This Is Your Wake Up Call

Text: Romans 13:11-14 – We live in a time the Bible calls the “last days” when believers eagerly await the return of our Lord Jesus. But while we wait, the Bible calls us to be busy serving God and building his kingdom. Unfortunately, followers of Christ can get distracted from and even complacent about being […]

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Me vs Mission

Text: 2 Samuel 23:8-17 – In this short Old Testament account, we read about three of King David’s mighty men.  These men were in touch with the desires of their king and risked their lives to faithfully serve him even when they got no credit or satisfaction for their efforts. In this message, Pastor Russ […]

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Continuing To Cultivate Our Fallow Ground

Text: Matthew 13:1-9 – In this message, Pastor Russ continues last week’s theme of breaking up our fallow ground using Jesus’s parable of the four soils. Each soil represents a response to the gospel and challenges us to look at our own lives to determine what kind of soil our hearts are.

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Is Your Heart Fallow Ground?

Text: Romans 12:1-3; Hosea 10:12 – Many Christians have a desire to hear from God but we often don’t hear his voice because we are so distracted with the cares of life. These distractions can become appealing because they keep God at a distance and allow us to live in disobedience without hearing the convicting […]

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What Buttons Are You Chasing?

Text: Ephesians 4:17-5:14 – Pastor Russ shared the account of a former prisoner from the island penitentiary of Alcatraz who kept his sanity in solitary confinement by throwing a button from his shirt in the air and then searching for it in the darkness, only to repeat that exercise over and over. Russ compared this […]

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Stop Hiding Your Light

Text: Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 5:14-16 – This Sunday our Summer Missions Team shared about their trip to Indonesia visiting churches and local ministry projects on the island of North Sulawesi. In his message, Pastor Russ took us back to the Great Commission and then to Jesus’ words from the Sermon on the Mount reminding us […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Text: 1 Corinthians 5:12-22 – On this Thanksgiving Sunday, Pastor Russ highlighted that often Christians express thankfulness for good things – like family, church, freedom. Unfortunately, when our gratitude is dependent on these kinds of things, we can set ourselves up for disappointment – even ingratitude – because these things are fleeting. Our thanksgiving should […]

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Surrendering Control – Baptism Sunday

Text: Psalm 95 – On this special baptism Sunday, Pastor Russ challenges us to be willing to surrender control over to God. So often we fail to experience the full joy of God’s goodness and faithfulness to us because we are unwilling to surrender control over to him. As we celebrate today with Rob Amirault […]

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Out With The Old – In With The New

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 – Many Christians love to try to hang on to some of their “old self” because they are unwilling to surrender everything over to Christ. In this message, Pastor Russ challenges us to stop tinkering with the old self and replace it with the new life we have in Christ. We […]

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