The Church: Living as “Called Out Ones”

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-12 – Today Grace Church celebrates its 85th Anniversary. What a testimony to God’s faithfulness to this church family! But what is the church? A building? A social club? No, none of these is correct. The church is described in the Bible as a body – a group of individuals that need […]

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Christ’s Call For Self-Sacrifice

Text: Matthew 5:10-12; John 15:18-22; Matthew 16:24-27 – On this Remembrance Day Sunday we recognized those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. These men and women demonstrated what self-sacrifice is all about. This Sunday is also the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – IDOP – a day to […]

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Who Do You Run To In Times Of Trouble?

Text: Revelation 8:6-12 – As we continue our series in the Book of Revelation, Pastor Russ takes us through the second set of judgements God enacts on the earth – the trumpet judgements. These catastrophic events mirror some of the plagues God used against Egypt in the Old Testament. Now, however, these events occur on […]

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God Responds to Praying Saints

Text: Hebrews 11:1,2; 11:39-12:3; Revelation 8:1-6 – The book of Revelation is a book of hope. It affirms God’s promise for the future – that he will deal justly with those who reject the truth and have persecuted his followers. In Chapter 8, we see that God responds to the imprecatory prayers of the saints […]

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Knowing the End Affects the Now

Text: Revelation 19:1-16 – Some Christians feel that the study of eschatology (end times) is not important. They hold to “Pan-Millenial” view – that it will all pan out in the end. While its true that we may gain comfort from avoiding the details of eschatology and accepting the simple view that “God Wins!”, Pastor […]

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When We Stand Before God

Text: Matthew 25:31-40 – Life can be hectic. Too often we get so caught up in the busyness of everyday life, we lose focus on important matters – like eternity. In the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus reminds us that one day, we will all stand before God. True followers of Christ should […]

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Ruth: A Story of Gratitude

Text: Ruth 1-4 – The Book of Ruth is a story about gratitude. Even though Ruth was a foreigner living with her mother-in-law in the land of Israel, she saw God’s hand working in her life in spite of the circumstances she found herself in.  In this Thanksgiving message, Pastor Adi reminds us to have grateful […]

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Stolen Glory

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 – Most of us would get offended when someone takes the credit for something we know they didn’t do, especially when we actually did all the work. Unfortunately, many of us as Christians do just that when we take credit for our accomplishments and don’t give God the credit. We are guilty […]

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God’s Word – Our GPS for Life

Text: Proverbs 3:5-8 – The Bible is God’s Word – it is inerrant, authoritative, trustworthy and it provides us with very practical direction for how God wants us to live.  Why do we still choose to ignore it and go our own way?  In this message, Pastor Russ uses the illustration of a GPS to […]

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What Is Church All About?

Text: 1 John 1:1-10 – There are many misconceptions about what “church” is. Is it a building? Is it a club? Is it a support group? Why do so many people attend this place called “church” every Sunday? On this National Back to Church Sunday, Pastor Russ unpacks what the church is all about to […]

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