Put Off the Old Man
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Put Off the Old Man

Pastor Ray continues in Pilgrim's Progress as Christian leaves the valley of humiliation. The call is to put off the old man and put on the new man. Are you suffering because you're wanting to walk out your life your way or are you suffering because you've fully given yourself to Jesus? We must also...

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The Majestic Mercy of God

The sabbath, the church, and the majestic mercy of God dovetail. When the gospel is practiced in integrity, the church becomes a safe place of rest–a perpetual sabbath. Then, it is safe to be vulnerable about one's sin and suffering. And, in that vulnerability, to find restoration through Christ.

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True Intimacy with God

Since the beginning of creation, God intended to carve out a space in his heart to love mankind. Holy intimacy with God prevailed in the Garden of Eden. But, God alone can't maintain this intimacy. Instead, intimacy requires mutual, reciprocal sacrifice. First, God creates a space in his heart for us. Then, we choose to...

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Go into the Bedroom of God

Jesus warns us that if we harden our hearts, we will not enter his rest. This rest is the bedroom of God. It is resting in Jesus, believing God's rhema word to us, and having our prayers answered. But what does this look like practically? The first step is to repent of any hardness, judgments,...

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Absolute Surrender! (February 2017)

Abraham entered covenant with the Lord, received promises, but still let himself be controlled by his circumstances. Famine drove him to Egypt, and Sarah's barrenness led him to Hagar. Finally, he came to a place where he trusted that God would not break his word. Reasoning through the promises of God enabled Abraham to move...