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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Living The Christian Life With Purpose

Text: 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18 – Pastor Russ shares from his recent experience hiking across England and compares it to the journey of our Christian life. We find comradery with others who share the same goals, who walk the same course, who face the same challenges. We can also be tempted to take shortcuts, trusting […]

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Who Are Your Heroes?

Text: 1 Kings 18: 36-39 – Who are your heroes? We often look to influential men or women to inspire us to higher achievement. The Bible is also filled with heroes – heroes of faith who demonstrated courage, strength, perseverance, and discipline in the face of challenges because they trusted in God. In this message, […]

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Let God be God – Part 2

Text: Romans 9 – Pastor Russ continues his message on God’s sovereignty from Romans 9. We often place so much emphasis on our actions, our decisions, our response to God when Paul makes it clear that its more about God’s activity in our lives than what we do. If it were left up to us, […]

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Let God Be God – Part 1

Text: Romans 9 – As we continue with our series in the book of Romans, we come to a section of the book that contains some challenging teaching on the doctrine of election. Theologians have debated these passages for centuries but, as Pastor Russ reminds us, we need to allow God’s Word to speak for […]

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We Are All Called to Ministry

Text: Ezra 7:8-10 – On this Sunday, Grace Church celebrates two special occasions: First, the election of one of our long time members, Rev. Bill Allan, as the new President of the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada. Secondly, the Induction of our Youth Pastor, Dwayne Copson. Both men have felt God’s call on their lives […]

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Jesus: The Focal Point of Our Service

Text – Hebrews 6:9-12 – On this special Volunteer Appreciation Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us who we do ministry for. Often, we our ministry efforts can get derailed because we forget who we are serving. Growth in our Christian walk is reflected in our service. Salvation produces a desire to want to serve. But we […]

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Our Salvation – Its All About God

Text: Romans 8:28-39 – in this final section of Chapter 8, Pastor Russ takes us through some difficult verses that students of theology have debated for centuries. Is our salvation the result of God’s activity or our activity? A close look at this section of Romans 8 shows that Paul points to our salvation as […]

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