Eli: A Father’s Day Lesson

Text: 1 Samuel 3 – There are many men in the Old Testament that we can learn from by their example as fathers to their children – both good and not so good examples.  Eli was not such a good example because he sat back and watched his sons do wicked things.  They were selfish, […]

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Lessons About Finishing Well

Text:  Numbers 20 – This chapter has been called “the saddest chapter in the Old Testament.” It opens with Miriam dying.  It ends with Aaron dying. In between, Moses acts foolishly out of frustration and disobeys God by striking the rock to bring forth water for the people. As a result, God denied him access to […]

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A Final “To Do” List

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 – Paul concludes his letter to the Thessalonian believers with a long list of final instructions.  In these instructions we find two warnings and 15 commands (imperatives).  Pastor Russ takes us through the list with practical applications we can all learn from.

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In this special Sunday evening seminar, guest speaker, Calvin Smith, from Creation Ministries International, shares some of the facts related to the creation-evolution debate.  Since science, as it relates to the past, cannot be repeated and observed, many of the claims of evolutionists require the facts be interpreted through their own set of assumptions and presuppositions.  Biblical […]

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Guest speaker, Calvin Smith from Creation Ministries International shares how the biblical understanding of the gospel that leads to salvation, commonly called the “Romans Road,” first requires understanding the “other half” of the map – the lost part of the path that begins with the book of Genesis. There we find what God’s original intent […]

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Be Prepared

Text:  Matthew 24:1-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-9 – So many Christians are fascinated with trying to figure out when Jesus will return again to earth.  History is filled with failed predictions of the Second Coming.  But in Scripture, both Jesus and Paul clearly direct our focus away from predictions and more on preparedness.  Whether Jesus returns […]

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Text:  John 19:25-27; Ephesians 6:2 – One of the 10 Commandments calls us to honour our parents.  This is the first command that carries a promise with it – “that it would go well with you”.  On this Mother’s Day, Pastor Russ lists 7 ways we can honour our mothers.

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Text: Haggai 1-2 – Written over 2500 years ago, the prophet Haggai rebukes the Israelite exiles who had returned to Jerusalem.  They had been distracted from the task God called them to – rebuilding the temple.  The message is so relevant for us even today because we too are often distracted by busyness to remember […]

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This week Grace Church witnessed the Ordination of two men from our congregation.  Mr. Bill Allan has served in ministry for many years as a missionary, preacher/teacher, church planter and currently, as the Canadian Director of World Team.  Mr. Adi Caciula, our new Pastor of Student Ministries, has also served many years in ministry as […]

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