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  • Jesus Sets You Free From Satan's Schemes

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,185 views

    The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6: 10-20 teaches that the greatest battle we face is a spiritual battle. The instructions Paul gave the Ephesians Christians can help us today find victory over the schemes of Satan.

    Jesus Sets You Free From Satan’s Schemes Ephesians 6:10-20 (Message) Several years ago I went on a Holy Land trip to Israel with stops in Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece. Our first night was in Israel. We landed in Tel-a-vive and took a bus along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to ...read more

  • Christmas Is ... Jesus

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 27, 2011
     | 2,997 views

    Christmas is Jesus – God’s Gift to Us. God’s gift of His Son provides a new start in life for all who believe and follow Jesus.

    Christmas Is Jesus John 3:16 Luke 2:1-20 Do you have family traditions at Christmas time? When our children were at home we read the Christmas story before opening presents. Last week at L.A. Fitness I asked several people if they read the Christmas story on Christmas Day. One ...read more

  • Truth Sets You Free

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,033 views

    When you read and study the bible you can have the confidence you are studying the very Word of God. The Bible is about a person, Jesus Christ the Messiah and Savior of the world. The Word, Jesus, became flesh and dwelt among us.

    Truth Sets You Free John 8:32 “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” On this Memorial Day weekend we affirm that we are a nation under God and freedom is worth fighting and dying for. When we pledge allegiance to the American flag we believe we are a nation ...read more

  • God Still Speaks Today

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 7, 2011
     | 4,402 views

    God spoke to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Even in Genesis. God spoke to Abraham and other patriarchs in the Old Testament. God spoke to prophets, kings and judges. God spoke to the early Church. Jesus spoke to his disciples and the risen Jesus spok

    God Still Speaks Today (Have you heard him speak lately?) Exodus 3:1-12 Hebrews 1:1 Exodus 3 we find Moses in the desert of Median. Moses had lived in elegance and was now herding sheep in the desert. He had gone form the sublime to the simple, son of Pharaoh to sheepherder. It was in ...read more

  • Four Men Of Faith And Action

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 7, 2011
     | 5,446 views

    Bringing people to Jesus is a partnership. We encourage one another to witness and tell the good news to others about Jesus and His forgiving power. Jesus alone can forgive sin.

    Four Men of Faith Mark 2:1-12 One of the challenges we have in witness to people who have not yet become believers is to communicate in a language they understand. Sometimes our tendency is to use language of the church, “Christianize.” Words like regeneration, propitiation, ...read more

  • Thanksgiving - Anticipate Joy

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Nov 22, 2010
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     | 2,573 views

    To live a life of joy we need to daily practice thanksgiving and praise. "My mouht is filled with Your praise...all day long." Psalm 71:8

    Thanksgiving – Anticipate Joy Psalm 100:4 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.” This morning when we came into the Light and Life Church did we practice this verse. Do we come to worship with hearts ...read more

  • Serve The Lord With Enthusiasm

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Aug 25, 2010
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     | 4,868 views

    Through out his life Paul accentuated the positive. He practiced the praise principle. Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I say it again, rejoice!”

    Serve the Lord with Enthusiasm Romans 12:11 “Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, and serve the Lord with enthusiasm.” Jesus taught that we are to love the Lord with all our heart, our soul, our might and our neighbor as ourselves. In Romans 12:11 Apostle Paul admonishes us ...read more

  • There's No Place Like Home Series

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jul 13, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,982 views

    Message on the hope of heaven for a believer who received Christ in the last months of his life.

    There’s No Place Like Home John 14:1-3 - Jesus said, “Don’t be troubled. You trust God, now trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly. When everything is ready, I ...read more

  • How To Be A Great Father

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jul 13, 2010
     | 2,651 views

    Father's Day Message to encourage fathers to be great husbands and have an encouraging relationship with their children.

    How To Become A Great Father On what day are the most telephone calls made? On Mother’s Day! On Father’s Day there are the most collect calls. Gordon Dalbey, author of “Healing of the Masculine Soul,” tells of a Catholic Nun working in a prison. She was asked by a ...read more

  • Walking With The Risen Christ

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 15, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,678 views

    The two disciples on the way to Damascus as part of the Easter story.

    Walking with the Risen Christ Luke 24:1-7 Luke 24:13-34 Suppose you were in Jerusalem A.D. 30. You purchased the Jerusalem Daily News, the edition is labeled, “Extra.” The startling big type headline reads, “Nazarene’s Tomb found Empty.” One of the column ...read more

  • Victory In Times Of Crisis

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 15, 2010
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     | 2,563 views

    As Christ followers we have the assurance that in every crisis the Lord is always present, He is always with us.

    Victory in Times of Crisis Psalm 23:4-6 Have you ever felt afraid? So afraid you feared for your life? On several occasions I have felt intense fear. Once when I was a young teen and a tornado was headed toward the farm house we were staying in for a summer. On another occasion I ...read more

  • Let's Go Fishing

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 15, 2010
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     | 1,417 views

    Are you really following Jesus if you're not fishing?

    Let’s Go Fishing Matthew 4:19 “Jesus said, ‘Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Today we are going fishing. Let’s sing the children’s chorus: “I will make you fishers of men, fisher of men………” “If ...read more

  • Finding Strength For The New Year

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,753 views

    A message on finding strength during times of personal and national crisis and challenge. Given the last Sunday in 2009.

    Finding Strength for the New Year Where do you find strength in times of personal and national challenges? Where do you find strength when a member of your family has a pre-mature death? How do you make it through hurtful experiences that are not justified? Last November I attended a church ...read more

  • Show Love, Don't Grumble

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Sep 9, 2009
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     | 1,579 views

    Biblical basis for having a ministry of encouragement.

    -Show Love, Don’t Grumble- Philippians 4:6-8 Psalm 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight O Lord my strength and my redeemer.” I Peter 4:8-9, “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of ...read more

  • The Three Cs Of Discipleship

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 9, 2009
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     | 2,696 views

    Becoming a Christ follower is conditional. We have the choice to say, “Yes” or “No” to becoming a disciple of Jesus. Jesus said, “If anyone will come after me…” Jesus gives the invitation and then leaves the choice up to us.

    The Three “Cs” of Discipleship Luke 9:23-26 During my twelve years of ministry here the mission of the Willow Vale Church has been: “Bringing people to Jesus, loving, equipping and sending them out to make more and better disciples.” Jesus gave us the mission and purpose of the church ...read more