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June 14, 2024

All that is needed to worship the Lord is an awareness of His Presence. When you are aware of His Presence, you cannot help but worship Him! Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter four, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola completes his third of four messages on this...

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June 13, 2024

John was ninety years old when he was exiled to the Island of Patmos, because it was a crime to be a Christian. In His vision of Heaven the first thing he saw was Jesus sitting on the throne. When you think of Heaven, on whom or what do you place your focus? Please...

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June 12, 2024

John was ninety years old when he was exiled to the Island of Patmos, because it was a crime to be a Christian. In His vision of Heaven the first thing he saw was Jesus sitting on the throne. When you think of Heaven, on whom or what do you place your focus? Please...

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June 12, 2024

Though God’s creation is glorious, the One that created it all is the only One that is worthy of worship. Since we can only see the creation, sometimes we get side-tracked on that rather than worshiping the Creator. Please open...

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June 11, 2024

In Revelation chapter four, the first thing John saw in his vision of Heaven was the majesty of Jesus seated on His throne. Our first view of heaven will be of the One Who sits upon the throne: Jesus, the Redeemer of man, the Holy One of God. May we, with all the...

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June 11, 2024

In Revelation chapter four, the first thing John saw in his vision of Heaven was the majesty of Jesus seated on His throne. Our first view of heaven will be of the One Who sits upon the throne: Jesus, the Redeemer of man, the Holy One of God. May we, with all the...

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June 10, 2024

Revelation chapter four presents two major themes. The Redeemer of Man, Who sits on heaven’s throne is the first. The second theme concerns the redemption of man. Both of these concepts are wrapped up in the Man Jesus Christ. Please open your Bible to Revelation,...

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June 10, 2024

Revelation chapter four presents two major themes. The Redeemer of Man, Who sits on heaven’s throne is the first. The second theme concerns the redemption of man. Both of these concepts are wrapped up in the Man Jesus Christ. Please open your Bible to Revelation,...

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June 7, 2024

When God opened the door of heaven for John to see what was to come, the first thing he saw was Jesus sitting on His throne in all His glory, splendor, power and love. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter four, and listen as we begin an in-depth study of this...

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June 6, 2024

The promises of God are given to those who overcome through the power of the Holy Spirit. When we turn to Jesus, these promises become ours. Please open your Bible to the first verse of First John chapter five, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola completes his teaching on...

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June 5, 2024

Scripture tells us that, he who overcomes and keeps the Word of God will inherit all things. God will be his Father, and He will call them His son or daughter. Several verses in Revelation contain the word overcomer. Please open your Bibles to the book of Revelation,...

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June 4, 2024

Jesus came to earth to represent His Father and to be our rescuer from the wrath of God. If we have put our faith in Christ, then He will ultimately take us into the Kingdom of Heaven to live with Him forever. Have you put your faith in Jesus? Please open your Bible...

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June 3. 2024

What does does it mean to be lukewarm? If someone is a lukewarm member of the church, are they unsaved, or do they just need to repent? Jesus addressed this issue in His short letter to the church at Laodicea. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter three, verse...

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May 31, 2024

When we share the Gospel, we should always look for common points of interest. If you wonder what you might have in common with someone that you are getting to know, ask the Lord to reveal it to you. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter three, and listen as...

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May 30, 2024

Saving faith in Jesus Christ is not natural—it is supernatural. Salvation does not arise from something within us, it comes to us from God as a free gift to anyone that will accept it. Accepting this gift means that you will allow God to change you into an image of...

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May 29, 2024

When Jesus commissioned the church, He commanded us to witness to the unbelievers whose hearts He has opened to receive His grace. Is this something we do on a daily basis through our actions and words? Please open your Bible to Revelation, chapter three, and listen...

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May 28, 2024

When we go to a community meal at church, we put our names on the dishes that we bring so that we can get them back after the event. Similarly, Jesus told the saints at the ancient church of Philadelphia that He had written God’s name on them, because when the hour of...

