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Stop Fighting with the Devil! (James 4) (2004)

Are you duck walking with Jesus? Do you have one foot in Jesus and one foot in the world? Using the fourth chapter of James, Pastor Ray lays out what this friendship with the world looks like in modern day America and how to submit completely to Jesus Christ. If you've been a duck walker...

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The Gates of Righteousness! (Psalm 118)

Repentance and righteousness are not God's end for the Christian. Instead, they are stepping stones to intimacy and fellowship with Jesus. This intimacy comes at a high price: suffering, discipline, and consciously and deliberately giving up control of your life to Jesus. He will deal with the monsters in your life if you simply trust Him and...

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The Bitterness of a Hard Heart (Encore)

God is willing to heal our land, forgive our sin, and hear our prayers. But he requires of us four actions: we must humble our hearts, seek his face, pray, and turn from our wicked ways. Like King Asa, we can begin with a humble heart and even see God move in great power in...

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The Devil Is in the Expectations (James 1)

Expectations (of others and also ourselves) destroy the work of Christ in our hearts and are one of the primary tools of satan and his minions. When we willingly lay down our demands of how life should be and how other people should behave, we can walk in love and be totally cleansed from depravity and...

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God’s Call into the Desert

Once we make an honest decision to follow after Jesus with all of our hearts, God moves us into the desert, just as He did with the Israelites. This is one of God’s ways. In the desert, he feeds us with manna and brings both blessings and judgments, depending upon our actions. We only escape...