Sleeping Together and Christ’s Global Cause

Why shouldn’t two adult Christians who happen to be divorced and have fallen in love—why shouldn’t they sleep together? That’s the question a man asked in an email. Here is my answer.

Sermon Series: Crucial Questions

Why God Chooses Splendid Sinners and Lovable Losers

When God chooses people for his family, he picks those the world considers losers. This means that imperfect people make excellent candidates for the grace of God. Since we are all imperfect, when we boast, let us boast only in the Lord.

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Strength for the Journey

In this message Pastor Ray reminds us everything we believe rests on the sovereignty of God. Salvation starts with God, not with us. Because he has chosen us, we can stand firm amid the trials of life. By standing firm we prove to ourselves and to the watching world what we truly believe.

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
Sermon Series: Adventures in Prayer

What is a Christian?

A friend sent me an email telling about a question posed to her by a co-worker. Here is the exact […]

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10
Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)

Who is That Baby?

We live in a day when Christmas has become a controversial holiday. If you doubt that statement, just try putting […]

Text: Hebrews 1:1-3
Sermon Series: Christmas Messages

How to be a Godly Rebel

Winston Churchill once remarked that “democracy is the worst form of government until you consider the alternatives.” How true. Democracy […]

Text: Romans 13:1-7
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)

Sinners in the Hands of a Merciful God

If you go to hell, you will have only yourself to blame.

Text: Romans 11:30-32
Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)

Has God Lost the Battle?

No matter how hopeless the situation looks, God has not lost the battle. In the end we’re going to come out on the winning side.

Text: Romans 11:1-10
Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)

Stumbling Stone or Cornerstone?

Last week’s sermon was called Straight Talk About Predestination. If I were giving someone else advice, I would say that […]

Text: Romans 9:30-33
Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)

Straight Talk About Predestination

In the history of the Christian church, few doctrines have been so hotly debated as the doctrine of predestination. Since predestination is a biblical concept, we must face this doctrine squarely whether we like it or not. It’s in the Bible, therefore we must first seek to understand it and then to ask what difference it makes.

Text: Romans 9:19-29
Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)

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