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Pastor Ray

Reflect: Luke 15:1-32 “I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.” ~Luke 15:7 The message of Luke 15 is unmistakable: Lost people matter to God! Jesus tells three parables that make […]

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Reflect: Luke 10:25-37 “But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an […]

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Reflect: Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” To this day, my all-time favorite football player is Gale Sayers, the “Kansas Comet”. Gale […]

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Reflect:strong> Matthew 13:1-58 “The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.” ~Matthew 13:22 Nothing is more damaging to your relationship with God and the […]

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Reflect: Matthew 6:5-7:29 “You will know them by their fruits.” ~Matthew 7:16 My father used to say, “The Bible says we’re not supposed to judge, but it doesn’t say we shouldn’t be inspecting the fruit.” That’s pretty sage advice in light of what Jesus taught. The world likes to quote […]

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Reflect: Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 is one of the standard verses included in most Scripture memory systems. And what a verse it is! It conveys one of the most incredible truths […]

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Reflect: Matthew 5:1-6:4 “Therefore, you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” ~Matthew 5:48 Perfection, according to Jesus, is at the top of the list of kingdom requirements for you and me. That is what he said at the end of Matthew 5: Be perfect, just […]

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