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Why the Virgin Birth Matters: “Conceived of the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary”

Let’s begin our study with two familiar verses of Scripture:   “But after he had considered this, an angel of […]

Text: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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Judge Not!

“We have no time to hate, no time to condemn, no time to live in bitterness. We need the help of God to do a supernatural work in our hearts.”

Text: Matthew 7:1-5
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Forgiveness and the Lord’s Prayer

“Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12 KJV). The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer seems […]

Text: Matthew 6:12
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Forgiveness: Healing the Hurt We Never Deserved

This is the first message in a five-part series called “The Healing Power of Forgiveness.” You are never more like Jesus than when you forgive. And you will never be set free until you forgive.

Text: Matthew 18:21-35
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Overcoming Loneliness

In this Christmas sermon Pastor Ray focuses on the phrase “God with us.” There are three words in that phrase and each one teaches us something about who Jesus really is.

Text: Isaiah 7:14 & Matthew 1:22-23
Sermon Series: The Overcoming Series
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Overcoming Insecurity

I am actually writing these words a few days after I preached this sermon on Sunday morning. The current headlines […]

Text: Matthew 10:29-31
Sermon Series: The Overcoming Series
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The Fourth Law: What You Seek, You Find

In this sermon series we are looking at the Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life. These “laws” are not exactly […]

Text: Matthew 6:33
Sermon Series: Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life
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Follow the Christmas Star

There is a danger from viewing the sweetness of a Christmas pageant where all our children are so fresh-faced and adorable and everything is so clean and neat and nice, and the lighting is just right, the costumes so well done, and the staging so powerful, and the music so inspiring, that we can subconsciously think that this is the way it really was.

Text: Matthew 2:7-12
Sermon Series: Christmas Messages
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The King Has Come!

We begin with the words of Flannery O’Connor: “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” […]

Text: Matthew 2:1-6
Sermon Series: The Last Days According to Jesus
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Sheep on the Right, Goats on the Left: The Final Separation of the Saved and the Lost

Jesus forgets what we remember. And he remembers what we forget. You can find the whole gospel in those two sentences.

Text: Matthew 25:31-46
Sermon Series: The Last Days According to Jesus
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