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July 31, 2020

Before the sounding of the final trumpet judgment, another angel will descend from heaven holding a little book. He will cry out with a loud voice like thunder, but John was was mysteriously prohibited from writing down what he will say. Please open your Bible to...

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July 30, 2020

Although the sixth trumpet judgment will kill one-third of mankind, the survivors, who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads, still will not repent. Rather than beg for God’s mercy, they harden their hearts. As Jacob learned at Peniel, the way to win in a...

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JULY 29, 2020

The sounding of the sixth trumpet in the book of Revelation releases four angels from a river, which are given the power to kill one-third of mankind. Why are these angels released, and what purpose will they serve in God’s overall plan? Please open your Bible to...

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July 28, 2020

Not everything in Scripture is easy to digest, especially those things concerning the devil and his demons. We must recognize the reality of their existence and their power to harm. However, we must not give them more credit than they are due. Please open your Bible...

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July 27, 2020

When the fifth trumpet sounds, as described in the book of Revelation, locust-like creatures will be released from the bottomless pit. These creatures will have God’s permission and power to touch and torture all people that do not have the seal of God on their...

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July 24, 2020

Judgments described in the book of Revelation are not hard to understand, if taken literally, they are just hard to believe, because they are so scary and ominous. However, if the words earth, trees, and grass do not literally mean earth, trees, and grass, then we...

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July 23, 2020

When Jesus will open the seventh seal of judgment mentioned in the book of Revelation, there will be silence in heaven for half an hour. Later on, the blowing of trumpets by angels will signal the start of another set of progressive judgments. Please open your Bible...

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July 22, 2020

In John’s vision in the book of Revelation, he saw Christians in tribulation dealing with great persecution. This book also tells us that Jesus, the Lamb of God, will wipe away all tears from their eyes. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and listen...

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July 21, 2020

The book of Revelation documents a vision that the Apostle Paul had in which he saw Jesus, the Lamb of God, in the midst of a vast crowd of angels and Christians, who had come out of the Great Tribulation. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and listen...

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July 20, 2020

In heaven, as we gather around God’s throne, everyone’s attention will be on Jesus. This teaches us that Jesus should be pre-eminent in our lives now. Our faith should be based on the simple words of Jesus: “Come to Me; learn of Me; abide in Me, and follow Me,”...

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July 17, 2020

The Apostle John had a genuine out-of-body experience in which he visited God’s throne room in heaven. In contrast to the devastating judgments that were taking place on earth, heaven was filled with worship and adoration for the Lamb seated on the throne, Who...

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July 16, 2020

Today’s passage shows that, during the most intense time of God’s judgment upon the world, God will be saving an uncountable multitude of souls. Oh the magnitude of God’s grace! Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and follow along as Pastor Ray begins...

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July 15, 2020

As Christians, we are sealed with God’s Holy Spirit. We have been purchased for God with Jesus’ precious blood. Therefore, we belong to the Lord, and whatever we do, we should do it to bring Him glory. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and listen as...

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July 14, 2020

During the Tribulation, God will set aside one hundred forty-four thousand Jews to be God’s witnesses on earth. God does not want anyone to perish, so He mercifully provides witnesses to lead people to salvation so that their souls can be saved, even if their temporal...

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July 13, 2020

The book of Revelation tells that the very God, Who holds everything in place, will cause stars to fall from heaven as if they were being shaken from a tree. In His wrath, He will allow that, which He has been holding together, to unravel. Please open you Bible to...

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July 10, 2020

The full title of the book of Revelation is The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This sacred and final book of the Bible speaks of the ultimate triumph of Jesus, and it reveals to us the true weight of God’s wrath. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter six, and...

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July 9, 2020

As followers of Christ, we will be met with challenges and difficulties, because we will refuse to compromise on our core beliefs. Don’t be fearful! Be bold as a lion! You are to be a true witness for Jesus Christ. Please open your Bible to the beginning of First...

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July 8, 2020

Every person is going to live forever. The question is: Where will you live? According to the Scriptures, your final destination depends upon Who you believe Jesus is. Do you know where you will spend eternity? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter six, and...

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July 6, 2020

John wrote about his vision of heaven’s throne room. Two things were prominent in his vision, and they comprise two focal points of all Scripture: Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind and God’s glory. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter five, and listen as...

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July 3, 2020

If you ask people if they think that it is possible that they might go to hell when they die, you will probably hear something like this: “Hell is a place for bad people, not me. I’m a good person—at least I’m trying my best. So, I’m probably okay.” But what does God...

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July 2, 2020

Early church doctrine taught that hell was a place of eternal punishment, but today it is rarely mentioned. Today, if someone uses the word, it is usually in reference to someone going through a difficult time. But what does the Bible actually have to say about this...

