Exposition of Hebrews Series

Exposition of Hebrews Series

I Will Never Leave You nor Forsake You

Today’s message is the last one in the series on the book of Hebrews. There are nearly 50 messages and sermons in the series and you can access them by selecting the category “exposition of Hebrews.” Have you given everything to Jesus?

Entering by the Promise!

During today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray talks about entering into the life of Christ, which comes through crucifixion (by Jesus) and a quick transition to entering into the promises of God. The key scripture is 2 Peter 1:3-4. 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them…

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.

Binding the Strong Man

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray  details Chapter 9 from the book “Rees Howell: Intercessor” . The work of the Spirit is done in intercession, so listen to this closely, as all Christians are called to be intercessors.

A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken!

During today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray talks about the parallel between the Israelites in Numbers 13 and 14 and much of the modern church, who believe that there is no victory over sin. There is a limit we can reach where we are denied the ability to repent because we have crossed a threshold and God may cut us off.  Hebrews 12:28-29 (NIV) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence…

How Will You Survive in Rephidim? (Hebrews 12)

As Moses lead the Israelities to Rephidim, God leads us to that same place. Rephidim literally means “a place in the desert,” which is where God tests our hearts and our attitudes before Him. Every true Christian has a place of great suffering and/or great suffering in the midst of compassion for those around them. It’s time to get serious with Jesus, as He is God Almighty and leave this illusion that we have any power, when in reality we have none, we’re simply…

Pursue Peace and Purity

During today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray talks about God’s great design to give us heart purity,  where we no longer participate in the wickedness of the world. There is no purification of heart without suffering as the author of Hebrews says  “You must pursue peace with all men and the holiness (or purity) without which no one will see the Lord. (from the Lavender New Testament).” Make the decision to not walk in bitterness, which inevitably will lead to sin.

The Peaceful Fruit of Righteousness

Today’s sermon is for the mature follower of Jesus from Hebrews 12. The title is part of Hebrews 12:11, which says “Now all discipline for the present does not seem to be joyful, but painful; then later it gives back the peaceful fruit of righteousness to the ones having been trained by it.” It’s critically important to let go of any bitterness or unforgiveness (or even expectations of others) fully in our hearts, as this will result in sin, don’t be…

God’s Purpose in Our Suffering and Hardship

Pastor Ray continues the study of Hebrews today. Today’s focus is on God’s purpose in suffering and hardship in our lives. These things are the handlebars that God uses to grab our attention, so that we may turn our hearts fully in surrender to Jesus Christ.  Can you identify how God has brought hardship in your life as discipline to turn your heart toward heaven? Jesus wants to get your attention so that He can shape you into His image and…

A Call to the Half-Converted

Today Pastor Ray discusses Hebrews 11 and 12, and includes some extensive reading from Jonathan Edward’s sermon entitled “Sermons in the Hands of an Angry God.” In that day, many in the church thought they could have the things of this world and Jesus too, it didn’t work in his day, nor will it work now. Listen to the message and determine if you are indeed half-converted and make the decision to give yourself fully into the hand of Jesus. The half-converted…

This World Is Not My Home

Pastor Ray continues with the study of Hebrews. Jesus wants to take us with Him on our journey and He alone will be the pilot of your life and mine (i.e. Jesus will never be your co-pilot). Have you made this transition to the agenda of Jesus or have you attempted to add Jesus into “your life?”  It’s time for the independent life to be given up to Jesus, so that His agenda can be fulfilled in your life and mine.

How Far Have You Come by Faith?

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray asks the question how far have you come by faith? Is it a real journey or is it simply a sentimental one? Listen to the journey that God has called you to and make the decision to follow Jesus today.