An Attitude of Gratitude

Text: 1 Corinthians 5:12-22 – On this Thanksgiving Sunday, Pastor Russ highlighted that often Christians express thankfulness for good things – like family, church, freedom. Unfortunately, when our gratitude is dependent on these kinds of things, we can set ourselves up for disappointment – even ingratitude – because these things are fleeting. Our thanksgiving should […]

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Surrendering Control – Baptism Sunday

Text: Psalm 95 – On this special baptism Sunday, Pastor Russ challenges us to be willing to surrender control over to God. So often we fail to experience the full joy of God’s goodness and faithfulness to us because we are unwilling to surrender control over to him. As we celebrate today with Rob Amirault […]

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Out With The Old – In With The New

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 – Many Christians love to try to hang on to some of their “old self” because they are unwilling to surrender everything over to Christ. In this message, Pastor Russ challenges us to stop tinkering with the old self and replace it with the new life we have in Christ. We […]

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The Good News – God’s Rescue Plan

Text: Acts 17:16-34 – On this National Back to Church Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us that, contrary to what many people believe, all religions are NOT alike. Christianity sets itself apart from all others because it not about manipulating the spirit world to get what we want. Rather, it is about God’s plan to restore […]

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Don’t Let Your Spiritual Life Plateau!

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 2 Timothy 1:1-7 – Our calendar year has natural cycles. Back to School brings excitement and high energy. Then we look forward to the Christmas season. Winter can be a drag but we wait in anticipation for Spring. Then, with our energy depleted, we long for summer and vacation. Churches go […]

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Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 – We live in a culture that teaches us to project our feelings onto others. Our society also tends to project it’s opinions on God somehow believing that God thinks the way we think. He loves the way we love, he forgives the way we forgive. This is not true: God is […]

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A Beacon Pointing to a Better Life

Text: Titus 2:11 – 3:8 – We experience a lot of stress and anxiety in life. The question for believers is how do we respond to it? In this message, Pastor Russ reminds us that Christ has redeemed us and purified us so that we should be “eager to do what is good” (2:14). Our […]

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What Does God Require From You?

Text: ┬áMicah 6:6-8 – With all the poverty, injustice and need in the world around us, it can be overwhelming for Christians to try to make a difference. It is even more daunting when the Jesus teaches us that unless we care for the poor and needy, we can not even call ourselves disciples. How […]

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Timely Tips for Triumph in Troubled Times

Text: Philippians 4:1-9 – We live life filled with worry, concern, dread, anxiety. The news we watch, the music we listen to, the people we associate with can often feed these negative emotions. We long for a peaceful life. In this message, Pastor Russ uses Paul’s list of virtuous things (v.8) to remind us that […]

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Look To Christ And Be Saved!

Text: Isaiah 45:21-22; Matthew 11:27-30 – The conversion of Charles Spurgeon reminds us that we can be busy DOING a lot of good things like going to church, reading our Bibles, serving in ministry, but none of these things really proves we have a saving relationship with Christ. In this message, Pastor Russ uses the […]

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