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July 1, 2020

If Jesus, the Redeemer of mankind, and God’s glory are central themes of Scripture, then, practically speaking, those two things should be focal points in the life of every Christian. Are you investing your earthly resources to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and...

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June 30, 2020

"When we say, “Glory to God,” are we saying that to truly give God glory, or are we just trying to sound spiritual and, in effect, attempting to glorify ourselves? Glorifying God should be a foundation for our lives and ministries, because all glory and honor truly...

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June 29, 2020

John wrote about his vision of heaven’s throne room. Two things were prominent in his vision, and they comprise two focal points of all Scripture: Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind and God’s glory. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter five, and listen as...

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June 26, 2020

Is your life today consecrated to the Lord, or cluttered with the things of this world? Is your heart devoted to Jesus or divided? Are you passionate about Him or passive? Please listen as Pastor Ray Viola continues his discussion of Christ’s millennial kingdim and...

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June 25, 2020

The heavenly Song of the Redeemed implies that the Bride of Christ shall rule and reign with Jesus on the earth. Some think that this refers to a spiritual kingdom. However, the literal interpretation of other passages of Scripture plainly state that this earthly...

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June 24, 2020

In heaven, raptured believers will sing the Song of the Redeemed, which declares that our Creator has made us kings and priests, and that we shall rule and reign with Him on the earth. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter five, verse ten, and listen as Pastor...

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June 22, 2020

Shortly after Jesus ascended into heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to earth to comfort and guide His followers. Scripture also says that the Spirit will convict the whole world of sin, righteousness, and judgment to bring lost people to an understanding of Who Jesus...

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June 19, 2020

When Jesus came to earth the first time, He was like a meek and gentle Lamb that would be sacrificed for the sins of all. Now the resurrected Christ sits on heaven’s throne, and He will one day return as the Lion of Judah to vanquish every enemy, and to rescue Israel...

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June 18, 2020

Jesus is the Lion from the tribe of Judah. Unto Him shall the gathering of the people be, and He will rule and reign forever when He returns to establish His kingdom. If you haven’t done so already, accept Him as your Lord and King today, and He will always be with...

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June 17, 2020

A focal point of today’s passage is a scroll with seven seals on it in the hands of the One, Who sits on heaven’s throne. Breaking the seals and opening the scroll have consequences that will be literally and spiritually earthshaking. Please open your Bible to...

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June 16, 2020

Life can be filled with cares and worries about any number of things including family, friends, and finances, or less personal issues like cultural degeneration and political unrest. However, as we will see today, heaven is a wonderfully serene place where everyone...

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June15, 2020

There is a difference between prayer and intense prayer that is lived out practically. As believers, we need the power of God’s Spirit working in every area of our lives. Without that power, the church becomes too weak to stand. Please open your Bible to Revelation...

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June 12, 2020

In Revelation chapter four, John painted a picture of all the creatures in heaven. He described creatures that you might think were created by C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien. The creatures in heaven are all different, but they have one thing in common: They rest not day...

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June 11, 2020

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 10, 2020

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 9, 2020

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 your Bible to Revelation chapter four,...

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June 8, 2020

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 5, 2020

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 4, 2020

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 3, 2020

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 2, 2020

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 1, 2020

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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May 29, 2020

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 28, 2020

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 27, 2020

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 26, 2020

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 25, 2020

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 21, 2020

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 20, 2020

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 19, 2020

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 18, 2020

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 15, 2020

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 14, 2020

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 13, 2020

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 12, 2020

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 11, 2020

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 8, 2020

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 7, 2020

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 6, 2020

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 5, 2020

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 4, 2020

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 1, 2020

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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April 30, 2020

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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April 29, 2020

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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April 28, 2020

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 27, 2020

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 24, 2020

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 23, 2020

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 22, 2020

God’s perspective is completely different from man’s perspective. He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. This world will not last forever, and we need to face the reality of future judgment. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter one, verse seven,...

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April 21, 2020

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 20, 2020

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 17, 2020

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 16, 2020

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 15, 2020

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 14, 2020

The cross is the lynchpin of our salvation, but false teachers have undermined its true meaning. For example, the cross of old slew men; today it entertains them. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh, but the new cross encourages it. The message of the old...

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April 13, 2020

The Old Rugged Cross is one of the most-loved hymns of the church. Its chorus says, “. . . I'll cherish the old rugged cross, ’til my trophies at last I lay down. I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it someday for a crown.” The cross meant everything to...

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April 10, 2020

To drive home the point of the importance of personal responsibility, Paul used an example from agriculture: What you sow will determine what you reap. It is easy to ignore this principle in our daily lives, because the consequences are seldom noticed immediately....

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April 9, 2020

As Christians, we are free to live in the fullness of life. Our love for God frees us to love others truly and happily. Let us freely sow love that we, and all the world, may harvest that true and bounteous life which is God’s gift in Jesus. Please open your Bible to...

