Sermons by Ray Christison

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The Lordship of Christ

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Key Scriptures: Philippians 2:5-11, 4:13; Romans 14:8-9; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 3:17, 6:21 & 24; Acts 9:1-9 & Proverbs 4:23. In the New Testament lordship is inseparably linked to the name of Jesus and was at the very heart of Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross. The word Lord means someone in supreme authority […]

God Prepares Those Whom He Calls

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Key Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:11; Ephesians 4:1; Genesis 12:1-3, 37:1-11; Exodus 2:15; Isaiah 6:1-8; 1 Samuel 16 & 17 and Acts 9:1-19. Just as a farmer has to spend a great deal of time and effort in preparing the soil in order to plant the seed which will ultimately bring forth a bountiful harvest, so God is […]

Walking In The Light

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Key Scriptures: Ephesians 5:1-14; Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 5:14-16, 3:17, 17:5; Romans 15:1-3; John 8:29; 1 John 3:22 & Galatians 2:20. We were once in darkness but now as believers in Jesus Christ, we have been transformed from darkness to light and are now commanded to walk in that light and do those things which are pleasing […]

God is Light

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Key Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-4; John 8:12; 3:17-21; 1 John 1:1-10; 1 Kings 8:38; Mark 7:20-23 & Acts 2:42. The scriptures declare that God is light and in Him there is no darkness and we are called to constantly examine our hearts because as Solomon said as he was dedicating the temple, “That every man should know […]

Eternal Judgements #2

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Key Scriptures: Revelation 20:11-15; Luke 16:19-31; Psalm 22; John 3:16; John 5:24, 28-29; Deuteronomy 7:7; Ephesians 2:3 & 2 Corinthians 5:11. When an unbeliever stands before God at the Great White Throne Judgement, he/she will pay the full penalty for their sin because they never trusted in Jesus Christ and the finished work of the […]

Eternal Judgements

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Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, 2:9, 9:24-27, 11:25-32; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 14:14-20, 25:14-30; Jeremiah 18:1-6; Ephesians 2:10, 6:6-8 & 2 Peter 1:3. There is a fundamental difference between salvation and rewards but sometimes believers can get confused between the two! Salvation is first and foremost a free gift and cannot be earned, while rewards […]

The Resurrection from the Dead – Part 2

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Key Scriptures: Psalm 33:18 & 22, 71:14; Jeremiah 17:5-7 & 13, 2:13; Lamentations 3:21,24 & 26; John 10:10, 4:10-14; Isaiah 31:1 &3; 2 Kings 6:8-17 & 2 Corinthians 12:15. God continually calls us to put our trust & hope in Him but all to often when things begin to get difficult, we quickly turn to […]

The Resurrection from the Dead – Part 1

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Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:12-58 (esp. verse 19); Philippians 3:10-11; John 5:25-29, 11:23-27; Matthew 6:19-21; Colossians 3:1-2 & Luke 24:39. True biblical hope must be solid, secure, concrete and must be placed in someone who is fully able to fulfill all our expectations : that person is Jesus Christ Himself! For the believer in Christ […]

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 […]