A Lesson In Humility and Faith

Text 2 Kings 5:1-15 – Naaman was a pagan commander in the Aramean army, one of Isreal’s enemies to the north. He was at the peak of his military career. But he had a problem – he had leprosy.  Leprosy was a serious disease – a death sentence that left Naaman hopeless and helpless, until […]

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God’s Will For Your Life

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 – Am I in the “centre” of God’s will?  This is a question Christians often struggle with. Energy is spent challenging every decision to determine if God wants them to take this job or the other; to buy the red car or the blue one. While God is interested in our […]

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In this first series, we return to the basics. Following world-renowned preacher, John Stott’s book, Basic Christianity as a guide, we will embark on a compelling study that first defends the basic claims of Christianity and then defines the proper outworkings of those main beliefs in the daily lives of believers. This study is called […]

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The Model of Loving One Another

Text:  1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 – Paul was excited about the spiritual growth of the Thessalonian believers  Their faith and love for each other was commendable.  Paul modelled that love in the way he, himself, made sacrifices for the sake of the believers in Thessalonica.  Pastor Russ highlights those examples of love demonstrated by the Apostle Paul […]

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Embrace God’s Word

Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 – Paul continued to express his thankfulness for the Thessalonian believers.  In this passage he commends their response to God’s Word.  They not only heard it and received it, they embraced it — it transformed their lives – and they allowed it too work in them to produce a radical commitment […]

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Class Will Show (Paul Defends His Ministry)

Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 – Paul faced significant opposition and persecution in his ministry to the Thessalonians.  Yet he remained humble in his response while remaining firm and faithful to the truth – he let his class show.  Pastor Russ challenges us to also let our “class show” through our words, our warmth, our works […]

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