Pastor Ray's Blog

Get Out of the Neutral Space.

James 1:25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. What's the key idea and the keyword there that separates the...

Two kings, One throne.

Resting, and I don’t mean kicking back, but really trusting and then obeying, resting in Christ is difficult. The issue of difficulty is that you have to leave the place of control and put Jesus on the throne. There can’t be two kings, there can only be Jesus. And the...

Water from Christ the Rock.

Exodus 17 is a moment where once again the people of Israel grumble against Moses and God even though they are in the midst of experiencing God's provision. They had seen the power of God displayed over a period of time through the ten plagues, through experiencing...

Rest and Peace in a New Year

Just moments ago I took down our Christmas ornaments, delicately wrapping them, securing each one in the plastic bin that they live in for eleven months of the year. Our collection is primarily made up of two themes: Guitar ornaments and overwhelmingly- Disney...