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MAY 27, 2024

The name Philadelphia means brotherly love. Jesus dearly loves His people, and He spoke against their persecutors. He encouraged them (and us) to continue in the faith and not to lose heart. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter three, and listen as we continue...

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May 24, 2024

In Revelation chapter three, the church at Philadelphia was highly commended by Jesus. He encouraged them to hold fast through their persecution. Jesus is the one who sets open doors that no one can close. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter three, verse...

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May 23, 2024

Be watchful! Pay attention! Redeem the time! These are Jesus’ words to the church at Sardis. He instructed them to strengthen the things that remain. What are the things in your life that need strengthening? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter three, and...

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May 22, 2024

The church at Sardis was once alive and well-known for their godliness. However, within a generation or two, Jesus declared that they had become like a spiritual corpse. What happened? We need to hear what Jesus said to the church at Sardis so that we do not become...

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May 21, 2024

In Revelation chapter three, Jesus addressed the church at Sardis. Sardis was a church of past splendor and luxury. They promoted a life of ease, but their laziness ultimately lead to decay. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter three, and listen as Pastor Ray...

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May 20, 2024

As Jesus continued to speak to the church at Thyatira, He encouraged them to be good stewards of the gifts that God has given them. What gifts has God given to us? Are we being responsible stewards of these gifts? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter two, and...

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May 17, 2024

In the book of Revelation, Thyatira was a church that Jesus commended for their perseverance and faithful service. Any church should seek to excel in these things. In His exhortation, Jesus probed deeper than that He is the God who sees. There is nothing too little...

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May 16, 2024

In the second half of Revelation chapter two, Jesus addressed the church at Thyatira. He told them that He saw their good works, but there was also something that they needed to take care of. He also made incredible promises to those who remained faithful to the...

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May 15, 2024

In Jesus’ seven letters to the seven churches, He told all but two of them that they needed to repent of something. Thyatira was one of them that needed to repent. Though they were hard working and loving, they did nothing to address false doctrine taught by a...

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May 14, 2024

In the second half of Revelation chapter two, Jesus spoke to the church at Thyatira. He had severe warnings for those who followed the evil teachings of a false prophet named Jezebel. He also had amazing promises for those who held fast to the end. Please open your...

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May 13, 2024

In Revelation chapter two, Jesus addressed the church at Pergamos. In his words of correction, He used some very strong language. He even told them that God hated some of their teachings. If Jesus is talking about something God hates, then we should listen to Him....

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May 10, 2024

In Revelation chapter two, Jesus addressed the church at Pergamos. The name Pergamos means married to more than one. The church there had become married to the world while pretending to be part of the Bride of Christ. Jesus’ letter to Pergamos contained many words of...

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May 9, 2024

In Revelation chapter two, Jesus addressed the church of Smyrna. This was a persecuted church, and He encouraged them to be faithful to the end. What does it mean to be faithful to the end? Can Jesus count on you to be faithful to the end? Please open your Bible to...

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May 8, 2024

In the book of Revelation, Jesus tells the church of Smyrna that He has seen their faithfulness through all their troubles. Is this something that Jesus sees in us? Are we faithful in our trials? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter two, and listen as Pastor...

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May 7, 2024

As Jesus spoke to the church of Ephesus, He called them to return to their first love. In our relationships, the attitude of our hearts is more important than any action. What is the attitude of your heart? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter two, and listen...

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May 6, 2024

When you serve the Lord, is it out of a sense of obligation, or do you do serve Jesus because you love Him? Unfortunately, for the ancient church at Ephesus, the former had become the norm, because their love for Jesus had grown cold. As He lovingly rebuked that...

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May 3, 2024

The church in Ephesus was doing a lot of things right, nevertheless they had abandoned their first love. In our text today, Jesus calls us to return to Him, the One who first loved us. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter two, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola...