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April 8, 2020

A person that has their roots in the world will yield a destructive type of fruit. However, a person that walks by the power of the Holy Spirit is rooted and grounded in the Gospel, and yields fruit that loves and edifies others and which glories God. What kind of a...

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April 7, 2020

Christians are tempted constantly. We are living in a world system that contradicts the things of God, and we are under constant pressure to compromise with it and to conform to it. To fight such a formidable foe, we need the Holy Spirit’s grace, power, and presence...

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April 6, 2020

Legalism will eventually produce one of two things: self-glorification or self condemnation. Neither comes from the inner working of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. Whenever you mix Jesus with any -ism, the -ism becomes the measuring stick of orthodoxy,...

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April 3, 2020

The liberty that we have in Jesus is a liberty to love one another with a love that is gracious, forgiving, and sacrificial. It is an unnatural love that requires the death of self. In one sense, the Gospel calls us to come and die that we might live. As sheep in the...

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April 2, 2020

Paul exhibited righteous anger in his letter to the Galatians. This reflected not only the seriousness with which God regards the task of contending for the faith but also the love which he had for his children in Christ. His desire (as should be the desire of every...

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April 1, 2020

Because of Christ, we now relate to God our Father on a whole new basis: Through our faith in the risen and exalted Lord Jesus Christ. Our righteousness is not of works, not based on obedience, nor based on how well we abide by a set of rules and regulations....

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March 31, 2020

A stunning consequence of the Gospel is that anyone in Christ shares in the promises that God made to Abraham. To become a joint-heir with Christ, one must be in Christ. To be in Christ, one must be born again. Are you in Christ? Have you been born of God? Please open...

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March 30, 2020

In today’s passage, the Apostle Paul provides a logical explanatation for the purpose of the Mosaic law. His argument reveals our need for God’s grace and the perfect sacrificial Lamb Who fulfilled the judgment of Law. Therefore, the true purpose of the Law is to...

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March 27, 2020

A covenant, or agreement, between men, after it is ratified, cannot be annulled or altered without the consent of both parties. The covenant God made with Abraham was based on faith, not works. So when the law was added 430 years later, it didn’t annul the covenant...

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March 26, 2020

When we carefully consider the finished work of Christ on the cross, it should leave us speechless. We, who are sinful, full of pride, and condemned by the Law, can be, through Jesus Christ, ransomed, redeemed, righteous, and justified. The cross of Christ destroys...

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March 25, 2020

Paul wanted the Galatians to understand that they were saved by what they believed and not by the works that they did. God wants us to believe in Him more. When we believe in Him more, and submit to His will, it will, by necessity, change what we do. But if we focus...

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March 24, 2020

The Gospel is the way that we enter the kingdom of God. However, in today’s passage, the Apostle Paul will show us that the Gospel is much more than that: We are not only saved by the Gospel, but it is also the Gospel that enables us to grow spiritually. That is, we...

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March 23, 2020

Paul essentially described himself as a dead man walking. He declared that he was crucified with Christ. He meant that, after being born again, it was no longer his old self that lived, but, as a new creature in Christ, it was now Jesus that lived in and through him...

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March 20, 2020

The proof of God’s love for us is the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary whereby He willingly paid the just penalty for our sins. In so doing, He delivered all that have faith in His complete and all-sufficient work of salvation from the power of darkness and translated us...

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March 19, 2020

No one can be justified by keeping the Law of God. Said another way, God’s Law is only a diagnostic tool that reveals our sinfulness and our need of a Savior. God’s grace is the only thing that saves us. Through grace, God changes our hearts, and it reveals that...

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March 18, 2020

When Paul went to visit the Apostles concerning the push by many Jews to require Gentile Christians to also follow the Mosaic Law, Paul did not give into the Judeaizers for a moment so that the truth of the Gospel might remain uncompromised. Please open your Bible to...

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March 17, 2020

Jesus plus nothing equals everything. Jesus plus anything else is slavery, and it will kill you. The Gospel is the perfect infusion of Law and Grace, and it is the same Gospel for both Jews and Gentiles. Please open your Bible to Galatians chapter two, and listen as...

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March 16, 2020

We should never write a person off as someone who will never come to the saving knowledge of Jesus, because he or she presently is vocally opposed to the Gospel. Paul was once an archenemy of the Gospel, but he was saved and converted by God’s grace to proclaim very...

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March 13, 2020

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a revelation message. It is not a message of human origin. It is not a message that can be understood by the natural man. It’s origin and reception is via the revelation of God. Please open your Bible to Galatians chapter one, and listen...

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March 12, 2020

The foundation of all true preaching, teaching, and worship is the proclamation that Jesus was crucified for our deliverance according to God’s will. The Gospel gives grace to man and glory to God, because it by God’s grace, through faith in Christ’s perfect...

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