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Pastor Ray’s thoughts on issues in the church and contemporary culture.

Family Life

The new birth places within each and every believer the ability to live and love like never before. The key that unlocks this revelation is God’s incorruptible Word. As we drink and chew on Scripture, we begin to understand how God intends for us to live. We see how...

Seeing The Big Picture

Adversity is no stranger to any follower of Jesus Christ. Not only should we not be surprised by it, but we are told that it will be an inevitable part of our lives. By simply living the way God would have us live will result in persecution in some way, shape or form....

Fervent Faith

As we have been studying Jesus’ teaching on signs leading up to His return, I’m sure that we have been challenged to walk closer to Him. A word that is used in Scripture that could label the kind of faith needed for these last days is fervent. Paul tells the church at...

Priorities

How sad for us human beings that it often takes a tragedy to get our priorities right. Haven’t you found after some tragic event that things that you and I thought were very important have become insignificant? What is our purpose on earth? What is really important?...

Spiritual Warfare

There is a real personage known as the devil. His name means ‘Destruction’ (‘Abaddon’), or ‘Destroyer’ (‘Apollyon’). Jesus described him as a thief who comes ‘to steal, and to kill, and to destroy’. He also stated that the devil is a murderer and liar, and the father...

Renewing Our Vows

In 2 Chronicles 15, the Spirit of God spoke through Azariah to King Asa about the need to cleanse the nation of its idols, and to return to a pure worship of the LORD. The promise was given that if Asa and all his countrymen would seek the Lord, He would be found of...

Reactions to Truth

Acts 2:37  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Acts 7:54  When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their...

Serving God Deceitfully

The norm today is that we will serve Jesus when it is convenient and time allows. We will attend to bible study and times of prayer personally and in the local church whenever we can fit them into our crammed schedules. When Jesus gets our leftovers instead of our first fruits, that is nothing less than dishonoring Christ as Lord God and serving Him deceitfully.

Priorities

How sad for us human beings that it often takes a tragedy to get our priorities right. Didn't you find after the events of 9/11 the things that you and I thought were very important became insignificant? What is our purpose on earth? What is really important? As...

Signs And Jesus

In a study of Jesus' Olivet Discourse about the end of the world, we take note of particular signs that will precede His return. If we are not careful, we can become trapped watching for signs instead of being secure by looking at the Son. As unbelievers are...

Legalism or The Lord?

In 2 Corinthians 3, Paul, by the inspiration of The Holy Spirit, shows how the letter of the law is superseded by the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul makes the comparison that, if the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the...

Active Faith And A Healthy Body

No doubt, Paul was a wonderful servant of the Lord Jesus. However, even Paul learned the valuable lesson that no child of God can ever walk with Jesus effectively as a "lone ranger". We find in Acts 20:4 that other ìliving stones accompanied Paul on his journeys. At...

A Heavenly Battle Plan

Jesus intends that our faith be a victorious faith. Prayerfully study 2 Chronicles 20 and ask the Holy Spirit to minister to your heart these keys to spiritual victory. The results of following God’s battle plan will be joy, worship, and peace.

Strength in the Storm

Saints, it may indeed be dark in the world in which we live, but God’s Kingdom is coming, and “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord”

Did Adam And Eve Live Together?

If any couple were justified in living together, it certainly would have been Adam and Eve. After all, there were no other options. Also, they didn’t know about adultery or fornication because those sins didn’t exist yet. Thirdly, they were in the truest sense ‘made...

The Testimony of the Saints

The truth of God is under attack in our nation. We are being told today that there is no absolute truth. The moral condition of today’s society is that everyone is doing that which is right in his or her own eyes. In their determination for self rule, they are bent on attacking the truth of Scripture.

Excellent Things

Many Christians fall prey to the snare of boredom in their walk with Jesus Christ because they are feasting on the junk food of TV and a number of other things that may be lawful, but certainly do not edify.

Who Touched Me?

One of the sweetest episodes in the life of Jesus is found in His encounter with the woman who was bound by a hemorrhaging problem for twelve years. Can you imagine how horrible this poor woman must have felt in her culture? That physical condition would isolate her...

Consider

In Ecclesiastes 7:14 we are told, In the day of adversity consider. You can look up the word adversity for yourself in a Strong's Concordance under #7451 (in the Hebrew) and you'll quickly see that it is not referring to a picnic in the park. We've all felt, to some...

Out Of Control

The Bible teaches us that in the last days mankind will be full of distress and perplexity. The word perplexity comes from a Greek word meaning no way out. In other words, things will be out of control. Things get out of control when they operate in opposition to...

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I am the Lead Pastor of Koinonia Fellowship, a husband, father and grandfather. I also serve on the worship team as one of the drummers.

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