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May 2, 2024

In the book of Revelation, Jesus encouraged the Ephesians to be zealous with the motive of bringing glory to God. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter two, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola continues his study of verses one through seven.

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May 1, 2024

In the book of Revelation, Jesus speaks to seven churches with encouragement and correction. Today we will hear what the Lord had to say to the church of Ephesus. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter two, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study of...

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April 30, 2024

Jesus is pure and holy. He is the only One that can purify us. In John’s vision of the Son of man, Jesus reminded him that He is the First and the Last. Please open your Bible to Revelation, chapter one, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola completes his study of verses...

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April 29, 2024

Church history tells us that John, the writer of Revelation, was boiled in oil, but he miraculously lived. This man, who walked with Jesus, recorded a vision that he had on the island of Patmos where He saw the matchless and beautiful Son of man in His full glory....

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April 26, 2024

Sometimes it’s easy for Christians to live incognito when they should be drawing a line in the sand and taking a stand for Jesus. He hung on the cross for us, so we must stand for Him. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter one, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola...

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April 25, 2024

When we are washed in the blood of Christ our spiritual eyes are opened, and we see Jesus for Who He really is. When we see God in Christ, we are compelled to sing praises to Him. The book of Revelation begins with a greeting that exalts the name of Jesus. Please open...

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April 24, 2024

When we are washed in the blood of Christ our spiritual eyes are opened, and we see Jesus for Who He really is. When we see God in Christ, we are compelled to sing praises to Him. The book of Revelation begins with a greeting that exalts the name of Jesus. Please open...

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April 23, 2024

Jesus, the One who loves us and washes us in His blood, is the One about Whom the Apostle John wrote in his book called The Revelation of Jesus Christ. While God reveals Himself throughout all of Scripture, it is especially true in the last book of the New Testament....

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April 22, 2024

When you are on a road trip, you encounter street signs and exit signs that point you in the direction you should go. As you near your destination, you see signs that confirm that you are getting closer. How are we to interpret signs that we’re seeing in the world...

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April 19, 2024

In His Olivet Discourse, Jesus said that there would be signs in the earth leading up to His return: wars, rumors of wars, false teachers, diseases, famines, and earthquakes. He likened these signs to birth pangs: The closer to the time one gets, the more frequent and...

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April 18, 2024

There are dozens of interpretations for a book with as much complexity as Revelation. We hope that you will join us regularly as Pastor Ray Viola carefully unpacks the only primarily prophetic book of the New Testament over the next few months. Please open your Bible...

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April 17, 2024

After His resurrection, Jesus gave The Great Commission to His disciples: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. The essence of the Gospel is this: Jesus died for our sins, and, according to the Scriptures, He was buried, and He rose again on...

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April 16, 2024

Because Jesus has risen from the dead, we having a meaningful faith in a living Savior. After He rose from the dead, Jesus gave a command to all that believe in Him to go into all the world and preach to Gospel to everyone. Please follow along as Pastor Ray Viola...

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April 15, 2024

The bodily resurrection of Jesus was the Amen to His work of atonement. Scripture tells us that if Jesus did not rise from the dead, then there is no forgiveness for sin, no hope, and our faith is meaningless. However, Jesus did rise from the dead, just like He said...

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April 12, 2024

Are you trusting in good works or some religious system to atone for your sin and to save you from eternal damnation? Do not be deceived, it is only through the blood of Jesus and God’s grace that one can be saved. If you haven’t done so already, look unto Jesus, Who...

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April 11, 2024

Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world. When Jesus cried, “It is finished,” from the cross, it was a cry of victory, because the debt for all sin had been paid in full. When He made that declaration, God tore the veil in the Temple from...

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April 10, 2024

The only way that fallen man can be saved is by the grace of God. Fallen men cannot save themselves. Therein lies the difference between the Gospel of Jesus Christ and every other religious system. Salvation is the free gift of God, period. Because it is a gift, it...

