Sermons by Ray Christison

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The Laying On Of Hands

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Kindly Note that the audio only starts after 1 minute 19 seconds Key Scriptures: Matthew 10: 8; 8:3, 9:29, 19:13-14; Acts 6:1-6, 8:17, 19:1-6; 1 Timothy 4:14; Ephesians 4:1-16 & Genesis 12:1-3. When the Lord Jesus walked on this earth He did so in a physical body (Hebrews 10:5), and although He did many wonderful […]

The Baptism Of Sufferings

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Key Scriptures: Matthew 20:20-23, 26:36-44; Philippians 1:29; John 4:34, 5:30, 6:38; Hebrews 5:7-9; Job 1:8, 2:3, 5:17, 13:15 & 23:10-12. We have been given many gifts from God namely; the most precious one of all, the gift of eternal life, the Ascended Christ ministry gifts together with the gifts of the Holy Ghost. However Philippians […]

The Gifts Of The Spirit

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Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12 – 1 Corinthians 14; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 4:1; Matthew 7:15, Matthew 24:11 & 24 & Galatians 4:9. Paul states from the outset in 1 Corinthians 12  that he does not want us to be ignorant concerning spiritual gifts as there was (and is!) much confusion about the application and […]

Baptism Into Water

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Key Scriptures: Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:37-38, Acts 8:26-39; Romans 6:3-4 & 1 Peter 3:20-21. Under the dispensation of the new covenant, God has left us with only two ordinances to follow viz. the Lord’s Table (breaking of bread) and water baptism. After our baptism into Christ (salvation), we are now told to be […]

Faith Towards God

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Key Scriptures: Hebrews 11:1,6; James 2:17-26; Galatians 2:20; Romans 10:17 & Luke 17:1-10. What Faith is not! 1) Faith is not denying reality.. 2) It is not a feeling..   3) At times faith is not logical or even rational..   4) It is not ‘positive confession’ etc.  Faith is simply believing God to be […]

Repentance from Dead Works

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Key Scriptures: Hebrews 9:11-14; Matthew 3:2, 4:17; Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 7:8-12; Isaiah 64:6 & James 2:17-20. A dead work is simply anything that I do to try and justify myself before God. Dead denotes no life at all and consequently dead works have no power to bring us into fellowship with God or to […]

Giving To God : Our Best or Our Leftovers? – Part 2

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Key Scriptures: Malachi 1-4; Deuteronomy 7:7-8, Jeremiah 31:3-4; Ecclesiastes 5:1-7; Mark 12:30; 1 Corinthians 15:20 & Isaiah 4:1. When the Israelites came to offer sacrifice, it was in fact an act of worship unto the Lord and there were only two things required of them : whatsoever they offered it had to be the first […]

Giving To God : Our Best or Our Leftovers? – Part 1

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Key Scriptures: Colossians 3:23-24; Romans 12:1; John 4:23-24; Isaiah 1:11-14; Amos 5:21-23; Ezekiel 33:31-32 & Malachi 1. In the scriptures we are called to do everything as unto the Lord and to do it heartily ie. with all our heart. In addition we are all called to ‘present our bodies a living sacrifice’ to the […]

Does God Hate?

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Key Scriptures: Proverbs 6:16-19, 18:6-8, 24:30-34; Ephesians 4:29; Hebrews 4:12; John 8:44; Matthew 5:37 & James 3:15 & 17. While we know of a truth that God loves because He is love, it is also true that there are things that God hates because He is pure, holy, righteous and just, and there are seven […]

Marks of a Healthy Christian

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Key Scriptures: 2 Peter 1:8-11; Matthew 3:17, 17:5; Romans 5:5; Ephesians 1:4-6; 1 John 3:18, 4:18; 2 Corinthians 5:8-9 & Philippians 2:12. God does not want us to have a wishy-washy faith and desires that we continually evaluate our Christian walk/relationship with him in accordance with His Word, in order that we can live our […]

Growing In The Knowledge Of God

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Key Scriptures: 2 Peter 5-6; 2 Peter 3:18; Matthew 6:33-34 & 24:4. Knowledge in this context means full discernment (of God) and it is vital therefore, that we as believers continue to grow in the knowledge of our saviour Jesus Christ, and this simply means that we must become more like Him every day, in […]

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 […]