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

The Covenant Of Marriage

Every age of the Church has characteristics that reflect the influence of the world instead of, or in place of, the influence of God’s Word. Our age is the age of secularizing, or redefining, Biblical terminology. A prime example of this is the redefining of the...

Biblical, Not Critical

When a person is living in sin or some form of compromise, they usually accuse the person who is speaking God’s word to them of being critical, when in fact they are being Biblical. God’s word is corrective and instructive, and does indeed judge (the Greek word means...

Who is Right?

Accept the fact that believers do indeed disagree and have different opinions on non-salvation, day-to-day practical matters. Pray that those differences will not divide you. Pray that God would allow you to see the opposite view and not interpret it as them rejecting you.

The Idolatry of Worship

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. John 4:23,24 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the...

The Spirit Of God Or Striving?

Jesus the Messiah was anointed by the Spirit of the Lord. One of the recorded evidences of this was that He would not strive. In our lives one sure way to detect sin is when the flesh is striving against the Holy Spirit. The flesh, manifested in strife, aspires to...

Prayer Precedes Pentecost

As we read in Acts 1, to wait for the “power from on high”, the disciples prayed. The lesson here is that the praying person or church is the one that walks in the power of the Holy Spirit. When told to wait for the promise of the Spirit they prayed. The most...

Active Holiness

A quality that should mark every Christian is holiness. Unlike the deceived Pharisee in the temple who thought he was holy because he observed religious duties, true holiness is the fruit of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In fact, have you ever heard the...

Prophecy – More Than The Eye Can See

We are seeing and reading on a regular basis now about the human atrocities in places like Syria and Afghanistan. It wasn’t that long ago when the same horror was going on in Kosovo and Somalia. My sister-in-law tells me about the ethnic wars that she and her family...

Test The Spirits

2 Corinthians 11:3,4 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive...

Purpose

Without purpose in life, a person merely lives from day to day, paycheck to paycheck, gathering all that one can get until they die. The writer to Ecclesiastes called this lifestyle that is limited to an existence under the sun as vanity. This is never how the Lord...

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...

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”

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...

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...

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.

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...

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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.