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April 9, 2024

Jesus’ mock trial, conviction, and crucifixion contain challenging lessons for every follower of Jesus. Not only did Jesus say, “It is finished,” as He was dying on the cross, He also said, “Follow Me,” earlier in His ministry. What are you willing to endure for the...

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April 8, 2024

As Jesus moved from Gethsemane to Calvary, Scripture recorded significant events that had been prophesied centuries earlier. From this one can see that nothing in that time period happened by chance. Every detail was part of God’s plan to accomplish atonement for the...

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April 5, 2024

The word Gethsemane comes from an Aramaic word that means crushed. There Jesus expressed great agony about what He was about to face, yet He remained submitted to His Father. When we find ourselves crushed by betrayal or ill will, we too can experience our own...

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April 4, 2024

The night before Jesus died, He went before His Father in an agony-filled prayer in the garden at Gethsemane. Though completely submitted to His Father’s will, Jesus asked if there was any other way to redeem lost, sinful man without Him having to die on the cross....

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April 3, 2024

When Jesus instituted The Lord’s Supper in the upper room on the night before He was crucified, He told His disciples to do this service in remembrance of Him. We should not only remember what Jesus did on the cross, but we should also remember that Jesus is always...

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April 2, 2024

Today’s passage concerns Mark’s account of Jesus’ institution of what we now call The Lord’s Supper. The elements of this meal symbolize Christ’s body and blood that He gave that we might be saved from sin. Please open your Bible to Mark chapter fourteen, and listen...

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April 1, 2024

Our modern culture has created a Christianity in which sacrifice and full devotion to Jesus Christ has become optional. This is not right. Jesus gave His all for us on the cross. Therefore, we should be sacrificing our lives for Jesus, being addicted to serving Him...

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March 29, 2024

It is a waste to misuse scarce resources like time, talents, or money. However, the worldly idea of something being wasteful is often at odds with what God thinks is wasteful. Investing your life in anything other than service and devotion to Jesus Christ is wasteful...

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March 28, 2024

Shortly before Jesus died on the cross, he was having a meal at the house of Simon the leper. During the meal, a woman poured an expensive ointment on Jesus’ head. Some were indignant, calling the costly act wasteful. However, Jesus heralded it as an act of worshipful...

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March 27, 2024

The regathering of Jews from all around the world into their homeland is a miraculous ancient promise that God is fulfilling today. Because the Lord is a promise-keeping God, we can also be confident that what Jesus did for us on the cross, in this life and in...

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March 26, 2024

In our continuing study of Jesus’ Olivet discourse, we will learn about how God is going to regather the Jewish people from all over the world into their ancient homeland. This regathering is miraculous, but many prophets, inlcuding Jesus, said that God would do it....

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March 25, 2024

As we continue to work our way through the amazing prophecies of Jesus’ Olivet discourse, Jesus’ call for vigilance looms large. May the Spirit of God cause us to be tuned in to what the Lord is doing in these momentous times, and may He empower us to live our lives...

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March 22, 2024

A key signpost showing that we are nearing the end of what Scripture calls The Last Days is the re-birth of the nation of Israel and the return of the Jewish people to their homeland. As prophesied, one day they will look up and see Jesus coming in the clouds, and...

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March 21, 2024

In Jesus’ Olivet discourse, He talked about many events that would occur during the Great Tribulation, which will precede His second coming. According to Jesus, this will be a period of time that will be unlike anything seen all of human history. To learn more, please...

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March 20, 2024

The abomination of desolation is a prophetic reference to the Antichrist standing in the most holy place of the Jewish Temple. For this to happen, a new Temple must be built. Amazingly, a group of Orthodox Jews known as the Temple Institute have been preparing...

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March 19, 2024

Today we are going to look at one of the most amazing prophecies in the Bible. That prophecy concerns the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet and mentioned by Jesus in His Olivet discourse. Please open your Bible to Mark chapter thirteen, and...

