Lessons From Israel In the Dessert – Part 1

Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-8; Numbers 11 – Pastor Russ continues with our series on lessons from the nation of Israel’s wanderings in the desert. The first of the “5 Killer Ds” that caused an entire generation of Israelites to die in the desert is DISCONTENTMENT. Like the Israelites, who constantly complained to Moses, we too […]

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Lessons From Israel In the Dessert – Intro

Text: Psalm 106:1-27; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Numbers 11 – In this introductory message, Pastor Russ begins a mini-series on lessons from the nation of Israel’s wanderings in the desert. As the Israelites discovered, there are many distractions in life that will redirect our focus away from the journey God intends us to follow. These distractions […]

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The Responsibility of Leadership

Text: 1 Samuel 24: 8-17 – Spiritual leadership is a privilege as well as a heavy responsibility. Whether it takes place in the home or in the context of a church family, God calls certain individuals to carry the burden of leadership. The burden of leadership comes when we need to make decisions that don’t […]

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Text: Psalm 136 – On this Thanksgiving Sunday, Pastor Russ unpacks this psalm of thanksgiving that the people of Israel sang to God recalling his incredible loving kindness displayed in his activity in the nation’s history. God is a God who does not change so that loving kindness is also showered on us as well. […]

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Here I Am – Send Me!

Text: Galatians 2:20; Isaiah 6:8; Ephesians 2:10 – On this special Sunday, we celebrated a number of individuals who have responded to God’s call to serve him in various ministries. God’s call to serve him, however, is not reserved for “super” Christians. The call is for every genuine follower of Christ. There are no casual […]

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God’s Desire to Bless You

Text: Psalm 31:19-25; Numbers 22-25 – In a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christians, we face a new kind of vulnerability that can often create fear in us. However, as Pastor Russ reminds us, our security as believers should not rest in our culture and its laws. Rather, our security comes from God. He […]

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Is Your Spiritual Trajectory On Track?

Text: 1 Kings 13 – On this Kick-off Sunday, the beginning of a new ministry year gives us an opportunity to evaluate our priorities and schedules to determine if our spiritual trajectory is on track. Are we heading in the right direction or are we being distracted and drifting off course? In this message, Pastor […]

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What Do You Put Your Value In?

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 – In a world that puts an individual’s value in their knowledge, power (influence), and wealth, the Bible teaches us that our value comes from God’s call on our lives and our relationship with Christ. In this message, Pastor Russ reminds us that we need avoid getting caught up in what […]

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Tomorrow Is Not A Guarantee

Text: James 4:13-17; Matthew 6:19-24 – When football teams face the final 2 minutes of a game, three things become very apparent: 1) Clarity – the goal is to win the game; 2) Abandonment – redirect all priorities to achieving the goal; 3) Commitment – give everything you have to achieving the goal. Unfortunately in […]

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