Sermons by Ray Christison

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Obstacles That Hinder The Building Of God’s Church

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Key Scriptures: 2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51; Luke 8:14; 1 Peter 5:5-6; John 2:13-17 & 2 Corinthians 7: 10-11. Although we might have a desire to fulfill the plans and purposes of God, all too often we allow the issue of pride to creep into our lives and this, together with ‘the cares, riches and […]

Jesus is Building His Church-Part 2

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Key Scriptures: Nehemiah 2:18, 4:6, 6:3 & 8:1-8; Haggai 1:8; Jeremiah 6:16-17; Psalm 42:1 & John 17. After Jesus rose from the dead, not only was He given a name that is above every other name but He was given a position of authority as the Head of the Church (the Body of Christ). His sole […]

Jesus is Building His Church-Part 1

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Key Scriptures: Matthew 16:18; Psalm 127:1 & Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:3, 12-16 & 5:22-33; 1 Corinthians 3:9 & Haggai 1:1-4. After Jesus rose from the dead, not only was He given a name that is above every other name but He was given a position of authority as the Head of the Church (the Body of […]

Obedient Faith

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Key Scriptures: Genesis 6:22, 12:1-4, 22:1-12; Luke 18:8; Galatians 2:20; James 2:17; Hebrews 4:2 & Romans 15:1-3. We see throughout scripture that faith and obedience go hand in hand and all the ‘heroes of the faith’ were obedient to the will of God and not their own. The challenge to us as believers is are […]

Is My Life Pleasing To God?

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Key Scriptures: Hebrews 11:5-6; Matthew 3:17, 17:5; John 8:28-29; Colossians 1:10; Romans 8:8 & 1 John 3:22. It tells us in the scriptures that Enoch walked with God and God translated him, for he had this testimony, that he pleased God. The Lord Jesus only did that which was pleasing to His Father in heaven and […]

Running the Race Purposefully

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Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 3:10-15; 2 John 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & Philippians 3:13-14. Without a clear goal and purpose, discipline is nothing but self punishment and we must therefore continue to run, always looking unto Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. It is vitally important that we both identify and […]

Running the Race Patiently

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Key Scriptures: Hebrews 12:1; Matthew 16:13-18, 25:14-30; Acts 2:42 & Genesis 42-46. We cannot effectively run this race, if we are constantly weighed down and encumbered with sins/burdens that distract us from accomplishing that which God has already ordained for each and every one of us.

Pleasing God

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Key Scriptures: Colossians 1:9-12; Matthew 3:17 & 17:5; Hebrews 11:5; John 4:34; Hebrews 10:7; Ephesians 3:20 and Luke 17:11-19. All too often we as believers are seeking God’s blessing and rubber stamp of approval in our lives, when all we really should be doing is allowing the Lord to live in and through us. We need to […]

Humility of Christ or Pride of Man

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Key Scriptures: Isaiah 14:12-16; Ezekiel 28:12-19; John 13:4-17; Philippians 2:5-8; James 4:6-10 & 1 Peter 5:5-6. One of the marks of a Christian is in fact humility. The apostle Paul actually states that we must be ‘clothed with humility’. Jesus Christ knowingly and willingly humbled Himself, first and foremost under the hand of His Father and then […]

The Slumbering Church – Part 1

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Key Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-4; 1 Samuel 17:28-32; Joel 2:25; Matthew 25:1-13; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and Hebrews 3:7 & 12:26-29. Tragically much of the professed church of Jesus Christ is not only slumbering but sleeping also!(see Matthew 25:5). There is a spirit not only of apathy and complacency, but one of procrastination as, although the church […]

Pride or Humility

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Key verses: Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28:12-17, Deuteronomy 8:2-16, John 13:4-14, Philippians 2:5-8, James 4:6-10 & 1 Peter 5:5-6. The greatest curse in the life of a Christian is pride. It is such an insidious thing, often lying dormant, only to rear up like a serpent and strike with toxic venom when we least expect it. […]

Do Not Grieve or Quench The Spirit

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Simply stated we grieve the Holy Ghost when we say yes to Satan when he tempts us into sin and we quench the Holy Ghost when we say no to the Lord as He calls to walk the narrow road of faith.