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March 18, 2024

A disciple of Jesus Christ in any generation will not be religiously or politically correct. Most worldly values, philosophies, and pleasures are opposed to what God deems to be true or appropriate. We all need God’s grace and the power of His Holy Spirit to boldly...

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March 15, 2024

Satan has always opposed God’s plans and purposes. Therefore, Satan’s persecution of God’s people has been evident throughout world history. Jesus warned His disciples that they would face intensified persecution after He ascended into heaven and just before He would...

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March 14. 2024

In the Olivet discourse, Jesus admonished His disciples to watch, and He also warned them not to be deceived. Those imperatives are still important for us today as we draw ever closer to Jesus’ second coming. God’s eternal plans and purposes are going to be fulfilled,...

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March 13, 2024

Do you know that the Bible contains more prophecies about Jesus’ second coming than those that concerned His first coming? Today, Pastor Ray Viola will begin the study of the Olivet discourse in which Jesus told His disciples about the destruction of their beautiful...

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March 12, 2024

    The poor widow that gave all that she had to God stands in a stark constrast to our modern what’s-in-it-for-me culture that has even crept into the Church. Though her offering was small, her love for and devotion to God was rich in the Lord’s eyes....

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March 11, 2024

Jesus’ enemies spent so much time trying to trap Him in His words, that they missed Who He really is: God’s only begotten Son. Similarly, too many people get all tangled up with questions about the Bible that have no real bearing on their eternal destiny. The...

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March 1, 2024

In today’s passage, the conflict between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders had reached its peak. They demanded to know by what authority Jesus did His miracles, but Jesus deflected their question with a question of His own. By doing so, the query that was...

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February 29, 2024

Are there mountains in your life today? Know that faith in Jesus can help move those mountains, because He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what we could ever ask or think. Some of life’s obstacles arise from unforgiveness and bitterness. Faith and...

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February 28, 2024

Near the end of His earthly life, Jesus talked to His disciples about a faith in God that can move mountains. His twofold exhortation was simple and to the point: If you are going to follow Jesus as Lord, then you must have faith in God and walk in forgiveness of...

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February 27,2024

Following His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus went to the Temple to cleanse it from the money changers that were exploiting God’s people. He rebuked the religious leaders for their fruitless lives. They were going through the motions of observing a religious...

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February 26, 2024

When Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, many believed that the Messiah had come to deliver them from Roman oppression. They were only half-right. Jesus was the Messiah, but He came to deliver them from powers that were more oppressive than Rome: sin and...

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February 23, 2024

After healing Bartimaeus’ blindness, Jesus told him to go his way, for his faith had made him whole. However, Bartimaeus did not forget about Jesus and go his own way. Instead, Bartimaeus followed Jesus as He headed toward Jerusalem and the cross. We also should...

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February 22, 2024

Bartimaeus was one of many blind people that Jesus healed. Before he received his physical eyesight, Bartimaeus had received spiritual insight, for he called Jesus by one of His messianic titles: The Son of David. Because of his faith in Jesus, Bartemaeus received his...

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February 21, 2024

One word captures Jesus’ definition of greatness, and that word is servant. A servant is a slave that is in a permanent relationship of subjugation to another. A servant’s will is altogether consumed in the will of the one that he or she serves. In other words, a...

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February 20, 2024

God created us with a desire to be great. However, greatness that was both taught and modeled by Jesus stands in stark contrast with what today’s world considers it to be. Please open your Bible to Mark chapter ten, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola explains what...

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February 19, 2024

Jesus’ gift of eternal life is free, because Jesus paid the price for our sins. However, Jesus demands a full surrender to Him that includes a cross and promises persecution. May God grant us the ability to live our lives in a way that glorifies Him! Please open your...

