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A Taste of The Highway of Holiness Conference

This video will give you a sense of not only the messages that God inspired on the topic of holiness over the last several days, but also how He used them to impact the lives of some attendees. For the next 30 days, you can view the keynote messages here for free.

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The Church Need to Preach on Fear of God

Is Your Jesus Configured from Movies & Velvet Paintings?

“Do you have a Jesus put together from a few Jesus movies and velvet paintings?” asked Jeff Pollard. “He purposed before the foundation of the world to save us by His holy Son.  The Father created all things through His beloved Son for sinners. The Father’s will is for His Son to save every single […]

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People Without Christ Are Zombies!

“Adam’s sinful children can only find life by satisfying their sinful desires,” declared Jeff Pollard.  “According to the Scriptures, it is nothing but a death-stop.  “People without Christ are zombies, dead in their trespasses.  The wages of sin is death in every generation.  “The pleasures of the world are momentary, leaving us with a desire […]

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The Pride of Life

One of the seductions that is irresistible to the depraved mind and a temptation to the Christian mind is to constantly brag about oneself — the pride of life. “In the spiritual realm, it is about someone who exults in himself,” explained Jeff Pollard.  “The pride of life is the religion of self-glorification.  This is […]

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The Lust of the Eyes

The lust of the eyes. “Our eyes can be the source of delightful experiences” like the enjoyment of a sunset or colorful fall foliage. “No other avenue has such an immediate avenue to your soul,” explained Jeff Pollard.  “The world can easily and quickly gain entrance into our soul through the eyes. *  “Eve saw […]

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The Lust of the Flesh

The lust of the flesh.   “The Greek word for lust means the craving, the longings that are driven by our sinful nature,” said Jeff Pollard. “God created our bodily appetites. When the God of light is absent from our hearts, the natural appetites become the lust of the flesh.  For example, it’s a good […]

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If You Love the World, Repent!

Jeff Pollard warned us to “weigh carefully John’s conclusion:  ‘If you love the world, you do not love the Father.’ “All of us are tempted in this.  All of us!  Repent of it, mortify it. “Love for the world and love for the Father cannot exist in the same person.  The struggle is in every […]

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What 1 John 2 Is Not Prohibiting

Jeff Pollard clarified what 1 John 2:15-17 is not saying: *  “John is not forbidding us from loving God’s creation.  He made it and it is good. *  “John is not forbidding us from loving the souls of lost people. There is no contradiction between the message of John 3:16 and the message of First […]

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Do Not Love the World

The apostle doesn’t pull any punches in 1 John 2:15-17. “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.  For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the […]

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Young Folks: I Know You Stick Out Like Sore Thumbs

“To the younger folks, I want to say something,” said Dr. Carlton McLeod. “I know you stick out like sore thumbs.  Here comes Faith, Hope and Love.  You stick out like sore thumbs. You don’t have to say it. “Be encouraged!  What is going on in your lives is so pure.  Someone is teaching you […]

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‘Who Does a Conference on Holiness?’ pastors asked

“I told a few pastor friends that I was going out to this conference,” said Dr. Carlton McLeod. “What’s the theme?” they asked. “Holiness,” I said. “Who does a conference on holiness?” they asked quizzically “It will be fun,” I countered. “Fun?” they inquired with bewilderment. “Holiness is a scary word in today’s modern times.  […]

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Our Desire to Live Holy Lives Found In God’s Mercy

Dr. Carlton McLeod cited I Peter 1:3 which says, “Blessed be the God the Father according to His great mercy He has caused us to be born again to a living hope, to an inheritance that is imperishable.” “We who desire to be holy believers must understand that it doesn’t come from us, it comes […]

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Gird Up the Loins of Your Mind, Ready for Battle

“1 Peter was written to encourage suffering Christians in the land that is today known as modern Turkey,” explained Carlton McLeod. “Be sober minded. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion.” (1 Peter 5:8) “We’ve been exhorted that we are born for this.  We follow a Person, not a system,” […]

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If You’re Insulted Because of Christ, You’re Blessed!

“I have been a part of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches for a few years,” said Dr. Carlton McLeod, the pastor at Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake.  “The NCFIC has taken a lot of hits. If there was ever a movement that would incite hell against it, wouldn’t it be something like this?  “By my […]

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