'Half-Converted Christian' Tagged Posts

'Half-Converted Christian' Tagged Posts

The Wheat and the Tares (2002)

The parable of the wheat and the tares teaches the final separation of the righteous and the wicked. Romans 6 shows that this righteousness is real–not imputed. Tares resemble wheat, but are weeds. Similarly, half-converted Christians appear saved, but they are not. Their checkbooks and activities reveal a carnal heart. Do you say, “I try to stop sinning, but sin overtakes me?” The truth is, you love sin. No sin can withstand submission to the blood of Jesus Christ. If…

The Law of the Spirit of Life (2004)

What is the law of the Spirit of life? Simply, when a seed is planted, it dies and becomes a whole plant with much fruit and many seeds. To walk in the law of the Spirit of life, we must plant the seed of the spirit by forsaking all other loves and ownership of our lives; then, we will grow up out of the soil as a new man in Jesus with victory over sin. “For if we have been…

Remember Lot’s Wife (2003)

Why did Lot’s wife look back? Jesus explains that she longed to preserve her life: to have all of her expensive stuff and friendships and still escape the fire of judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah. Are you, like Lot’s wife, trying to get to heaven without any self-denial? Or are you sold out for Jesus?

Be Wise and Surrender to Jesus!

The virgin birth and the pre-existence of Jesus Christ are two key elements in understanding that Jesus is the atonement, the verdict against mankind, and the gospel. We’re not saved by punishment that Jesus endured; we are saved by Jesus himself. Do you respond to this like the wise men who put their faces on the ground before the newborn Jesus? Or, like the ruling Jews of the time, do you see Jesus as a threat to you keeping authority…

The Unfinished Work (October 2016)

Today’s radio broadcast is the October 16 welcome and sermon. In the welcome, Sister Kathryn lays out the process that God used to change Jacob from a usurper to that of an overcomer. The sermon focuses on Jephthah and his precious daughter. Her walk at the end of her life describes the process we must go through as go as we are crucified with Christ. Where are you at in this process?

The Famine Is Over!

Naomi’s two daughters both came to the border of Israel: Ruth went through, but Orpah turned back to Moab. It’s time for you to leave the border. Will you totally renounce Jesus Christ? Or will you renounce all other loves, and unite yourself to Jesus Christ? O beloved, won’t you come home?

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…

Amazing Grace! (October 14, 2015)

Today’s broadcast originally aired in October and is part of an outstanding series on the issue of fatalism. Can God save the worst of us? The hymn Amazing Grace that has touched the lives of millions was written by a very unlikely candidate to have embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many do not know this beautiful hymn of Grace was written by a sailor and slave trader, a hard man who had sailed the world, been enslaved himself, and then…

True Salvation! (June 1, 2004)

We are in the process of making many old sermons and radio broadcasts available online and one of the tapes converted today is quite similar to the broadcast today and it’s entitled “True Salvation.” If you’ve not experienced true salvation, it’s simply because you’ve not left the darkness. Be convicted by the words of Pastors Ray and Jan and be encouraged to seek Jesus with all of your heart!

Burn Your Ships!

In order for our hearts to overcome this half-converted state of the church in America, indeed throughout the western world, there must be a “burning of the ships” among those who follow the Lord Jesus Christ. This means that everything else must be utterly given into the hand of Jesus. That includes all of our hopes and dreams, any of our ways that are contrary to God’s ways. All of the comforts that block this full surrender to Jesus must…

The Normalcy Bias Must End in the Body of Christ in America

We have been warned: destruction is upon us in America. We see in Europe today the consequences of Nations turning from God. This is all coming to America if we do not repent and return to morality. A young woman publicly prophesied this past September that she was having dreams and visions of an American Holocaust. She is not the only one having these visions. As we see Europe crashing and our Christian culture in the West being extinguished, it…

Finally… Crucified with Christ (October 25, 2015)

This is more of a testimony than a sermon about Jesus did in the heart of Brother Ed. Jesus has finally brought him past the state of being half-converted and into a place of rest and peace and victory. This work need not take most of your life. There is sweet victory and rest after that crucifixion is complete.