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

Why Do We Go to Church?

PSALM 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. What is the main attraction in today’s church? Now before you give me the “off the cuff” answer in fluent Christianese, really think about it. Is it the state-of-the-art building with...

The Danger Of Unholy Mixture

It is human nature to want to fit in. Nobody wants to be labeled as strange or weird. The flesh will always seek to compromise in order to “keep the peace.” But as Bible-believing Christians we need to realize that compromise and peace do not even exist in the same...

Growing together in Christ

Acts 2.41-47 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles 'doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came...

The Olivet Discourse

Matthew 24:3a And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? Over the years, it has never ceased to amaze me how God has “coincidentally” timed our studies in Scripture. Such is true of our...

Receiving one another glorifies God

Romans 15.5-7 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one towards another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ...

Men of God, Rise Up!

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. The bible asks in Psalm 11:3, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Satan may be a liar and a deceiver, but one thing that he is not….stupid! He can read, and...

A priesthood of ministers

Exodus 28.3,4 And thou shalt speak to all that are wise in heart, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister to me in the priest's office. And these are the garments which they shall make;...

The dangers of division

Romans 16.17,18 Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who create dissensions and obstacles contrary to the teaching that you learned. Avoid them! For these are the kind who do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By their smooth...

God's presence for a troubled church

2 Corinthians 13.14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen The letters of Paul to the church of Corinth are filled with reproof, rebukes, corrections and warnings. They were divided over...

Good News, Not Good Advice

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; Is it just me, or are some of you...

The Great Commission

Matthew 28.18-20 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in...

An Example of True Devotion and Giving

1 Samuel 16:7b ...for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. We are presented with a study of contrasts in Mark 12:35-44. Jesus’ question about His identity stands in contrast with the “loop hole”...

The Spirit of Pentecost

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every...

Evangelize, don't proselytize

Romans 16.25-27 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the...

Anointing, not eloquence

1 Corinthians 2.1-5 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness,...

Being Holy, Not Hip

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them...

Form of Godliness, but void of power

2 Timothy 3.8 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. This statement made by Paul follows a blistering portion of Scriptures that are descriptive of the DNA of fallen man in the last days. The last days, of course,  is a description of the time from...

The Master Method and Power for Ministry

1.1,2 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: The first chapter of the book...

Worship God, not Worship

Psalms 81.9,10 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.  I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. I have come to a belief that one of the strangest "gods"...

Commitment

Nehemiah 10.38,39 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house. For the children of Israel and the...

Outside the Camp

Hebrews 13.12-14 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. It is clear...

Body Building

Eph 4.16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Getting in shape and exercise...

Godward Investments

1 Timothy 6.17-19 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to...

I Make All Things New

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. For those who have come to Christ for salvation, these words: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there...

Edification, not entertainment

1 Corinthians 14.12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. Why does God bless His children with a variety of gifts and talents? These gifts are to be used to edify, or build up the rest of...

Worship God, not your brains

Matthew 22.37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This of course was Jesus' reply to the question, what is the greatest commandment. Amen to His response. But what does it mean to...

Stop It!

Romans 13.11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the...

And it shall come to pass

Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it. (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬ AMP)Jeremiah was ordained by God before the foundation of the world to be a prophet to the nation of Israel. He was given the difficult...

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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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