the hardness? Listen to the message and resolve to not resist the word the Lord is speaking to us.