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February 16, 2024

In today’s study, Jesus confronted a moral, wealthy young man. Though he was moral, something kept him from surrendering completely to Jesus—his great wealth. Is there something in your life that is preventing you from completely surrendering to Jesus? Please open...

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February 15, 2024

Statistically, many of you listening today have experienced the pain of divorce, either in your own marriage or growing up in a household that became divided by divorce. Only the Spirit of God and His word can bring the healing, clarity, and hope that one needs after...

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February 14, 2024

Marriage, divorce, and remarriage are subjects of great controversy within the Church. Using Scripture as our textbook, Pastor Ray Viola will address these critical issues head-on. Please open your Bible to Mark chapter ten, and follow along as Pastor Ray begins his...

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February 13, 2024

Jesus told His followers that they were the salt of the earth. Just as eating salty food makes a person thirsty, Jesus redeemed us to create a thirst in others for Him and His kingdom. Please open your Bible to Mark chapter nine, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola...

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February 12, 2024

In the ancient world, salt was used as a preservative, medicine, and as a flavor enhancer in food. Metaphorically, this is what Jesus wants Christians to be in our modern culture. Regardless of your vocation or location, Jesus wants you to have a salty influence on...

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February 9, 2024

Being saved by grace and through faith in Jesus means that we are the salt of the earth. Being salt means that we should be influential in a corrupt world system. We should be stepping stones that lead to Jesus, not stumbling stones. Please open your Bible to Mark...

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February 8, 2024

In today’s study, Jesus makes it clear that, despite being saved by grace, we must still endeavor to root sin out of our lives. Jesus wants His followers to be holy and to walk circumspectly. We are His witnesses to a lost and dying world. Please open your Bible to...

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February 7, 2024

Does unity in Christ mean that believers do not need to be confronted about their sins or that there are not religious frauds that need to be exposed? Absolutely not! No Christian or church is absolutely perfect. Scripture contains many examples of Jesus and the...

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February 6, 2024

God’s grace and His Holy Spirit form a bond among all born-again believers to each other and to Jesus. Because Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and He rose from the grave for our justification, we should not let differences in administrations, operations, and...

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February 5, 2024

Jesus rebuked His disciples for their sectarian attitude towards a man that was casting out demons, even though he was not one of them. This sectarian spirit exists today. While distinctions and a diversity of gifts exist within the Body of Christ, sectarian divisions...

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February 2, 2024

Jesus is building one body comprising many members. Just as our physical bodies have many different parts, so too does the Body of Christ. All contribute to the wholeness of the Body, but the individual functions are diverse. Please open your Bible to Mark chapter...

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February 1, 2024

Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Never sacrifice your faith in the living words of Jesus on the altar of human reasoning or systematic, dispensational theology. Such philosophies attempt to explain away the availability of God’s miracle-working power...

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January 31, 2024

After Jesus healed a demon-possessed boy, His disciples asked Him why they were unable to help the boy, because Jesus had previously empowered them to cast out demons. Jesus told them that their failure was due to their unbelief and a lack of prayer and fasting. Never...

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January 30, 2024

John the Baptizer came to prepare the way for the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry. In a way, as Christians, we have a similar mission. Jesus commissioned us to tell the whole world that they can be made free from the power of sin through the blood of our...

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January 26, 2024

In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ transfiguration followed His commands for His followers to deny themselves and take up their crosses. Those that do, will also be similarly transfigured in eternity. However, this transformation begins at the very moment that a person repents...

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February 16, 2024

In today’s study, Jesus confronted a moral, wealthy young man. Though he was moral, something kept him from surrendering completely to Jesus—his great wealth. Is there something in your life that is preventing you from completely surrendering to Jesus? Please open...

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January 25, 2024

One day, Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the top of a mountain to pray. While they were praying, Jesus was transfigured before them, and Moses and Elijah joined Him. Peter wanted to erect a tabernacle for the three of them, but Jesus’ Father declared, “This is my...

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