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Pastor Ray

Reflect: Acts 10:1-11:18 “The angel answered, ‘Cornelius, your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.’” (Acts 10:4) No one knows how long Cornelius had faithfully prayed to God and regularly demonstrated kindness to people before he experienced this dramatic moment of divine […]

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Reflect: Titus 2:11-13 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our […]

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Reflect: Acts 8:26-40 “The Spirit told Philip, ‘Go to that chariot and stay near it.’” (Acts 8:26) Have you ever had a sense that you were to go talk to a random stranger about Jesus? Maybe they were sitting alone in a booth at the restaurant, or on a bench […]

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Reflect: Acts 6:8-15, 7:1-60, 8:1-8 “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.” (Acts 6:8) “But I’m just a layman!” Those words may not be spoken openly, but I think they represent an attitude that is fairly prevalent among average churchgoers. Behind those […]

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Reflect: Philippians 4:5 “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” When was the last time you prayed, “God, make me a more gentle person”? Just what I thought! Back in the 1830′s, George Bethune, a Dutch Reformed pastor and hymn writer, said,“Perhaps no grace is less […]

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Reflect: Acts 3:1-4:37 “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13) Peter and John didn’t have much—no money, no position, no education, no religious pedigree. They […]

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Reflect: Acts 2:1-47 “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:47) When churches aren’t filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, they have to resort to smoke and mirrors to get the job done. That’s why churches these days devote inordinate amounts […]

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